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It is well known that smoking is hazardous to health. Tobacco contains many unsafe substances such as acetone, tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. When they are inhaled, they not only affect your lungs but your whole body system. Smoking harm nearly every organ in the body, causing many diseases and affect the overall health of & # 39; smokers.
Effects & # 39; smoking damage
- Smoking affects the respiratory system by causing emphysema, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer.
- It effects on the heart and blood vessels such as increased blood pressure, weakening of blood vessels, blood clots, increased risk of & # 39; heart attack and stroke.
- It affects the digestive system with & # 39; increased risk & # 39; oral cancer, throat, larynx and esophagus.
- Smoking increases the risk of & # 39; other diseases such as diabetes, pneumonia, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, cataracts.
- Smoking affects the reproductive system. Reduce sexual performance in men and makes it difficult for a woman to get pregnant. It also increases the chance of & # 39; injuries and birth defects in the unborn baby.
- Increase the cholesterol and the unhealthy fats that circulate in the blood leading to their deposit on the walls of blood vessels.
- Smoking weakens the immune system, causing muscle degeneration, thinning of bone tissue and loss of & # 39; bone density.
It is always a good time to stop smoking. Smoking is a very important step to enhance the quality of life & # 39; smokers and longevity. Although it is difficult to stop smoking, it is definitely possible.
Below, we describe different ways to quit smoking.
1. Therapy & # 39; replacement & # 39; nicotine
The therapy & # 39; replacement & # 39; Nicotine comes in forms & # 39; nicotine patch, and inhaler.
Nicotine inhaler: nicotine inhaler is in the form of & # 39; cigarette. Which cartridge has nicotine. When you breathe, the nicotine vapor is absorbed in & # 39; mouth and throat. Nicotine is absorbed into your lungs, unlike cigarette. As a result, m & # 39; have the same hit & # 39; as with nicotine as smoking. nicotine inhaler can & # 39; be helpful if you have problems to break free from smoking habits, like pulling & # 39; cigarette out from the pack, light, putting in & # 39; mouth and inhalation.
Nicotine Patch: Nicotine patch is in the form of & # 39; & # 39 adhesive band; oversized. The portion & # 39; out stick to your skin and the party & # 39; pressing against the inside and slowly release nicotine into the skin. Most patches are sold in & # 39; various sizes containing different strengths & # 39; nicotine. It is important to choose health and appropriate size of the patch to quit smoking. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for help to select the patch strength.
Nicotine Gum: The gum contains nicotine and feel like chewing gum. When chew gum, nicotine is released slowly in the mouth. The cigarette smoking through nicotine immediately to the blood through the lining of the lungs, and reaches the brain within seconds. Nicotine gum takes several minutes to reach the brain. This leads to "hit" by gum faster compared to & # 39; cigarette. The gum also gives much less nicotine to the body compared to & # 39; cigarette.
2. prescription drugs
Many medications can help you quit smoking. The drugs are taken to reduce the craving for nicotine. Your doctor can & # 39; help choose which drug or combination of & # 39; the best medicines will help to stop smoking.
Varenicline (Champix) is a medicine that reduces the craving for smoking & # 39; nicotine and block the effects of nicotine if smoke while tieħuha, and b & # 39; so smoking less pleasant. It is available with & # 39; prescription. Another drug is bupropion (Zyban) also reduces craving for nicotine. These drugs are easy to use and double the chances to quit smoking.
3. External Assistance
In Canada, the website of the line & # 39; assistance for smokers who is service & # 39; discharge b & # 39; anything and confidential for smokers. They offer exercises, tips and tools to help you quit smoking and have a group & # 39; online support to share experiences.
In the US, the Smokefree website for access to information and resources b & # 39; nothing. You & # 39; also call the Quitline at NCI 1-877-44U quits individualized advice.
4. Changing habits
Drinking Water: It is good to drink with crushed ice water, to help nicotine and other chemicals from your body flexible fast. It also helps to meet the effects of the oral craving for some time. Try using straw with the same diameter as a cigarette.
deep breathing: The deep breathing is another useful tip. Take a break of deep breathing, instead cigarette break. Try to delay lighting your first cigarette with & # 39; hours. After the first one, if re & # 39; you craving to smoke, trying to delay by 15 minutes or half an hour. B & # 39; this way, you will be in control & # 39; when to say no to yourself.
repetition: Every night, before going to bed, give yourself five reasons to stop smoking.
Food Addiction: Try change of your eating habits to reduce smoking. The drinking milk is a good way because it is considered incompatible with smoking. End your meals or snacks with & # 39; something that does not allow you to have a cigarette.
Spendin time in & # 39; areas where smoking is prohibited: During the first few days of harvest, try to spend as much as & # 39; be a time in areas where smoking is prohibited such as libraries, museums, stores, churches.
Written by Pratibha Duggal
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