Kick your habit … !Each year May 31 is observed as World NoTobacco Day (WNTD) with the aim to spreadawareness about the ills of tobaccoconsumption, but do we actually understandits importance? Many smokers pledge toquit smoking on this day and forget it justthe next day?
What’s in a Cigarette ???The main ingredient in cigarettes is tobacco.There are over 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes.51 of them are known to be carcinogenic. Acarcinogen is something that causes cancer.
Familiar Chemicals in Cigarette.Chemical Found inCarbon monoxide car exhaustnicotine bug spraystar Material to make roadsarsenic Rat Poisonammonia cleaning productshydrogen cyanide gas chamber poisoncyanide deadly poisonacetone nail polish removerbutane cigarette lighter fluidDDT insecticidesformaldehyde to preserve dead bodiessulfuric acid car batteriescadmium used to recharge batteries
Familiar Chemicals in Cigarette.Chemical Found inFreon damages earths ozone layergeranic acid a fragrancemethoprene a pesticidemaltitol a sweetener not permittedto be used in foods in theU.S.
Say no to smoke…!22% of allmale deathsand 11% of allfemale deathsare due tosmoking
More Facts about Tobacco… When a person inhale smoke , tar is being created inside theirlung, Tar is a black slow moving material that creates in your lungwhen you inhale cigarette smoke. Gases found in cigarette can cause lung cancer and even tumors. When tobacco is smoked a white sticky material builds up in toyour artery , which could to heart attacks , heart diseases and evenstroke.
Why it’s cool not to smoke??? It can cause lung cancer. Smoking can cause bad breathand yellow teeth and fingers. Every year many thousands ofpeople die due to smoke. Giving up smoke can reducedthe risk of developing manysmoking illness.
Tips on how to quit … ? Get nicotine patches or gum to replace smokingwithout feeling withdraw. Remain active , Keep yourself busy Switch to oral substitute i.e mints , hard candy ,carrot , gum and sunflower seeds. Brush your teeth several times a day becausetoothpaste makes cigarettes taste bad. Try drinking a glass of chilled water as it flushestoxins from your body Try to avoid the company of people who smoke
Tips Continued…. Get support from your family and friends. Tellthem about your quitting plans and seek theirencouragement to help you stop One should always have a positive approachtowards quitting, think of all the after-effectsand advantages when you quit smoking. You willsmell better, will enjoy and taste your food moreand cough less.
It’s never too late to start…“It is not because things are difficult that we donot dare, it is because we do not dare that theyare difficult.”