Now female know very well that smoking is harmful but many women still smoke. If smoking has long been associated with some form of good personality, we now know that it is far from glamorous! Although it is not new to say that smoking can have disastrous consequences on health, there are still some myths that important to demolish.
Myths and Statistics
Lung cancer and breast – It will not surprise anyone here saying that smoking is responsible for 85% of lung cancers. Although this type of cancer is subject to less publicity than breast cancer among the female population, it is still responsible for twice as many deaths. However, smoking is not only responsible for the lung cancer. Its use increases significantly the risk of cancer is linked to about 30% of all cancer deaths. It is estimated that such is a risk factor for cancers of the bladder, ovarian, cervical and colorectal cancers.
Better late than never – Some say that even continuing to smoke for a few years, it will still be time to save their health. It’s not completely wrong, but you stop smoking, the better your health will benefit. As the years pass, and the benefits associated with quitting smoking is increasing. The early years of abstinence, an ex-smoker sees his chances of getting cancer of the uterus decrease significantly. After five years without smoking, it is the risk of getting other cancers (mouth, throat, esophagus) which have halved! And after 10 years, pre-cancerous cells of the old smoking are replaced by healthy cells, and risk of developing lung cancer is similar to that of someone who never smoked in his life! The more you stop, the sooner you can enjoy your life without tobacco. This is why you should never put off till tomorrow the good resolutions and say wait a year or two is not so bad.
Secondhand smoke – Secondhand smoke is also very harmful. If you have a spouse or children who live with you, try to smoke outside because it is not less than 4000 chemicals that you do them breathe. The side effects do not stop there: your children will mimic the actions you have a direct impact on their behavior and lifestyle. In Quebec, nearly a quarter of smokers between 15 and 24 years and the increase in smoking among young people is increasing in recent years, especially among 20-24. A recent study by a group of researchers from more serious has shown that about one in four show signs of addiction to tobacco after as little as ten weeks!
If you are pregnant, do not forget that you’re not just eating for two, you also smoke for two. Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk of cancer in children and also jeopardizes the long-term health of this being to be born. Besides cancer, smoking has an effect on the baby’s weight at birth may be less, and it can slow the cognitive and physiological development of the child.
Quitting smoking is not easy. All chemicals found in cigarettes, nicotine in particular, cause a real physical and psychological dependence. So stop means he will face a withdrawal in the coming weeks.
Even if you have not quit, condition yourself mentally to be a former smoker. Speak as if you had already stopped, so other than yourself. The important thing is to put in a mental disposition that will allow you to better manage difficult times once crushed cigarettes for good.
We can also help with several products are sold in pharmacies, but before you use them, always consult your doctor or pharmacist. In any case, listen up and go at your own pace. It’s not everyone who comes to quit at once, it may go slowly. To do this, start by delaying the time of your first cigarette and try to outrun the following during the day.
Do not be too hard on yourself. Perhaps you happen to relapse or smoking more than usual on a day of great stress. These behaviors are all that are more natural and it is useless to punish or abandon. Instead, realistic goals will help motivate you while setting the bar too high, too fast could make you abandon your resolutions quickly.
Fear of gaining weight when stopping is often a reason that delays the thing. While many people will take five to ten pounds, it is also true that most will lose this slight overweight in the medium term. Quitting smoking is synonymous to get fit and therefore more active and energetic, both essential to maintaining a healthy weight. Moreover, you say that most ex-smokers are much happier with their lives smoke-free as a few pounds gained.
Smoking is the largest preventable cause of cancer in the world and is responsible so many deaths in the world. In light of all that has been said here, there is no doubt that quitting smoking for good is by far the best way to ensure a long and healthy life.