Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Health Risks of Smoking

If you smoke:
• You will be 12x more likely to die from lung cancer.
• You will be 10x more likely to die from some form of lung disease.
• You will be 10x more likely to die from cancer of the larynx.
• You will be 6x more likely to die of heart disease.
• You will be 2x as likely to die of a stroke.

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There are 4000 chemical compounds present in the inhaled smoke, 43 of which are known carcinogens. One ingredient is acetone, an ingredient in nail polish remover. Arsenic - the ingredient that is used to kill rats!

Heart disease is the biggest killer relating to smoking. Worldwide, there were 1,690,000 premature deaths from cardiovascular disease among smokers in the year 2000. In contrast, there were “only” 850,000 lung cancer deaths from smoking in the same year.

Smoking whilst pregnant can cause: Spontaneous abortion/miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, Abruptio placentae, placenta previa, Premature rupture of the membranes, premature birth and stillbirth. Plus there are risks to the fetus: underweight infant, birth defects, e.g. congenital limb reduction, increased nicotine receptors in baby's brain, increased likelihood of child smoking as a teenager, possible physical and mental long-term effects.

Smoking affects every part of the body:

- Hair: Smell and staining
- Brain and Mental Effects: Stroke(cerebrovascular accidents), Addiction/withdrawal, Altered brain chemistry, Anxiety about harm caused by smoking
- Eyes: Eyes sting, water and blink more, potential blindness through macular degeneration and cataracts.
- Nose: Less sense of smell
- Skin: wrinkles and Premature aging
- Teeth: Discoloration and stains, Plaque, Loose teeth and gingivitis/gum disease.
- Mouth and Throat: cancer of lips, mouth, throat and larynx, sore throat, reduced sense of taste and Breath smells of smoke
- Hands: Poor circulation(cold fingers), peripheral vascular disease, tar stained fingers.
- Respiration and Lungs: lung cancer, cough, shortness of breath, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
- Heart: blocks and weakens arteries, heart attack.
- Chest: cancer of the aesophagus.
- Liver: cancer
- Abdomen: stomach and duodenal ulcers, cancer of stomach, pancreas and colon, aortic aneurysm.
- Kidneys and bladder: cancer
- Bones: osteoporosis, spine and hip fractures
- Spine: degenerative disc disease
- Male reproduction: Sperm: deformity,loss of motility, reduced number, infertility, impotence
- Female reproduction: early menopause, cancer of cervix, Infertility and delay in conception
- Blood: leukaemia
- Legs and Feet: Increased leg pain and gangrene: peripheral vascular disease, Beurger’s Disease
- Immune System: Weakened

What Happens When You Quit
This is what happens to your lungs after you quit smoking.
* Within 20 minutes of quitting your heart rate begins to drop.
* Twelve hours off the smokes brings your carbon monoxide levels to normal.
* Between two weeks and three months smoke free you begin to lower your risk of heart attacks and your lung function improves.
* Within one to nine months, you will find that your coughing level is lowered and your lung capacity increases.
* One year and you have already cut your risk of a coronary heart disease to half of what it was when you were smoking.
* Fifteen years and you now have the same risk as a non smoker of having a coronary heart attack.

Don't waste any more of your life on cigarettes. They offer you absolutely nothing of value. Take back your life! You deserve to be free!

Four million people die every year due to tobacco use around the world. A smoking-related death occurs somewhere in the world every eight seconds, 365 days a year.

5 Reasons to Quit Smoking
1) Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of death caused by smoking. The toxins in cigarette smoke cause plaques to form in the arteries, which leads to atherosclerosis, otherwise known as hardening of the arteries. Smoking is hard on the heart.
2) Stroke
According to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing upwards of 150,000 people each year. For smokers, the risk of stroke is nearly 2-1/2 times that of nonsmokers.
3) Lung Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 213,380 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed - and 160,390 deaths will occur - in 2007 from lung cancer in the United States alone. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, and with 87% of all lung cancer cases involving tobacco, it is one form of cancer that is preventable.
4) Emphysema/COPD
Tobacco use is the number one cause of COPD, and quitting smoking is the best way to halt further damage. It is estimated that as many as 10 million Americans suffer from COPD, with upwards of 14 million others who may have it but are undiagnosed. In the US, it was the fourth leading cause of death in 2000 and projections place it as the third leading cause by the year 2020.
5) Oral Cancer
Oral cancer (mouth cancer) is included in a specific group of cancers called oral and head and neck cancer. It's estimated that 70 to 80 percent of all cases of OHNC are due to tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption.

There's No Time Like The Present...
If you are thinking about quitting, a good place to start is exactly where you avoided going in the past. Delve into the facts and figures about how destructive tobacco is. Learn exactly what you risk when you light up, day after day, year after year.

Realise that nicotine causes addiction. Using nicotine patches or chewing gum to stop smoking just keeps you addicted to smoking.

1."What are the Key Statistics About Lung Cancer?" 25 October 2006. American Cancer Society.
2. "Cancer Facts and Figures 2007." 2007 American Cancer Society.
3. "Facts About Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." 2004. U.S. COPD Coalition.
4. "NCHS - FASTATS - Leading Causes of Death." 06 October 2006. National Center for Health Statistics
5. QuitSmoking.about.com

"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little". New Scientist, Volume 136 issue 1845 31 Oct 1992, page 6)

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Quotes about Smoking

"One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying". ~Author Unknown

"If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action." ~Douglas Adams

"The best way to stop smoking is to just stop - no ifs, ands or butts." ~Edith Zittler

"The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide." ~Kurt Vonnegut

"I'd rather kiss a mad cow on the muzzle than a smoker on the mouth." ~Paul Carvel

"A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other." ~Author Unknown

"Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs." ~Author Unknown