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Smoking kills................

  1. 1. Smoking Kills Neena Reddy
  2. 2. Statistics  40% of men and 27% of women are smokers  Average 18 cigarettes a day – addiction /chain smokers.  Smoking causes 80% of all drug related deaths
  3. 3. The Facts Smoking:  Is addictive – more than heroine or cocaine  Makes your clothes, hair and breath smell  Turns your teeth and fingers yellow  Increases risk of stroke and heart attack  Increases risk of developing diabetes  Is the most common cause of lung, throat and mouth cancer
  4. 4. Why Do Young People Start Smoking? Think of Some Reasons
  5. 5. Some Reasons:  Young people are attracted to the image:  Because their friends and family are smokers  Cultural Influences
  6. 6. What are in Cigarettes? Do YOU know?
  7. 7. Over 4000 Chemicals!!!! (60 of which are carcinogenic)
  8. 8. (Source:
  9. 9. What are some of the consequences of smoking?
  10. 10. Smoking Stroke Lung Cancer Stomach Cancer Throat Cancer Emphysema Heart Disease Bladder Cancer
  11. 11. But what does these things really look like? How do these images make you feel?
  12. 12. Website Source:
  13. 13. By Survey - Top excuses by smokers Top excuses for not quitting smoking“ 1) Quitting smoking would be detrimental to my health by halting my exercise program...I WALK to the store to buy my cigarettes 2) Any wimp can quit smoking, but it takes a man to face cancer. 3) The car CAME with ashtrays for a REASON!! 4) I smoke to help digest dinner and if I didn't smoke, I would keep eating until I EXPLODE!! 5) It's a family tradition. 6) Who likes white teeth?? 7) It's a great people repellent.
  14. 14. Smokers @ their best 
  15. 15. Smokers @ their best 
  16. 16. But wait……Think 20 minutes after quitting: Your heart rate drops 12 hours after quitting: Carbon monoxide levels in your blood drop to normal Ready to quit – follow these steps 1. Get ready 2. Get support 3. Learn new skills and behaviors 4. Get medication – if recommended by your doctor – and use it correctly 5. Be prepared for cravings and withdrawal symptoms
  17. 17. Steps to quitting Step 1: Get Ready  Set a quit date  Get rid of all cigarettes and ashtrays at home, work, and in your car  Keep a diary of when and why you smoke  Tell friends and family you’re going to stop
  18. 18. Steps to Quitting Step 2: Get Support  Your chances of success increase if you have a support network  Ask friends, family, and coworkers for their support in helping you quit  Ask others not to smoke around you or leave cigarettes out in the open
  19. 19. Steps to quitting Step 2: Get Support  Talk to your family physician about tobacco’s effects on the body, choosing a quit plan, and dealing with withdrawal  Get individual, group, or telephone counseling
  20. 20. Steps to quitting Step 3: Learn New Skills & Behaviors  Distract yourself from urges to smoke –Talk to someone –Go for a walk –Get busy with a task –Go somewhere you’re not allowed to smoke
  21. 21. Steps to quitting Step 3: Learn New Skills & Behaviors  Change your routine –Take a different route to work –Drink tea instead of coffee –Eat breakfast in a different place
  22. 22. Steps to quitting Step 3: Learn New Skills & Behaviors  Reduce stress – take a hot bath, exercise, or read a book  Plan something enjoyable to do every day  Drink a lot of water and other fluids
  23. 23. Steps to quitting Step 4: Get Medication  Your family physician may recommend one of these to help you quit: – Bupropion SR – Nicotine gum – Nicotine inhaler – Nicotine nasal spray – Nicotine patch – Varenicline
  24. 24. Steps to quitting Step 5: Avoid Relapse  Most relapses occur within the first three months  Avoid drinking alcohol – drinking lowers your chances of success  Avoid being around other smokers – can make you want to smoke
  25. 25. Steps to quitting Step 5: Avoid Relapse  Expect a small weight gain (usually less than 10 pounds)  Eat a healthy diet  Stay active  Look for ways to improve your mood other than smoking
  26. 26. Will it work? Successful quitters are  Ready to change  Motivated to quit
  27. 27. Managing withdrawal Symptoms  Most intense during the first three to seven days  May continue for several weeks but will get less severe  Triggers or cues associated with smoking can cause cravings
  28. 28. Managing withdrawal  Exercise  Reduce or avoid caffeine or other stimulants  Relax before going to bed  Make your bedroom quiet  Keep a bedtime routine  Drink plenty of water  Use cough drops to relieve throat irritation
  29. 29. Managing withdrawal If you’re having trouble concentrating  Adjust your schedule to a lighter workload  Lower your expectations on the amount of work you can do  Understand the amount of energy and time it takes to stop smoking
  30. 30. Managing withdrawal If your appetite has increased  Eat healthy snacks  Don’t delay regular meals  Drink more water  Exercise regularly
  31. 31. Managing withdrawal If you crave a cigarette  Wait out the craving (usually less than five minutes)  Try deep breathing  Use distractions  Call someone in your support network  Chew gum  Brush your teeth
  32. 32. Renew your dedication  Reward yourself for resisting urges to smoke  Review your reasons for stopping  Remind yourself often how well you’re doing
  33. 33. You can do it!  Tobacco addiction is a chronic disease – seek advice, support, and care from your family physician to increase your chance of success  Quitting smoking can reduce illness, prevent death, and increase your quality of life  Quitting can be difficult – remember to ask for help  You can do it!
  34. 34. There’s hope…… Thanks for your time to go through the PPT As you may be active or passive smoker.