What are the benefits of quitting smoking?
What are the benefits of quitting smoking?
Smoke-free for 20 minutes: blood pressure, heart rate dropped to normal, hands and feet temperature increased to normal.
Smoke-free for 8 hours: blood carbon monoxide concentration dropped to normal, blood oxygen concentration increased to normal.
Smoke-free for 24 hours: fewer heart attacks.
Smoke-free for 48 hours: smell and taste better.
Smoke-free for 2 weeks to 3 months: improved circulation in the body, increased lung function by 30%, and easier walking.
Smoke-free for 1-9 months: respiratory symptoms reduced, such as cough, phlegm, asthma, etc. Lung cilia regeneration, promote the function of sputum discharge and clearance; Reduce respiratory infections.
Smoke-free for 1 year: reduced risk of cardiovascular disease by half.
Smoke-free for 5 years: lung cancer mortality rate is half of a pack of cigarettes a day; The risk of oral, esophageal and laryngeal cancers was halved. Cerebrovascular disease is the same as non-smokers after 5-15 years.
Smoke-free for 10 years: lung cancer mortality and non-smokers the same; Precancerous changes disappeared. The risk of cancers of the mouth, esophagus, larynx, bladder, kidney, and pancreas is reduced.
Smoke-free for 20 years: the risk of cardiovascular disease is the same as that of non-smokers.
Why is it so hard to quit smoking?
Physiological dependence mainly refers to the body's desire for nicotine, nicotine is one of the main components of cigarettes, after smoking nicotine to the brain only 8 seconds, the brain caused by nicotine briefly increased alertness. Thus, although nicotine does not cause cancer directly, it is highly addictive.
Chronic smokers are basically nicotine addicts. Their bodies must keep a certain amount of nicotine at any time. Once the concentration drops, unpleasant or unbearable symptoms will appear.
Psychological dependence includes psychological or emotional factors, as well as special situations or occasions. Psychological or emotional factors such as tension, boredom, worry, excitement or joy are easy to make people think of smoking. Special scenes or occasions such as meditation, writing, getting up, after dinner, etc., will depend on smoking, and over time, it will become a habit, formed a part of life.
Social factors are a kind of external influence, such as mutual recognition and encouragement of smoking behavior in social activities, strong promotion by tobacco dealers, the transmission of wrong information about smoking by media, and influence of family members.
How can I quit smoking successfully?
Before you do anything, you should make up your mind first. Quitting smoking is no exception. How can you make up your mind to quit smoking? You could look in the mirror to see your yellow skin, fingers, and teeth; look how much your body changed; Whether the family member does not want to be close to you; is your child imitating, And then tell yourself that you must make up your mind to quit smoking.
After making up my mind to quit smoking, it’s also important to get other people’s help and supervision, asking your families to support encourage you. And for smoking as a habit, throw away anything which causes smoking desire, such as pipe, ashtray or lighter; Break the habit of fixed smoking, do not smoke after getting up or dinner; Avoid to go to smoking places, such as bars, KTV, karaoke, etc. Join a smoking cessation group, where you have a group of quitters around you and supervise each other. For life, it’s important to keep a regular schedule and do more exercise. And should not be too busy or tired. In this case, smoking impulse or reason will be avoided.
The use of smoking cessation AIDS such as smoking cessation drugs, including natural plant smoke suppressant and anti-smoking element, helps you to be of aromatherapy, refreshing, regulating qi and opening collaterals. Through the way of breathing, under the dual effects of natural plant smokes in and no-smoking element, it can block the nicotine receptor, eliminate the dependence of smokers on nicotine, and solve the painful symptoms of quitting smoking. Chewing gum to counteract the craving for nicotine in the body of a smoker. E-cigarettes, as the world's most widely used nicotine replacement therapy, help reduce the amount of nicotine inhaled by smokers gradually. Generally from high to low, gradually lower. These are all practical AIDS.
Seek special medical attention if necessary.