Are you ready to Quit the Smoking habit for good?
Are you going to take control of your health before your health takes control of you?
If you are still unsure if now is the right time...read on. If your answer is yes you are ready...read on the following information will just confirm that you are making one of the most important positive decisions of your life. Congratulations
Did you know?
Cigarettes release over 5,000 different chemicals when they burn
Many of these chemicals are poisonous and up to 70 cause cancer
Here are just a few: Be warned if you didn’t know what you were inhaling you may never smoke again after you read this list:-
Tar is a sticky-brown substance that collects in the lungs when you breath in cigarette smoke. It can stain fingers and teeth a yellow-brown colour.
Tar contains cancer-causing chemicals. But it can cause more than just lung cancer. It also increases the risk of other lung diseases. This includes emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Cigarette smoke contains a poisonous gas called carbon monoxide. You can’t smell, see or taste it.
Carbon monoxide stops your blood from carrying as much oxygen. This means your heart must work harder, and your organs don’t get the amount of oxygen they need. This increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.
What ingredients in cigarettes cause cancer and other smoking related deaths?
Up to 70 of the chemicals found in tobacco smoke cause cancer. Many of these cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke have other surprising uses.
What's in a cigarette?
1,3-Butadiene is used in rubber manufacturing
Arsenic is a poison
Benzene is an industrial solvent, refined from crude oil
Beryllium is used in nuclear reactors
Cadmium is used in batteries
Chromium is used to manufacture dye, paints and alloys
Formaldehyde is used as a preservative in science laboratories and mortuaries
Polonium-21 is a highly radioactive element
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are a group of dangerous DNA-damaging chemicals, including benzo(a)pyrene g.
How does your health improve when I stop smoking?
Stopping smoking not only improves your physical health but also is proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing. Quitting can improve mood, and help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
The sooner you quit, the sooner you'll notice changes to your body and health. Look at what happens when you quit for good.
After 20 minutes
Check your pulse rate, it will already be starting to return to normal.
After 8 hours
Your oxygen levels are recovering, and the harmful carbon monoxide level in your blood will have reduced by half.
After 48 hours
All carbon monoxide is flushed out. Your lungs are clearing out mucus and your senses of taste and smell are improvin
After 72 hours
If you notice that breathing feels easier, it's because your bronchial tubes have started to relax. Also your energy will be increasing.
After 2 to 12 weeks
Blood will be pumping through to your heart and muscles much better because your circulation will have improved.
After 3 to 9 months
Any coughs, wheezing or breathing problems will be improving as your lung function increases by up to 10%.
After 1 year
Great news! Your risk of heart attack will have halved compared with a smoker's.
After 10 years
More great news! Your risk of death from lung cancer will have halved compared with a smoker's.