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Let Your Lungs Breathe Better Air: Quit Smoking

May 2nd, 2018
Let Your Lungs Breathe Better Air: Quit Smoking

Smoking is injuries to health! Is there a doubt about that? The image of the damaged lungs filled with charcoal is not enough to awake the smokers. Every smoker is somewhere aware that smoking is one of the main risk factors for some of life-threatening diseases. In your lifetime you must have come across of people who have lost their loved ones just because of cigarette smoking.  Across the globe people are developing lung cancer, breathing problems and heart problems due to this habit. You may have heard these claims end number of times. Also somewhere deep in your heart you completely know that smoking is killing you gradually. But when it comes to quitting it we all know the answers.

Before moving forward let us take a look at some awakening statistical data related to problems caused by smoking.

Do you know?

  • There are over 7000 substances in the tobacco smoke, out of which more than 250 are toxic & more than 70 substances are risk factor causing cancer.
  • It is estimated that over 6 million people all over the world lost their life due to smoking, out of which 1 million are Indians.
  • There exist more than 70,000 diagnosed cases of lung cancer because of lung cancer, out which 90% patients are losing their lives.
  • Smoking increases the risk of developing the Lung cancer by 20-30%, Heart disease by 20-30% and Stroke by 20-30%.

One thing to be kept in mind here is that not just smoking but second-hand smoking is also very harmful.  The smoke inhaled by other people while being around the smokers is also known to cause life-threatening diseases.

The multiple medical conditions that result from smoking include the following-

  • Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Heart diseases
  • Cancer
  • Strokes
  • Ulcers
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Reproductive problems
  • Blindness, cataract
  • And much more.

I think these reasons are enough for you to at least think about quitting smoking.  I know talking about quitting smoking is easy but when it comes to really doing it this may seem impossible.  To assist you in quitting smoking we have outlined certain possible ways to quit smoking now.

Pen down your like and dislikes about smoking

First of all, make a list of all the things that you truly like about smoking. Further on the other side of the paper write the things you dislike about it like the impact they create on your health, work, and family etc.  Get the opinions of your friends, family, and colleagues regarding this. Finally, think over the list made and when you are ready with the reasons to quit step ahead.

Start collecting the money you have been spending on smoking

Collect the money you been spending throughout your life on smoking and use it for buying the things you have always dreamt of buying be it a bigger house, car or a vacation.

Eat healthy food

Replace the cigarettes with the healthy food items like sunflower seeds, sugar-free lollipops, or gum, or carrot or celery sticks to keep your mouth and hand engaged. Moreover, you can replace your smoking habit with a nut habit, and eat four nuts in their shell for every cigarette you want to smoke.

Drink herbal tea

Usually, you smoke when you are stressed or worried. One of the alternatives to smoking to manage the stress is brewing the tea and sipping it slowly as it cools it will provide the same stress relief as a hit of nicotine. Moreover, you can carry with you cinnamon-flavored toothpicks and suck on one whenever a cigarette craving hits.

Make a list of diseases caused by smoking

On a paper list down the diseases caused by smoking and keep it at a place where it is visible to you all times.  Whenever you are tempted to smoke take a look at this list.

Contact acupuncturist

The acupuncturist helps you to put a pressure on points that will reduce your cravings for smoking. Moreover, you can even do it yourself by taping “seeds” (small beads) onto the acupuncture points and squeezing them whenever cravings arise.

Using these methods in combination with each other can surely prove to be beneficial for you. Remember it’s never too late take a step now for yourself and your family. If you need more assistance regarding the ways to quit smoking or you are looking for lung disease treatment in India get in touch with Healboat.  Stop smoking, start living!

 

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