Fight The Cigarette Tax - Quit Smoking!


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Fight The Cigarette Tax - Quit Smoking!

  1. 1. ==== ====If You Are Interested In Learning How to Quit Smoking Then You Need To Visit This Website: ====Smoking has just become even more expensive. The new federal taxes on tobacco productsraised tobacco taxes on cigarettes from 39 cents to $1.01 a pack on April 1 as part of an increaseto pay for expanded federal health insurance programs for uninsured children. I like the idea ofgiving health coverage to children and I agree with this plan 100%. The reason I agree is becauseI dont smoke. I used to but I quit many years ago.The reason I quit was because cigarettes were making me feel terrible. I had colds constantly. Mybreath stunk and so did my clothes. Over the past 35 years or so I have seen the effects ofsmoking on many of my friends and acquaintances. Unfortunately, quite a few of them areexperiencing health problems. It was because of this that I decided to start helping people quitsmoking using hypnosis and NLP. I wanted to help people have a better chance at living a long,healthy life.If you need reasons to quit, here are 9 of the best reasons I could come up with.1. Smoking Causes Poor Circulation and Heart DiseaseSmoking can kill you a number of ways. The most prominent is heart disease. There were 332,973deaths due to heart disease in 2004. It was the number one cause of death in the United States.Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths. Nicotine, themain ingredient in cigarettes, raises your blood pressure and makes your blood clot more easily.When your blood clots more easily it gets stuck in your veins causing poor circulation and heartattacks.Did you know that smokers often have frequent headaches? They get them because there is aconstant lack of oxygen due to hardened, narrowed blood vessels to your brain. Oh, by the way,these hardened, narrowed blood vessels can lead to a stroke. Even though it wasnt due tosmoking my dad had a stroke. I guarantee you that one of the biggest reasons I dont smoke isthat I dont want to spend the last years of my life like my dad did, weakened, using a crutch andfrustrated because he couldnt find the words to explain what he wanted to say.Those blood clots caused by your smoking can cause a stroke if they end up in your brain.Smoking deprives your cardiovascular system of oxygen. When combined with the monoxidepoisoning form cigarettes, this lack of oxygen forms thick cholesterol deposits on your artery walls,choking off your blood supply. This resulting poor circulation can cause impotence, another reasonto quit smoking. If you are a middle-aged or older man smoking can keep you from getting anerection and also impairs sperm motility. Most men find that this reverses when they stop smoking.If that wasnt enough, the poor circulation caused by smokings result in Claudication or chronic
  2. 2. pains in the legs, feet and toes. This can eventually lead to a loss of circulation and you can endup having gangrene which will lead to the amputations of your toes or feet. Smoking can also belinked to loss of circulation in your fingers.2. Smoking Causes Cancer of the Mouth, Emphysema, Lung Cancer and BronchitisDo you know anyone who has died from cancer? I have known a few. It can be a slow, terribledeath. Cancer is caused cells that grow like weeds in a garden that strangle out needed bodilyfunctions and good cells. I would not wish cancer on anyone.Studies show that smoking is responsible for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Read thatagain, smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Tobacco in any form, including"smokeless" or chewing tobacco significantly increases the risk for cancer of the mouth.Smoking tobacco can cause similar effects as well as giving you gum disease and tooth decay.Dentist regularly send me their patients that smoke because they know the problems smoking hason dental health. Smoking also makes your teeth yellow and gives you bad breath.If you smoke you are ten times more likely to get lung cancer as a nonsmoker. Smoking is linkedto 87 percent of all lung cancer deaths each year. Smoking is responsible for 82 percent of deathsdue to emphysema and chronic bronchitis.When you inhale the smoke from a cigarette it passes through your bronchi, or breathing tubes.Nasty chemicals from the cigarette smoke, like hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, ammonia, attachthemselves to the lining of the bronchi and cause them to erode. They also cause the inflammationto the bronchi that result in chronic smokers cough. As the bronchi weaken they become moresusceptible to bronchial infections as well as to colds and the flu.3. Smoking Causes Heartburn, Ulcers and other Digestive ProblemsYour entire digestive system is affected. Smoking causes increased stomach acid secretion thatcontributes to heartburn and peptic ulcers. Since smoking interferes with circulation, smokersexperience delays in the healing of ulcers to the stomach and duodenum.Smoking also increases the risk of Crohns disease. It has also been linked to gallstones, whichform when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. Smoking hasbeen linked to liver damage and research suggests that smoking can worsen liver disease causedby drinking too much alcohol.4. Smoking Causes Cancer to the Esophagus and ThroatIn adults, the esophagus is an approximately 10 inch hollow tube that carries food and liquids fromyour mouth to your stomach. The muscles of the esophagus contract as you swallow to push fooddown into the stomach. It has glands in its lining that produce mucus that makes swallowingeasier. Difficulty in swallowing is usually the first symptom of esophageal cancer in most patients.Esophageal cancer is the seventh leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Thetars and other chemicals in cigarette smoke can trigger cancer of the esophagus and throat.
