Did You Quit Smoking Yet? After This You Will!
Smoking isn’t cool and it seems that millions of people won’t quit this disgusting habit. Even though most smokers are absolutely aware of all the risks that smoking causes, they are still deciding to light their cigarettes and give in to the deathly pleasure. With there being alternative methods of trying nicotine patches or even nicotine gum, there shouldn’t be any excuse as to why people cannot give up this habit. Of course, just like with anything you give up, it isn’t going to be easy.
Here are some serious reasons because of which you should throw your pack of cigarettes in the garbage this instant.
1 Loss of memory
Did you know that cigarettes can cause you an early memory loss. Yes, that’s right; smokers can suffer memory loss at a much younger age than non-smokers. Smoking in middle age is linked to memory problems and slide in reasoning abilities and learning power. Studies show that people who smoke could lose around one-third of their everyday memory. We knew that smoking affects retrospective memory but these results are more shocking as the researchers said.
2 Risks your pregnancy
European analysis shows that smoking increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Besides, that, mothers that smoke during pregnancy are risking the general health of their unborn babies. Not even one cigarette is allowed, but it’s up to you. Are you still going to smoke?
3 Heart diseases
By smoking, you bear a risk of sudden cardiac death two to four times more than a non-smoker. If you are already suffering from a few minor heart issues and have a family history of heart disease, smoking will make it happen for you. It will increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The nicotine in the cigarettes causes your blood vessels to release adrenaline, which makes your heart beat faster, raising your blood pressure.
4 Lung Cancer
Being a smoker, you are 14 times more likely to die of lung cancer, 14 times more likely to die of mouth and throat cancer and twice as likely to die of bladder cancer. If you are buying your packs of cigarettes, you have already seen those scary and disgusting pictures of smokers suffering from all kinds of cancer. And yes, smoking is active in 30% of all cancers. According to research in 2010, women who smoked for 25 years or more, were twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer as women who had never smoked. When it comes to oral cancer, patients claim that the pain is terrible. The tissues inside the mouth are initially painless but later develop a burning sensation or pain where the tumor is advanced. Tobacco use is considered to be responsible for 85% of head and neck cancers.
5 Save years of your life
Non-smokers live on average 10 years longer than smokers do. Most of smokers believe in having fun at this moment than living a few extra years. Quitting cigarettes is a matter of will power; demonstrate your self-respect by quitting smoking. Love yourself first before you can love others.
6 Second hand smoking
Secondhand smoke contains more than 4000 chemicals, many of which are initial toxins, and some of which are known to cause cancer. Breathing in someone else’s cigarette smoke (passive smoking or second-hand smoking) can increase the risk of cancer and other health problems and is more harmful, particularly for children. Passive smoking may develop asthma in children or it can cause serious respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Secondhand smoke is responsible for 35000 to 40000 deaths per year.
7 Non-smokers have stronger bones than smokers
Women smokers have been found to lose 2.3% to 3.3% of bone mineral density for every 10 pack-years of tobacco use. The effects are even worse in postmenopausal women. Smoking weakens the body’s scaffolding and is a serious risk factor for osteoporosis, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It’s been shown to fritter away bone density in postmenopausal women and to hike the risk of hip fractures in both genders. Smokers may also experience slower healing of broken bones and wounded tissues than non-smokers.
8 Smoking can cause diabetes
The Journal of the American Medical Association last year found that across 25 prior studies, current smokers have a 44 percent greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes than non-smokers. 12 percent of all type 2 diabetes cases nationwide might be attributable to smoking.