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What is smoking ?
• Smoking is a practice in which a substance, most
commonly tobacco, is burned and the smoke is tasted or
inhaled. This is primarily practiced as a route of
administration for recreational drug use,
as combustion releases the active substances in drugs
such as nicotine and makes them available for absorption
through the lungs. It can also be done as a part of rituals,
to induce trances and spiritual enlightenment.
• The most common method of smoking today is
through cigarettes, primarily industrially manufactured but
also hand-rolled from loose tobacco and rolling paper.
Chain smoking..Aterm often confused
• Chain smoking is the practice of lighting a
new cigarette for personal consumption immediately after
one that is finished, sometimes using the finished
cigarette to light the next one. The term is most often used
more loosely to describe people who smoke relatively
constantly, though not actually "chaining". Chain smoking
is primarily cigarette smoking, although it can be cigar and
pipe smoking as well.
• Health diseases
• Waste money
• Waste energy
How people get addicted
• Nicotine is one of the main ingredients in tobacco. Nicotine is a
powerful drug that speeds up the brain and central nervous
system. It triggers the release of a chemical in your brain
(dopamine) that boosts your mood, makes you feel calm, and
at the same time, can make you feel more alert. The nicotine in
cigarette smoke is absorbed through the skin lining of the
mouth and the nose. The nicotine level in your blood peaks
within 10 seconds of inhaling (breathing in) cigarette smoke
into your lungs.
• Over time, your brain adjusts to the stimulation ("buzz") from
nicotine and lowers your natural energy level or mood. You
may then start to crave a cigarette for a boost. The more you
smoke the more nicotine you need to feel good. Soon, your
body craves nicotine to feel "normal." Being without nicotine for
even a few hours can cause withdrawal symptoms like
headaches, depression, anger, anxiety, and problems sleeping.
• Nicotine gum
• Advertisements on risk of smoking
• Increase price of cigarettes
• Age limits for purchasing cigarettes
• Warning labels
• Awareness campaigns
Reasons for quitting:
• Smoking is addictive
• Smoking kills
• Smoking is expensive
• You'll sleep better.
Smokers are four times as likely to report feeling unrested
after a night's sleep, a Johns Hopkins study found; it
seems going through nicotine withdrawal each night can
contribute to sleep disturbances.
Nonsmokers 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
• bad breath
• yellow teeth
• smelly clothes
• more colds and coughs
• difficulty keeping up with friends when playing sports
• empty wallet — cigarettes and tobacco products are very
• And if you are not
saying this already..
more in store for
Benefits for quitting
• General health improves
• More energy
• Save money
• Sense of taste & smell improves
• Set an example for young people
• Smoking reduces life expectancy by 7 to 8 years
• 400,000 deaths annually in USA
• Estimated to causes 10 million deaths per year worldwide
• About 15 billion of cigarettes are sold daily
How to quit
• S = set a quit date
• T = tell family, friends that you plan to quit
• A = anticipate & plan for the challenges
you’ll face will smoking
• R = remove cigarettes & tobacco from your
home, car …
• T = talk to your Dr. about getting help to quit