Tobacco is the biggest enemy of public health. This is not an exaggeration to make a statement.For the effects of tobacco use, as we all know is destructive and widespread. Not many people know that tobacco is a major cause of cancer and heart attacks. Many young people today, in both urban and rural areas, are dependent on tobacco in various forms, which in the long run have a negative impact on the health and lives of the people.
According to a recent study by the American Cancer Society, nearly 30 percent of India’s population in the age group 15 years and above, use some form of tobacco. While the earliest forms of tobacco include chewing tobacco leaves, Ghutka and Beedis, cigarettes, cigars, shisha and hookahs equally often, especially in urban areas.
Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes, many of which are toxic, formaldehyde, ammonia and cadmium. These components of cigarettes have a detrimental impact on everything from immunity to the functioning of organs. It is well known to all that smoking is harmful and addictive. But very few know about the dangers of smoking. Smoking leads to irreversible damages and reduces the number of immune system and human life for 25 years. Smoking is one of the leading preventable causes of death. In a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) said that smoking-related deaths around the world are set to surpass nine million annually by 2020, seven million of which will occur in developing countries like India.
Smoking doesn’t only to put an active smoker in a dangerous risk of disease, but the envelopes innocent passive smokers too, in its bosom. It has been scientifically proven that smoking causes cancer and many other diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, liver cancer, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction in men, stomach cancer, bladder cancer and kidney disease, acute myeloid leukemia, cataract, cervical cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, periodontics, pneumonia, Oral, buccal, hypo pharynx and lung cancer, but somehow even this impressive list is not a deterrent for dependent smokers to quit.
Studies show that:
* Cigarette smoking triples your risk of heart attack
* Smoking is only 8 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of heart attack
* Light smokers (less than 10 cigarettes per day) who quit smoking return to normal non-smokers risk of heart attack, after 3 to 5 years
* Heavy smokers (more than 20 cigarettes per day) who quit smoking have a 22% higher risk of heart attack 20 years after the exit
* 22 hours per week of exposure to second hand smoke (passive smoking) increases the risk of heart attack by 45%
Nicotine is addictive and increases cholesterol in your body. Nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds after smoke inhalation. Studies have shown that when nicotine enters the system, there are traces in each part of the body, even in breast milk! Tobacco use can damage the reproductive health of women. Tobacco is associated with reduced fertility and a high risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery (preterm labor), and stillbirth. Although not all of these health problems, smoking-related causes of death, illness, may limit their daily lives, making it harder to breathe, work or play.
If you are a smoker trying to quit smoking, the good news is that there is a number of «exit” to help you get rid of this habit.
Nicotine gum, nicotine patches, inhalers and tablets such as medicine known as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and are designed to help smokers quit. Nicotine replacement therapies work by releasing a small amount of nicotine in the blood, but without the dangerous effects of inhaling tobacco smoke. It provides fast relief from withdrawal symptoms and craving that you get when you stop smoking, and allows you to get on with the violation of the psychological habit of smoking.
Electronic Cigarettes are another alternative that serve to help people quit smoking. E-cigarette smoke without the battery, not tobacco, ammunition, and not nicotine, water vapor, and smoke! In spite of the NRT and E-cigarettes have been shown to almost double your chances of successfully quitting smoking, they are not the ultimate solution. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits for you. Within 12 hours after your last cigarette, your body will heal itself. The level of carbon monoxide and nicotine in your system will decline rapidly, and the heart and lungs begin to repair the damage caused by cigarette smoke. Therefore, we promise to commit them to breathe free, quit smoking and will allow your family to breathe free, too.