Smoking is the biggest single cause of cancer in the world.
This leaflet explains the dangers of smoking and offers many good reasons to quit whatever you rage. It also shows where you can find help to stub out the habit once and for all. Long time smokers are at high risk of developing lung cancer and other cancers. This leaflet outlines the signs and symptoms to look out for.
Smoking causes cancer, heart disease and stroke.It also causes chronic lung diseases such as bronchitis (infection of the lungs) and emphysema (lasting damage to the lungs). Half of all regular smokers will die from their habit – half of these in middle age. The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater your risk of disease.
Harms of smoking
There are about 4000 different chemicals in tobacco smoke and many of these are toxic, cause cancer or damage cells. The three main ingredients found in smoking they are.
nicotine – a fast-acting, addictive drug that makes smokers crave cigarettes
carbon monoxide – a poisonous gas that quickly enters the blood stream, lowering the oxygen supply and causing breathing problems
tar – a sticky black residue made up of thousands of chemicals. It stays in the smoker’s lungs and causes cancer.
Other effects of Smoking
Women who smoke while pregnant greatly risk harming their unborn babies as well as themselves. Smoking in pregnancy is a major cause of premature birth and low birth weight.
Smoking can also cause impotence (problems with getting and keeping an erection), infertility (in men and women), premature aging of the skin (wrinkles), smelly breath and stained teeth.
To prepare for your quit day, use one or more of these tips:
1. Make a list of all reasons you want to quit. Keep them handy in your wallet or on the fridge. Look at them at least every day.
2. Bet a friend you can quit on your target day.
3. Make a list of what you liked and didn't like about smoking- keep adding to it every day.
4. Ask a buddy to quit with you.
5. Smoke only half a cigarette.
6. Buy cigarettes by the pack and wait until one is empty before buying another one.
7. Change when and where you smoke. If you like to smoke with others, smoke alone.
8. Drink juice instead of smoking a cigarette for a pick-me-up.
9. Don't empty your ashtrays. hey will remind you of how many cigarette you smoke and how bad stale butts smell.
10.Keep a daily diary or blog making of the cigarettes you smoke and the number of times you didn't give into the urge until your quit day.
11. Imagine what you could be doing other than smoking at any given time.
Try these hints from smokers who quit to help you cope with any urges you might have.Choose the right once for you.
1. On your day put all your cigarettes, matches, lighters and ashtrays in the garbage.
2. Spend your time in places where smoking is not allowed: libraries, malls, at the movies,the gym.
3. After meals brush your teeth instead of smoking.
4. Plan how you will handle situations that bring on pleasurable feelings of smoking such as the after dinner coffee.
5. Socialize with your non-smoking friends at parties, coffee break and lunch.
6. Use your hands. try crossword puzzles, needlework, gardening, household chores, writing letters or computer games.
7. Get more exercise. Walk the dog, ride a bike, play tennis or other outdoor games.
8. Get lots of rest.
9. Keep healthy food on-hand: carrots, pickles, sunflower seed, apples and oranges.
10.Light incense or a candle instead of a cigarette.
11.Add up the money you are saving by not smoking. uy yourself something special.
12.Don't believe that one won't hurt. It will.
13.See your doctor if you're having problem.
14. Always keep in mind what you like about being a non-smoker.
Homeopathy in Tobacco Smoking:
Homeopathy is very helpful for quit Cigarette or Tobacco Smoking. So many Homeopathic Medicine for quit smoking. Some important homeopathic medicine are follow which may help for quit smoking.
1. Nux Vomica
3. Lobelia Inflata
5. Augenia Jambos
6. Natrium Carb.