A Day Without Smoking

A day for healing.

On May 31 was selected in 1987 by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a free day Snuff. That is, a day without nicotine and smokeless or first or second hand polluting your body and the air they breathe others. Today, May 31, 2012, can be an excellent opportunity for you to consider so damaging kick the habit and give a giant step to benefit your health.Do you smoke? Perhaps you tried to quit, but habit and dependence are stronger than your will, despite knowing how much I hurt you and those around you. The novelist Mark Twain (the author of the classic “Tom Sawyer”), said with his characteristic sense of humor: “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it hundreds of times. ” But the issue is not a joke. The snuff is the major risk factor for many diseases and is estimated to be responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide, as indicated by data from the World Health Organization. According to the Director General of Public Health of the U.S., quitting smoking is the most important step that smokers can take to live longer and improve the quality of their lives.But despite all that is known and reports on its ravages, smoking is still very prevalent. And that is because the nicotine in cigarettes (is as addictive as cocaine), which is what causes you to crave cigarettes.Feel like taking the plunge? It may help to know that among the diseases that can cause the snuff are several types of cancer (especially of the lungs), heart conditions, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gum disease, pregnancy problems and problems of view (such as cataracts).How to Quit Smoking How do you ask? It is not easy but not impossible. Some smokers can quit on their own, but others need help physical, mental or both, and often requires medical supervision. To break the habit, your doctor may recommend the nicotine replacement therapy in the form of patches, gum, lozenges, nasal spray or inhaler. There are also medications that help, available only by prescription.According to the American Cancer Society (American Cancer Society), there is a unique method to quit smoking. But there are four key factors for success:Take a firm decision to quit.Choose a day to quit and not quit “tomorrow.”Dealing with the symptoms that arise.Stand firm in your decision.But do not be disheartened if you fail on the first try. Many former smokers started several times to succeed. If you do not succeed for the moment, try again What happens to your body when you quit smoking?The benefits are many, both short and long term. Look at this list and see how important it is to quit smoking as soon as possible:At 20 minutes, your blood pressure and your pulse return to normal.At 24 hours, your lungs start to clear.Within two days, your body is nicotine free and taste and smell improve.After three days, you can breathe easier and your energy increases.Two to 12 weeks, your circulation improves.Three to nine months, are improved cough, wheezing and breathing.Year, the risk of heart attacks is reduced by half compared with smokers.At 10 years, the risk of developing lung cancer is half compared with smokers.Aside from improving your health, quitting smoking has other benefits:Best sex. It improves blood circulation throughout your body, increasing your sensitivity. Men who quit smoking have better erections, women become aroused more easily and have better orgasms.High fertility. It improves the lining of the uterus in women and becomes more powerful the sperm of men, so it is easier to achieve a pregnancy. It also lowers the possibility of a spontaneous abortion and increases of delivering a healthy baby.Younger looking skin. It slows the aging process of the skin. It receives more nutrients, and disappears sallow tone that smokers often have.Whiter teeth. Your teeth are not followed staining and your breath is fresher. This reduces the chances of gum disease and tooth loss.Better breathing. You can breathe easier and cough as less because of your lung capacity increases by 10% within nine months.A longer life. Half of smokers die at a young age from illnesses related to smoking, including heart problems, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. And quitting smoking will not only prolong life, but by improving your health, feel better and have more mobility and energy in the elderly.Less stress. Studies have shown that stress levels go down when you stop smoking, contrary to what many smokers believe (believe that smoking the “calm nerves”). Addiction to nicotine causes stress in the period of time between a cigarette and another. Furthermore, by improving oxygen levels in the body, ex-smokers can concentrate better, which increases your mental well being.Taste and smell more acute. As your body recovers from the toxic chemicals in cigarettes, significantly improves your sense of taste and smell.More energy. Between two and 12 months after quitting, circulation improves. That makes any physical activity, including walking and running. The rise of oxygen in the body makes less and you get tired less likely to get a headache. It also strengthens the immune system, which helps you more efficiently fight colds and flu.Save money. Just think what you packages cost of cigarettes!What I just mentioned do you help to stop smoking? If not, there is something equally important: Secondhand smoke is a threat to the health of your family and friends. Those exposed to it have a higher risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke. Children in particular have twice the risk of developing lung diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, diphtheria and bronchitis also have more ear infections. In addition, triple their risk of developing lung cancer later in life than children of nonsmokers. All the evidence is against that ultimately snuff, do not bring anything good. Quit smoking, not only for your health but the health of your loved ones.

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