Stop Smoking Once And For All To Avoid The Dangers

Posted on Nov 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

September 19, 2010

By marqpdx

It wasn’t until the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties that health experts finally began to assert what people had long suspected: smoking is extremely dangerous to your health.

Regardless of warnings, it has taken the past several decades for people to finally get the message that they need to stop smoking. Why is it necessary to quit, and why are people in denial? The answers could save your life.

A Dangerous HabitIt is important that smokers stop smoking because it is extremely hazardous for health. There are so many consequences associated with smoking, that it is a wonder that smokers don’t stop immediately! Some consequences are long term, while others are short term. Some consequences are vanity-related, while others are health related. Whatever the consequences may be, they should be enough to make people stop smoking.

In the short term, smoking can lead to many problems. Smokers tend to have bad breath, stained teeth, and their clothes and hair smell like smoke. These reasons are vanity-related. However, other short term consequences include: lower athletic ability, cough and sore throat, the cost of smoking, faster heart beat, raised blood pressure, and increasing the risk of second hand smoke for the people around you.

Long term, the consequences are much more detrimental. They can even be fatal, and have been for many people. The toxic chemicals found in cigarettes can lead to many types of cancer, including lung cancer. Additionally, smoking cigarettes can lead to severe breathing problems, a risk for heart disease, wrinkles, increased risk for stomach ulcers and acid reflux disease, and a risk for gum disease. Many people have died because they did not stop smoking, either directly or indirectly.

Quit For Those Around YouIf you won’t stop smoking for yourself, then stop for those around you. Second hand smoke is just as dangerous, if not more, than first hand smoke. Additionally, smokers set bad examples for their children. Pregnant women who smoke put their unborn child at risk. The consequences involved if you do not stop smoking do not only affect you, but the people around you as well.

Breaking The HabitPeople who do not stop smoking increase their chances of an early death�”and that’s a fact. Whether you stop for yourself, or for someone you love, the important thing is that you give up the habit for life.

From a personal point of view, I detest the smell of cigarettesIt reeks badly and irritates my nasal cavity. However, after discussion with a few people who smokes; an epiphany stroked. Smokers smoke to relieve themselves from stress and also partly due to addiction towards the nicotine content. It’s true when they say; once you pop, you can’t stop. Smoking should never even be attempted as the quitting phase is mentally as well as physically challenging.Do you know that when a person smokes, they’re releasing second-hand smoke to the surroundings? This means that whoever is beside them would also inhale the smoke that they have just expelled. The detrimental effects of smoking is that cigarette smoke contains about 1000 harmful chemicals and the expelled smoke contains about 250 still harmful chemicals. So to those non-smokers who breathed in whatever smoke that a smoker releases, he would also be harmed.

A smoker tends to have stained teeth due to cigarette smoke and bad breath. Notice how someone cringes when they are having a conversation with someone who smokes. The fact that a smoker is actually making someone uncomfortable just by talking to them is enough indication that it will cause relationship tension between couples. A non-smoker in a couple will definitely be put off by the party who smokes when they indulge in kissing. Eventually, it will cause a relationship to collapse if the non-smoker cannot tolerate anymore and the smoker refuses to stop smoking cigarettes when the non-smoker is around.

This means that smoking can affect a person’s social life with other people. It does not only refer to couple relationships but other people such as parents and employers who are non-smokers themselves. A problem for smokers to anticipate is during interview sessions with an interviewer who is a non-smoker. Since, humans tend to be judgemental; the odour that a smoker diffuses will definitely put off the interviewer. The interviewer might view the smoker as an obstacle for him to achieve the company’s full potential due to the amount of time he will be spending to smoke and also money on cigarettes.