Smoking tobacco is both physical addiction as well as a psychological habit. The nicotine which comes from cigarettes is very addictive. Eliminating fix of nicotine causes body experience physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings too.
CAUSES OF SMOKING:
Because nicotine has a “feel good” effect on the brain, many people smoke as a way of coping with stress, depression, anxiety, or also boredom.
To quit smoking means finding different, healthier ways to cope with those feelings.
Smoking is also a daily ritual. It either may be an automatic response for you to smoke a cigarette with morning coffee or while taking a break at work or school, your commute home at the end of a hectic day. Maybe your friends, family, or colleagues. To stop smoking successfully, you’ll need to keep in mind both the addiction, habits, and routines that of it. But quitting can be done.
When you have the right support and quitting plan, any smoker can kick the addiction even if he tried and failed multiple times. As we know the health risks of smoking, it doesn’t make it easier to kick the habit. If you’re an occasional teen smoker or lifetime pack-a-day smoker, quitting can be really tough. To stop smoking successfully, you’ll not only need to change your behavior but also cope with nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
Smoking harms every organ of the body, causing many diseases and also reducing the health of smokers in general.
Quitting smoking may lower your risk of smoking-related diseases and can add a few years to your life. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body affecting a person’s overall health.
Smoking makes harder for women to become pregnant. It also affects the baby’s health before and after birth.
Smoking increases risks for almost all diseases. In women some of them are:
Preterm (early) delivery
Stillbirth (death of the baby before birth)
Low birth weight
Sudden infant death syndrome which is also known as SIDS or crib death)
Orofacial clefts in infants
Smoking also affects men’s sperm, which reduces fertility and also increases risks for birth defects and miscarriage also.
Smoking affects bone health.
Women who are past childbearing years who smoke have weaker bones than women never smoked. They also have a greater risk for broken bones.
Smoking often affects the health of your teeth and gums and can cause tooth loss.1
Smoking increases your risk for cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens that makes it hard for you to see).
Smoking causes age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Smoking also causes type 2 diabetes mellitus and can make it harder to control.
The risk of developing diabetes often is 30–40% higher for smokers than non-smokers.
Smoking causes adverse effects on the body which includes inflammation and decreased immune function.
Smoking is a cause of rheumatoid arthritis.
EFFECT OF SMOKING ON LUNGS:
Smoking also causes lung disease by damaging your airways and small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs.
Lung diseases caused by smoking is COPD, which includes emphysema and also chronic bronchitis. If people have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse.
Smokers are mostly 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than non-smokers.
CAUSES OF SMOKING:
Most people start smoking when they were teens. People who have friends and/or parents who smoke are more prone to start smoking than those who don’t. Some teens say they “just wanted to try it,” or they used to think it was “cool” to smoke.
The industry’s ads, price breaks, and other cool promotions for its products are a big-time influence on our society. The tobacco industry spends about billions of dollars each year to create ads that show smoking as exciting and glamorous, and safe. Use of tobacco is also shown in video games, online, and also on TV. Studies also show that young people who see smoking in movies are more likely to start cigarette smoking.
HOW TO QUIT SMOKING?
You can Start your stop smoking plan by implementing “START”
S = To Set a quit date.
You will have to Choose a date within the next two weeks, so you will have some time to prepare without losing your motivation to quit. If you mainly habituated to smoke at work, quit on the weekend, so you will have some days to adjust to the change.
T = Tell your family, friends, and co-workers that you are planning to quit.
Tell your family that you are on a plan to quit smoking and also tell them you need their support and encouragement to stop. Also, look for a buddy who wants to stop smoking as well. You can also help each other get through your rough times.
A = You will have to Anticipate and plan for the challenges you’ll face while quitting.
One can help themselves make it through by preparing themselves for common challenges, such as withdrawing nicotine and cigarette cravings.
R = Remove cigarettes, tobacco products from your home, car, and work.
You will have to throw away all of your cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays, and matches. Wash your clothes and also freshen up everything that smells like smoke. Wash your car, clean your drapes, carpet, and steam your furniture.
T = Also Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit smoking
Doctors can prescribe medication that helps withdrawal symptoms. If you cannot visit a doctor, you can also get many products over the counter or also at your local pharmacy, including nicotine patches, lozenges, and gum.