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Smoking? Sorry, It is injurious to Health...
Smoking kills you
Smoking is hazardous to health
I do not want to hurt people's sentiments or degrade them. But I want to bring forth awareness in them regarding the dangers and bad consequences of cigarette smoking. Recently I have come across many reports and articles throwing light and warning people against the hazards of cigarette smoking in The Washington Post and through many other reliable sources and medical websites. As my son himself is a smoker, I am worried much and keep on advising him about the bad consequences of it by updating him about these findings.
Some facts about cigarettes and links to Surgeon General Report
Do you ever know that a burned cigarette produces thousands of chemicals and some of them very poisonous? And when you put it into your mouth and inhale the smoke, hundreds of poisonous gases enter into your body causing much damage to your throat, lungs and the whole system of your body?
It is a scientifically proven fact that the smoke inhaled from the burned cigarette contains many poisonous agents that pass into your lungs such as nicotine, carbon monoxide, the carcinogen and even radioactive metals that stick to your cells all causing cancer and many other deadly complications in your body.
It is further established as per some more links provided at bottom of this article that even non-smokers who inhale the smoke from your lighted cigarettes or from the released smoke out of your mouth are also prone to lung cancer because of the only reason that they are keeping nearer to you in your room or office or any place. There is no other fault of their own.
The following links can give you a detailed report of the hazards of smoking recently confirmed by US Surgeon General and other researchers,
Hazards of Smoking
More facts about Dangers of Cigarette Smoking
Studies are continuously going on to find out the real facts and establishing the bad consequences of tobacco smoking by conducting researches and collecting statistics so as to spread awareness among people and make them change their lifestyles.
- It has been established that tobacco smoking is the main reason for most of the lung cancer cases in the world.
- Nicotine in tobacco smoke is very dangerous as your body becomes addicted to it and it is very difficult to get rid of it.
- Those who inhale the smoke from the lighted tip of your cigarette or the exhaled smoke from your mouth also become victims of lung cancer.
- There are many alarming facts about smoking pregnant women and even non-smoking pregnant ladies of smoking husbands. Their babies in the womb are at the risk of getting affected with all the bad consequences like low weight babies, deformation of the body, abortion, miscarriage and even death and more other delivery-related problems.
I have provided at the bottom of this article some more links to support the real facts about dangerous alarming consequences of tobacco smoking which makes it more urgent now for an immediate quitting of the smoking habit for your own well being and for your family's sake also.
Some statistics about smokers in US
First of all, why smoke at all?
Your excuses for smoking
As I am worried about why people smoke at all, I may like to know some of your reasons for adopting to smoking like giving company to a friend, to remove your tensions, or whether you are attracted by the style of smoking looking at people and liked it and began smoking, etc. Whatever the reason may be, it shouldn't have happened considering the bad effects of smoking. It shows your escape mentality and weakness.
How to quit smoking?
- You must be coming across these warnings many times in your life. The one that warns in big letters - "cigarette smoking is injurious to health" or the other one that tells "tobacco kills".
- As it is a serious matter to be thought about, especially if you are a chain smoker or going for smoke many times in a day, it is now time to think over the matter and look for reducing the smoking habit and finally quit it.
- It may be very difficult to make up your mind.
- But you must think of your family members and of your dear and near ones if you love them truly and honestly.
- Whenever you go for purchasing these things, the thought of your family should strike your mind and heart. You must control yourself for their sake.
- Can't you sacrifice something for your loved ones?
- You are being asked only to leave this bad and harmful habit for their sake. Not to sacrifice your life.
- You may have to bear some discomfort and pain while trying to quit. But, you should bear the pain for your family sake.
- Get yourself more engaged with your family and try to spend more time in their company. This will give you the support required for quitting the smoking habit.
- You must take the matter seriously and not as a joke. The warning is not for a simple awareness but for some serious contemplation.
- Get the help of your doctors and friends also besides taking the support of your family members.
- The American Cancer Society has provided many useful guidelines and information to enable you to quit smoking and to stay quit afterward forever. You can visit their website here and follow the instructions and take their help. https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/guide-quitting-smoking.html
Take the warning seriously "smoking is injurious to health"
In spite of the many awareness programs and advertisements regarding the bad effects of smoking, people are going on continuing the practice and there are many more new entrants every day according to the statistics even though some people are quitting also.
Accept the fact that smoking is not only injurious to you but also to your near and dear ones also. Whenever you smoke and release the coils into the air it spreads around your vicinity in your homes and at outside places and it may enter into the bodies of your family members and friends also. thus causing injury to them. You must have come across this fact in the above-linked reports of medical experts. So consider it as a serious matter.
Save your health and your dear ones' by quitting smoking
I once again stress the need for re-thinking on this need for quitting smoking. Why this unhealthy habit? It only sucks your health and money. You can have some healthy food and fruits etc. with this money and build up your health instead of deteriorating it and that of your near and dear ones.
Next time, when you go for lighting a cigarette think of the warning seriously. Even though it may be a simple slogan for the manufacturers of tobacco products so that they can sell those products, it is not so for you. It is a very serious matter that may cost your life and that of your family members.
If you have the determination and willpower, it should not be difficult for you. You can gradually reduce and quit it with the help of some good friends and assistance of your family. Moreover, there are many counselling clinics and forums to help you.
Below is a video with good illustrations of the inhibitions that you are experiencing and how to overcome them with self-determination and will power applying some workable strategies so that you are gradually oriented towards success in quitting the smoking habit and save your life.
So wish you happy quitting of the smoking habit.
How to Quit Smoking with will power & strategies
Some more updated Links testifying Hazards of Smoking
Non-smokers who breathe in second-hand smoke released from other smokers or lighted cigarettes also get lung cancer and other problems
This page has information on the evidence that shows that smoking, passive smoking and smokeless tobacco cause cancer.
Studies conducted on pregnant women smokers or those having smoking husbands.