Most smokers know about the dangers of smoking but still light up dozens of cigarettes a day. Yet, the health risks alone should provide enough motivation to consider quitting.
No matter how much you love your cigarette, you cannot overlook the facts.
Depending on source, the estimate is that regular smokers live to 2.5 to 10 years less than nonsmokers. In the US alone 440,000 citizens alone die every year because of tobacco related illnesses.
One in ten persons, who have ever smoked, develops lung cancer. Compare it with people who have never smoked during their lives and you will find only one case of lung cancer in seventy-five.
Lung cancer is only one of the dangers of smoking. Tobacco consumption causes other disease like:
- Various other types of cancer, such as breast cancer, kidney cancer, oral cancer, throat cancer, cancer of the larynx, pancreas, bladder and stomach…
- Heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases
- Respiratory infections like (chronic) bronchitis
That’s not all. Smoking also contributes to impotence and increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Do not underestimate the dangers of smoking.
Although nicotine is the best-known, and addictive, ingredient of tobacco, other ingredients are more harmful physically.
These ingredients include radioactive carcinogens like lead-210 and polonium-210 and other carcinogens such as benzopyrene and nitrosamine. The latter has been described as one of the most “deadly-cancer causing” compounds of tobacco smoke. However, other ingredients can be just as dangerous.
There are 19 known ingredients in cigarettes and tobacco smoke that could cause cancer.
Not only smokers experience health risks. Relatives, friends, colleagues and others in their environment are also at risk, even if they do not smoke. They still inhale second hand smoke from another person’s cigarette or cigar. This is called passive smoking.
If you are a non-smoker living with a smoker, you have about a 25 percent increase in risk of death from heart attack, according to research. And this is a fairly optimistic number. One study in the British Medical Journal even stated that passive smoking increases the risk of heart disease by as much as 60 percent. The same goes for other health problems related to smoking, such as cancer.
Children are even at greater risk.
Pregnant women who smoke often have babies with a low birth weight, and expose their children to bronchitis, pneumonia, and middle ear infections. Reportedly there is also a connection between smoking and sudden infant death syndrome. The dangers of smoking are everywhere a smoker goes.
In other words, the health of your partner and kids provides another good reason to quit smoking.
A fast, safe and effective way to get rid of the habit of smoking is hypnotherapy. Through hypnosis it is possible to make changes in the subconscious mind, which is where the psychological aspects of addiction are stored.
Higher Choice Hypnosis in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anat Weinstein C.Ht., Higher Choice Hypnosis,
12101 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87112