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Fight Against Smoking

16 May

Hello Friends, In a previous article we talked about Fight Against Eating Disorder. Here today we are going to talk about cigarette smoking.Which is mostly common in our generation nowadays, this article will help you to aware about smoking effects in our human body.Our goal is a better life for everyone.Everyone knows that smoking is not good for health, but do you know, how this dangerous thing deals with our body and to non smokers who inhale secondhand smoke ?

Smoking harms almost all organ of the body. And it’s responsible for a lot of diseases in our body. Cigarette smoking directly leads to lung cancer. Smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths among men and 1 in 20 deaths among women, accounting for an estimated 9,30,000 deaths in 2010 in INDIA.Women who smoke have a more frequent chance of certain pregnancy problems or having a baby die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Smoking vs Cancer

Smoking directly leads to certain types of diseases and yes cancer is one of them. Smoking causes nearly 89 percent of lung cancer deaths. And it is also responsible for many other cancers and health issues. ‘Basically, if tobacco didn’t exist, lung cancer would be a rare disease,’ says Amanda Sandford, research manager at UK charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Benefits of quitting

As soon as you stop, you start to feel the benefit. Giving up smoking is the best decision you’ll ever make.

  • After 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
  • After one day your body’s eliminated the carbon monoxide and your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
  • After 72 hours your breathing becomes easier. The bronchial tubes begin to relax and your energy levels increase.
  • By 2 to 12 weeks your circulation has improved throughout the body.
  • Between 3 to 9 months later your coughs and wheezing will have improved. Lung function could have increased by around 10 per cent.
  • After 10 years the risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.

A study says

  • Who has never smoked, there’s a 0.5 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75.
  • If you started smoking in your teens and gave up at 30, you would have a 1.8 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75.
  • Gave up at 40 years old : You would have a 3 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75. By 40 some people will have developed signs of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). A diseases of the lungs in which the airways become narrowed chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
  • Gave up at 50-years-old: You would have a 6 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75.
  • Gave up at 60-year old: You would have a 10 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75.

How we can fight against cigarette smoking ?

Lung recovery, in most of cases is a natural healing process. There are some things which helps to fight against them.

  • Keep your mouth busy chew something nutritious instead of picking up a cigarette.
  • Eat at smoke free restaurants.
  • Teach your children to stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Eat cancer fighting food in your regular life style. That can help you to slow down cancer formation.
  • Avoid cancer causing food from your diet chart.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Studies show that exercise helps to improve lung function.
  • Most public places don’t allow smoking.Visit on that places for a movie, or a walk etc.

“You don’t need cigarettes to be complete. All the happiness, comfort and peace you seek, is already inside you”

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