Quit Smoking Essay example

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YOU CAN QUIT SMOKING

Dr.Sayeed Akhtar
Chief Medical Officer.
Central Institute of Psychiatry. Ranchi

Cigarettes are full of poison. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals as well as tar and nicotine, There is also the gas carbon monoxide, ammonia and arsenic. At least 43 of the chemicals in tobacco smoke are known to cause cancers of the lung, throat, mouth, bladder and kidney. Tobacco smoke also contributes to a number of other cancers. Nnicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco, and the mixture of nicotine and carbon mono oxide in each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels. This can cause heart attack and stroke. It slows your blood flow cutting off
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Giving up smoking may save you money Rs 3000-5000 every year (depending on the brand you smoke). Skin starved of oxygen by smoking looks gray and dry. Wrinkles develop earlier and it stains your teeth and finger. Quitting smoking may help find a new appearance for you. Men who smoke May sometimes suffer from impotence due to damage to the vessels of the penis. Women who smoke take long period to conceive and often have miscarriage. Babies born to mothers who smoke actively or even passively are more likely to be premature, stillborn or die immediately after birth.

There are enough reasons why you should quit smoking. If you plan for this, first understand your nicotine addiction. Nicotine produces different effect on body. After a puff, you feel relaxed and good for a moment and two. As they continue to smoke, their body learns to depend on nicotine, and they smoke increasingly. When smokers stop, most of them craving, they feel irritable, anxious, restless and they find it hard to focus on any task.
Some of the important reason why people smoke are emotions; feeling stressed, upset, angry or frustrated; pleasure, social or peer pressure, habit and as apart of nicotine addiction 9to ameliorate any withdrawal symptoms or craving)

When you plan to quit smoking, visit your doctor, if you have any health worry. It is always good to have a friend or workmate who also wants to quit. Set a date for quitting
It is always helpful to tell your family and friends that

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