Smoking is Bad for Health

Smoking  is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream

Smoking Kills

Smoking higher risk for lung cancer — that’s the one that we are all familiar with when it comes to smoking — but also for cancers of the bladder, colon, mouth, sinuses, throat, kidneys, pancreas and others .

If that patient is complaining of sore legs when walking, I think of possible peripheral vascular disease, blockages in the arteries feeding their legs and feet. Similar blockages in the heart or neck arteries can cause heart attacks and disabling strokes.

Benefits of going smoke-free

Your risk of smoking-associated diseases will start to drop as soon as you quit.

Broken Addiction Cycle

Quitting smoking can re-wire your brain and help break the cycle of addiction. The large number of nicotine receptors in your brain will return to normal levels after about a month of being quit.

Decreased Heart Risks

Smoking is the leading cause of heart attacks and heart disease. But many of these heart risks can be reversed simply by quitting smoking. Quitting can lower your blood pressure and heart rate almost immediately. Your risk of a heart attack declines within 24 hours.

Lower Cholesterol

Quitting smoking will not get rid of the fatty deposits that are already there. But it will lower the levels of cholesterol and fats circulating in your blood, which will help to slow the buildup of new fatty deposits in your arteries.

Advice on quitting

Examining why you smoke may reveal a way to help with quitting. 

Patients tell me they smoke for a number of reasons: for example, to relieve feelings of anxiety, or to get a break from their work day. 

Maybe your starting point could be working on your anxiety by seeing a counsellor or learning physical relaxation techniques. See if your doctor can offer help.

At work, take short breaks for a quick walk in lieu of a not-so-fresh-air break.

It’s likely that any smoker reading this article has already tried to quit. It can take many attempts before achieving lasting success. I encourage current smokers not to look on past relapses as something to be ashamed of, but as something to learn from.

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Normal White Blood Cell Count

When you quit smoking, your body will begin to heal from the injuries that smoking caused. Eventually, your white blood cell counts will return to normal and will no longer be on the defensive.

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