Notice that the title of this article says that Smoking is voluntary, if you are a smoker and have tried numerous times to quit, you probably think that Smoking is certainly not voluntary. But let’s admit to the truth, you do choose each and every time you light up, you could just as well choose not to.
I have a good friend who is and has been a heavy smoker for the twenty years I have known him. About 10 years ago he had a heart attack at age 45, which resulted in a quadruple bypass. When i visited my friend at the hospital, he was scared half to death, he said that his doctors told him he would need to make some changes in lifestyle, one of which was to quit Smoking. He swore which he was at this point, done wholesale weed pipes with tobacco forever… well that held up a couple weeks, he had made an option. This is a guy who was and still is in fairly good healthiness, his job is physically demanding, he is active in some sports, not overweight. So his major risk factor is most likely Smoking, and he’s got chosen to still smoke. He is about 5 years younger than me and, sadly I fully expect i always will attend his funeral obituary. That’s why it really is an option, not at all times a wise one, but still an option,
Well let’s get real… I know, I was a heavy smoker for over 25 years before I convinced myself i always had an option. Quitting by whatever method you choose is not a walk in the park! That’s what this newsletter and in fact what this entire site is all about, assisting you to with tips, motivation and resources to overcome your health challenges.
Because they are all quite as damaging to your health and the fitness of those around us we should include all of the methods that we abuse our health and wellness with tobacco in this article. We will deal with each one one at a time.
Electronc tobacco : snuff, dip, chew, etc.
Using electronc tobacco causes bad air, stains and dons down your teeth, can cause painful mouth sores, can raise your blood pressure and your cholesterol. Over time you will be at higher risk for heart attack and cancer.
Line Smoking enhances the risk of periodontal disease (loss of periodontal tissue, bone loss, and loss of teeth), mouth and lips sores and lesions, several mouth cancers, heart attack and vascular disorders.
Cigarette Smoking causes 87% of lung cancer demise, raises the risk of heart disease, contributes to high blood pressure, and vascular disease, and increases those risks for other people by unveiling them to carbon monoxide smoke.
Many ex cigarette smokers are cigar smokers and try to tell themselves that this is a safe way to smoke, because they don’t take a breath. In fact almost all cigar smokers who were cigarette smokers do take a breath. Cigar smokers who never were cigarette smokers really do not take a breath. Cigar Smoking whether you take a breath or not is still as damaging to your heath as any other form of tobacco use, there may be somewhat less risk of lung cancer, however there is no decreased risk of many other kinds of cancer, if you take a breath a number of cancer types are added to the list.
We are exposed to a great variety of advertising messages each day that try to glamorize tobacco use. To balance the message investigate 1964 Surgeon General Report on Smoking this has been the first real indication to the public that there were dire risks associated with tobacco use. At the time this report was published about 70% of the U. S. adult population were smokers, Smoking was depicted in movies and on television, in ads, on billboards, and glamorized in any way possible.