5 Hazards of Tobacco Smoking you didn’t know and 5 ways to kick the butt

No Tobacco Day
Common Hazards of Smoking

Common perils of smoking, and damages it can cause to your lungs & heart are all so well-known. Your lungs can be very badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start. Smoking can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Smoking multiplies the odds of heart disease in everyone. The risk of having a heart attack is, three times higher in men smokers and six times higher in women smokers than in people who never smoked .Worldwide, smoking is thought to account for almost 36 percent of first heart attacks. Not only does smoking cause heart disease, but once you develop heart disease, if you keep smoking your heart problems will likely become much worse, much faster. And you will have a much higher chance of dying from your heart disease.

Hazards of smoking impair more than these organs. Read on to know the unspeakable (as well as unthinkable) damages smoking unleashes onto several of your unassuming yet essential body parts.

Unfamiliar Hazards of Tobacco Smoking
  1. Eyes – A film of tear protects your eyes from outside threats. The teary layer also helps keep your eyes moist. Smoke from tobacco is one sure way to break this protection. What more? It is also a great way to make your eyes go dry.
  2. Skin – Nicotine has this bad habit of clogging your arteries. That means your skin may soon be deprived of needful oxygen. The result – wrinkles and finer lines on skin show up. These can make you look aged and old.
  3. Knees – People who smoke are more vulnerable to inflammation of joints and pain. These signs are precursors to arthritis and other bone-related ailments.
  4. Oral health – The biggest damage happens to your gums. Smoking makes gums bleed. Bleeding gums are an open wound; likely to lead to bad breath and loss of teeth.
  5. Brain – The odds of a stroke multiplies each time you smoke. It is an invitation for other hazards such as impaired motor function, facial paralysis, etc.
So- how to kick the butt?

Tikotra’s 5-way approach is here-

I. Drink plenty of water.
Every time you have an urge to smoke, water it down with …well…water.

II. Deep inhalation.
When breathing patterns change, the moods and desires also change. So, kick the butt by just breathing deeply.

III. Busy yourself up.
Pursue a new hobby or find new ways to spend time. This new hobby need not be a very complicated or an intellectual thing; it just has to be meaty enough to make your mind forget smoke.

IV. Enhance willpower.
How? Read autobiographies or odysseys. Break your goals into smaller bits (for ex: reduce smoking first before quitting), sleep well, meditate….

V. Take tobacco cessation advice from Tikotra’s qualified MD practitioners, this is the simplest of all.

Just call Tikotra for Free Phone consultation with our Doctors at
1800-313-1883 or mail us at care@tikotra.com.

Issued by Tikotra in public interest for “No Tobacco Day” observed on 31st May

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