The ill effects of ” Smoking ” - RCB Go Green
Smoking is every person's right and the affected are not only the person himself but the people inhaling them too :( Here are some ill effects on Smokers and Non Smokers - The sufferers :(
" Go Green " - Planting Trees , campaigning about trees and creating awareness about cutting of trees and Keeping the city clean , using reneable resources .... Apart from this here is a key reason for the ozone layer depletion and the deadly disease " Cancer " . Smoking Affects not only the person smoking but the others who inhale the smoke :(
Facts and figures about " Smoking ":
- Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking cigarettes - Smoking KILLS.
- One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age.
- Tobacco smoke also contributes to a number of cancers.
- The mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette
you smoke temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels.
- This can cause heart attacks and stroke. It slows your blood flow, cutting off oxygen to your feet and hands. Some smokers end up having their limbs
- Tar coats your lungs like soot in a chimney and causes cancer. A 20-a-day smoker breathes in up to a full cup (210 g) of tar in a year.
- Changing to low-tar cigarettes does not help because
smokers usually take deeper puffs and hold the smoke in for longer,
dragging the tar deeper into their lungs.
- Carbon monoxide robs your muscles, brain and body tissue of
oxygen, making your whole body and especially your heart work harder.
Over time, your airways swell up and let less air into your lungs.
- Smoking causes disease and is a slow way to die. The strain of smoking effects on the body often causes years of suffering.
- Emphysema for example is an illness that slowly rots your lungs. People with emphysema often get bronchitis again and again, and suffer lung and heart failure.
- Lung cancer from smoking is caused by the tar in tobacco smoke.
- Men who smoke are ten times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers.
- Heart disease and strokes are also more common among smokers than non-smokers.
- Smoking causes fat deposits to narrow and block blood vessels which leads to heart attack.
- Smoking causes around one in five deaths from heart disease.
- In younger people, three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking
- Cigarette smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of low
birth weight, prematurity, spontaneous abortion, and perinatal mortality
in humans, which has been referred to as the fetal tobacco syndrome
Effects on Non- smokers :
1.Passive smoking (also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS),
involuntary smoking or second hand smoke) occurs when the exhaled and
ambient smoke from one person's cigarette is inhaled by other people.
Non-smokers exposed to second hand smoke are at greater risk for many of
the health problems associated with direct smoking.
2.Non-smokers living with smokers have about a 25 per cent increase in
risk of death from heart attack and are also more likely to suffer a
stroke, and some research suggests that risks to non-smokers may be even
greater than this estimate. One recent study in the British Medical
Journal found that exposure to second hand smoke increases the risk of
heart disease among non-smokers by as much as 60 percent!
smoking is especially risky for children and babies and can cause low
birth weight babies, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), bronchitis,
pneumonia, and middle ear infections.
4.Many experts believe that moderate, occasional exposure to second hand
smoke presents a low cancer risk to non-smokers, but the risk is more
likely to be significant if non-smokers work in an environment where
cigarette smoke is prevalent. For this reason, many countries (such as
Ireland) and jurisdictions (like New York State) now prohibit smoking in
public buildings. Many office buildings contain specially ventilated
smoking areas; some are required by law to provide them
- Results in 150,000 to 300,000 lung infections like pneumonia and
bronchitis in kids younger than 18 months, leading to approximately
15,000 hospitalizations every year
- Prompts more and worse asthma attacks in up to 1 million children with asthma
- Is responsible for more than 750,000 middle ear infections in kids, due to build-up of fluid in the ear
- Causes 430 babies to die of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS
Secondhand smoke also harms fetuses. Pregnant women exposed to secondhand smoke have:
- More miscarriages and stillbirth
- An increased risk of delivering a baby with low birth weigh
- More babies with impaired lung function
How To Quit smoking :
Now lets face the truth, smoking is a hard habit to get out off. So to begin you should set a plan and a date when you will quit smoking forever and change your smoking environment so you are not tempted. Then you should get support and encouragement from your love ones so you will know that you are not alone and they understand the commitment that you are making. Your behaviors and skills will be change too because in your smoking days, you used smoking to relieve stress but since you are quitting you will instead be taking a nice hot bubble bath or other relaxing things to distract you from having cravings. There are also some medications that will help you quit, like nicotine patches, nasal spray, inhalers, gum, and many more. But just make sure that they are safe by reading the information on the package. Just stick to that and nothing will get you smoking again!
"Please avoid smoking " - This is our contry ... We as a citizen of India have to think not only about the ill effects on us but on others too . Please smoke if u really want to in private places , not in public affecting millions :( :( This is not fun ...... Think about every women , every infant , every family and you will change automatically .
"SMOKING THRILLS BUT KILLS"