Reasons Why You Should Stop Smoking
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Reasons Why You Should Stop Smoking

Smoking may be very trendy but it is also hazardous to the health.

According to experts, smoking is one of the causes of lung cancer leading to death all over the world. But despite the dangers of smoking countless people are still smoking. According to smokers, they feel good if they smoke. Some people smoke to relieve themselves of stress and tension. Some people feel better if they smoke while working. One man I know smokes two packs a day because he cannot work without cigarettes.

To the younger generation, smoking is part of a trendy and stylish life. They feel that they are in if they smoke with their friends. This is how they identify themselves in a group. They share a stick of cigarette and feel the stronger bond of being part of the group.

Whatever benefits some people claim while smoking, the dangers are still more important to reconsider. People who smoke are risking their health and the health of those near them who sniff the smoke of their cigarette.

The smoke causes lung diseases and if the smoker does not stop, he could acquire lung cancer which sometimes causes death if it becomes very serious. Smokers sometimes do not feel the bad effects of smoking until such time that it is too late to cure the disease they have acquired from smoking.

Smoking does not give the body any benefits but health hazards that make a smoker more prone of acquiring other diseases.

According to studies just 20 minutes after a smoker stops smoking, his body would begin a series of beneficial changes. The blood pressure drops to normal and so with the pulse rate. The temperature also of the hand and feet would become normal. This is an indication that smoking is not in any way good for the body but instead it makes the body parts mal-function.

Here are other facts that experts say about smoking:

1. The carbon monoxide level in the blood drops to normal and the oxygen in the blood increases also to normal if the smoker does not smoke for 8 hours. This means that there is a big improvement in the health if the person stops smoking.

2. The chance of heart attack decreases when the smoker does not smoke for 24 hours. This is because heart attack is one of the health risks of cigarette smoking.

3. The nerve endings starts to grow and the ability to smell and taste is enhanced if the smoker does not smoke for 48 hours. It would make walking easier also.

4. The blood circulation improves and the lung function increases up to 30 percent if the smoker stops smoking for 2 to 3 weeks. This is because the lungs is the worst affected when a person smokes.

5. All respiratory system related diseases such as coughing, shortness of breath, sinus, congestion and fatigue decreases and the cilia starts to grow when the smoker stops smoking for 1 to 9 months. The growth of the cilia will increase the ability of the lungs to handle mucus, clean the lungs and reduce infection.

6. The risk of coronary heart disease in a smoker is reduced to half when the smoker stops smoking for 1 year.

The more cigarettes you smoke, the more hazardous you are putting yourself into. And the longer you smoke the more your health will be in danger. A healthy life does not need any cigarette but healthy food in order to boost the immune system.

Source: American Cancer Society and Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Very important read and valuable information.

Thanks Ron for dropping by.