No Smoking Please
Smoking the lesser known facts
•Smokers in their 40's have as many facial wrinkles as non-smokers in their 60's.
•In Britain, one person is diagnosed with lung cancer - the cancer most commonly associated with smoking every 15 minutes.
•114,000 people die every year from smoking. That's 312 every day.
•Smoking gives you yellow teeth, bad breath and hollow cheeks from repeated sucking on cigarettes.
•Around half of all regular smokers will eventually be killed by their habit.
•Female smokers have a 30 per sent lower fertility rate than non smokers.
•Male smokers are 50 per cent more likely to be impotent.
•Around 450 children start smoking every day.
•Men who smoke around their pregnant partner can significantly harm their unborn child.
•Women who smoke and take the contraceptive pill are 10 times higher in smokers than non-smokers.
•From brittle hair to stomach ulcer and problems with conception, the effects of smoking are numerous and often deadly.
The Nicotine Addiction Cycle
Smoking is a true form of drug dependence. Smokers are physically addicted to the behavioral components associated with smoking.
most people, smoking is more than a habit. It’s a nicotine addiction,
and that’s why you probably feel irritable for anxious when you don’t
have a cigarette.
When you smoke nicotine goes to the brain in
seconds. When nicotine is in the brain, it causes the release of a
chemical called dopamine, which gives the feeling of pleasure and calm.
body doesn’t want that feeling to stop. But when you are between
cigarettes, the level of dopamine drops. That’s what gives the feeling
of nicotine withdrawal.
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms:
is the nicotine in cigarettes which causes physical addiction to
cigarettes. If you stop the intake you begin to develop withdrawal
symptoms. These will vary according to the level of dependence on
nicotine from person to person.
Symptom can include:
1 Carving for nicotine
2 Irritability, frustration or anger
4 Difficulty in concentrating
8 Decreased heart rate
9 Increased appetite
Health benefits associated with smoking cessation
When smokers quit, within twenty minutes of smoking that last cigarette the body begins a series of changes.
At 20 min after quitting:
Blood pressure decreases
Pulse rate drops
Body temperature of hands and feet increases
At 8 hours:
Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal
Oxygen level in blood increases to normal
At 24 hours:
Chances of heart attack decreases
This is what happen in one day.
So what about quitting for life time?