  3. 3. Esophageal cancer is often fatal. Both smoking and smokeless tobacco have been linked to theapproximately 12,300 new cases in the U.S. annually and each year there are approximately12,000 deaths caused by esophageal cancer.5. Smoking Causes Pancreatic Cancer and Bladder Cancer"Actor Patrick Swayze is defiantly continuing to smoke - despite suffering from cancer. Patrick wasspotted enjoying a cigarette recently whilst waiting in his car for his wife to fetch pizza. The 56-year-old star has not quit the awful habit despite undergoing months of chemotherapy forpancreatic cancer. The ill Ghost actor was also recently rushed to hospital with a lung infectionand doctors declared him "more ill than ever"."Pancreatic cancer occurs most commonly in men between the ages of 35 and 70. It is the fourthhighest cause of cancer mortality.Smokers experience much higher rates of pancreatic cancer. In fact the risk of getting cancer ofthe pancreas is 2 to 3 times higher in smokers. Experts believe that 2 to 3 out of 10 cases ofpancreatic cancer are thought to be caused by smoking. People who use "smokeless" tobacco arealso more likely to get pancreatic cancer.The carcinogenic compounds in cigarette smoke have also been linked to bladder cancer. Ourbodies rid themselves of chemicals in our urine which is stored in the bladder. The presence ofcarcinogens in your urine from cigarette smoke can cause bladder cancer, which is often fatal.6. Smoking Damages KidneysYour kidneys can be directly affected by smoking. Since smoking affects your circulation it alsocan elevate your blood pressure. Although high blood pressure can damage blood vesselsthroughout your body, when blood vessels in your kidneys are damaged it interferes with yourkidneys ability to remove wastes and excessive fluid. This can lead to a vicious cycle with theextra fluid in your blood vessels raising your blood pressure even more, eventually resulting inkidney failure.7. Smoking, Fertility and the Effects the Unborn ChildrenStudies have shown that smoking reduces a womens fertility. It also delays their ability toconceive after they stop using birth control pills.Just like when you eat, a smoking mother is smoking for two. You increase the risks ofmiscarriage, premature birth and your babys death in its first year. The infant mortality rate at birthor through a miscarriage is 50 percent higher when the mother smokes. Children whose motherssmoke are also 2½ times more likely to die of crib death or sudden infant death syndrome.The affects of smoking during pregnancy last a lifetime. The average birth weight of babies whosemothers smoked is less than babies of nonsmokers. Also, when examined at age 7, childrenwhose mothers smoked during pregnancy were more likely be shorter, slower readers and sociallyimpaired.
  4. 4. 8. Smoking Causes WrinklesSmoking reduces blood flow to your skin. Have you ever seen someone who has smoked fordecades? Of course you have! Because of the lack of circulation to their skin they look life old,wrinkled baseball mitts. This lack of circulation prevents the needed oxygen and nutrients fromreaching your skin. It also reduces the amount of natural skin softeners, collagen and elastin, inyour skin.Smokers easily appear 5 years older than non-smokers of the same age. Since cigarette smokeirritates the skin and eyes, smokers squint more which leads to more wrinkles around the cornersof the eyes.9. Smoking Causes OsteoporosisRecent studies have shown a direct relationship between smoking and decreased bone densitywhich is known as osteoporosis. It most often affects women. Osteoporosis is a disease whichcauses bones to weaken and fracture more easily.What Can You Do?As you can see smoking has been shown to directly affect your health. Statistics show that fortypercent of the men who smoke will die before they reach retirement age. Women smokers face anincreased risk of cervical cancer. Pregnant women not only take risks with their own health butalso take a chance with the health of their unborn babies.The good news is that if you havent experienced any of these effects yet you can quit. When youquit your body begins to repair itself and within ten years your body will have repaired most of thedamage your smoking caused.If you are interested in quitting on your own I have a FREE e-course that can help you becomesmoke free for life. If you are really committed to quitting and are interested in getting help you canreach me at (800) 989-6570. Whatever you do decide to quit for good and for life!BioWil Dieck is the founder of Total Mind Therapy, a combination of hypnosis, NLP, breathingtechniques from the martial arts visualization used for goal setting. His practice is located in SanDiego, California. He has a totally FREE e-Course "Getting Ready to Quit Smoking" available toanyone at Source:
  5. 5. ==== ====If You Are Interested In Learning How to Quit Smoking Then You Need To Visit This Website: ====