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Good reasons to quit smoking
tried quitting and have gone back to smoking
If you've tried quitting and have gone back to smoking, you're not alone. In fact most people who successfully quit will have tried, and failed, several times. But please don't give up on giving up; if you're committed to quitting, you can do it, as over a million people who have successfully quit on No Smoking Day prove.
Everybody has their own personal reason for wanting to give up smoking. Some people give up as part of a larger lifestyle change - to feel more healthy, for example. What are yours?
For better health
For more money
For more energy
To prevent premature ageing
For whiter teeth
For lower stress levels
For an improved sense of taste and smell
For the sake of your family and friends
Whatever your reason this website is full of information and advice as well as tips and tricks about how you can give up smoking for good.
Find out about the benefits for your health - and, your wealth too!
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Stop smoking, start repairing. It makes sense, because every cigarette you don't smoke is doing you good
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No more cigarette stub disposal problems. No more fire risk from disposing incorrectly in the trash can or in the forest. No more need to empty the ashtray. No more stinking rooms.
You have been brainwashed
“Quit Smoking” - the term itself is a brainwash tool which suggests that you give up on something that you like, it suggests that is a real sacrifice to GET RID of this poisonous habit. In fact this is the term we will use for now on: “get rid of smoking”. But the wonderful truth is that you give up nothing, in fact, you free yourself from a terrible disease and you gain only positive and wonderful things. We'll start right now to remove brainwashing.
The biggest problem of getting rid of smoking is brainwashing. That is the result of our life in society, reinforced by brainwashing as a result of our own addictions, and more powerful than all the others, brainwashing through friends, relatives and colleagues.
From childhood, our subconscious is bombarded with informations claiming that cigarettes relax us, give us courage and confidence in ourselves, that cigarettes are the most precious thing on earth. You think I exaggerate? What are the final wishes of characters to be executed - in movies or cartoons? A cigarette, of course.
Consciously you don’t register this, but your subconscious absorbs it immediately. The REAL message rings like this: The most precious thing in the world, my last thought and my last gesture is to smoke a cigarette. In any war movie, the wounded soldier receives a cigarette as a supreme consolation.
Do you think something has changed nowadays? No, children and teenagers (and us as well) are still bombarded with cigarettes images on billboards and in magazines. Cigarette advertising on TV is probably forbidden in your country too, yet in prime-time you almost always see some glamour girls or guest stars puffing a cigarette.
TV programs are sponsored by the tobacco industry giants and cigarette advertising is everywhere: mall, parking lot, highways, even in sport industry, on stadiums, racing cars, etc. It’s trendy now to have a smoke after sex. But it isn’t... it’s just BRAINWASH. The implications are obvious, and your subconscious digest them patiently, even if we think we do not watch the advertisings.
How come that we find all other forms of addiction so evil, while the drug we pay hard money for and indeed it is killing us, was considered, until recently, a perfectly acceptable habit in society? Only recently it started to be associated with a harmful practice for human health, but it remains legal and shiny packs are sold almost everywhere.
Quitting Smoking and Addiction to Nicotine
"Quitting smoking is easy. I've done it a thousand times" this famous quote of Mark Twain sums up the problems a lot of people have when trying to quit...they just can't stick to it.
The problem is that smoking is an addiction like any other, as nicotine is in fact a drug. The addiction to nicotine is not the only danger, as it is in fact a poison. Is true “Quitting Smoking is easy”, but you have to do it once and for all.
Nicotine is the natural drug found in tobacco and is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. The dependency will be both physical and emotional; both needing to be dealt with when quitting smoking.
As smoke is inhaled, nicotine enters deep into the lungs, from where it is carried throughout the body via the bloodstream. Nicotine will affect many parts of the body; blood vessels, heart, brain, metabolism and hormones. It is particularly harmful during pregnancy, as it can be present in breast milk and in cervical fluids as well as placenta, amniotic fluids and the blood in the umbilical cord which in turn feeds into the newborn child.
Inhaling cigarette smoke will send nicotine to the brain quicker than any drugs taken intravenously. Like any other drug, the body eventually develops tolerance, thereby needing larger doses to calm the craving.
But Quitting smoking will cause easier kind of withdrawal symptoms from the addiction to nicotine that drug addicts experience when quitting their chosen poison.
Whatever your age or the length of time you've been smoking, don't think it's too late in life for you to quit: smokers who quit around age 50 can still cut the risk of dying in the following 15 years by 50%, compared with those who continue to smoke.
Addiction to nicotine should be treated like any other drug addiction. Nicotine patches or chewing gum will only really delay the inevitable; you'll be avoiding many of the other chemicals found in cigarette smoke, but you are still feeding your body nicotine, so are not really making any inroads into your addiction to nicotine. Quitting smoking cold turkey is the only sure answer and will bring with it some problems, particularly in those long-term smokers.
The body will take its time to eject nicotine and other chemicals; sometimes only a couple of days but at other times several weeks.
Addiction to nicotine is caused by the pleasant feelings (known as dopamine high) experienced by the smoker, which then lead to them wanting to smoke more. The nervous system begins to adapt to the nicotine intake and increases the amount of nicotine in the blood. As the body begins to get used to the amount of nicotine, it will start to demand more, hence we get into the cycle of addiction.
The poison in nicotine is enough to kill a human with just a few drops in its purest form, although to take in that much in one go by smoking you would have to smoke about 100 cigarettes all at once (together, not one after the other) Even so, that is some nasty poison to take into your system!
The law of addiction
The law of addiction states:
"Administration of a drug to an addict will cause re-establishment of chemical dependence upon the addictive substance"
This includes: tobacco, nicotine patches, nicotine chewing gum, nicotine sweets, nicotine inhaler, electronic cigarette, etc… By law of addiction, nicotinic substitutes do nothing but to maintain addiction.
"The success rate for Nicorette gum or other nicotine substitute is generally not as great as many smokers would like to believe because it just re-introduces nicotine back into the body"
See for yourself in the following clip why nicotine substitution methods are not effective:
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see how nice it is to be a non-smoker
Cigarettes are not a pleasure, actually they have nothing pleasant and nothing healthy in their composition. Think abut it for a moment! When you smoked your first cigarette, your very first puff... you liked the taste, the smell? You liked something the slightest bit? Now try to blow cigarette smoke over your pet or even your baby. Note their reaction? ... Could they really know better than you what's toxic and what’s not? Why don’t YOU know?
Nicotine passes the threshold of being JUST a drug. It is a powerful poison used in industry for insecticide manufacturing.
This is what Wikipedia says about nicotine:
"It functions as an antiherbivore chemical with particular specificity to insects; therefore nicotine was widely used as an insecticide in the past, and currently nicotine analogs such as imidacloprid continue to be widely used"
Here is the power of this drug...
If you inject the nicotine contained in a single cigarette, you will die on spot. And nicotine is not the only danger from a cigarette.
I want to confess that after you free yourself from this addiction you will not be able to save the money spent on cigarettes, you will, most certainly, find other uses and you will still spend that money. But you'll get rich with a long forgotten lust for life and you will be infinitely happier, calmer and more relaxed. You will regain self-confidence and self-esteem.
Don’t think you have already affected your health. Get rid of this addiction and you'll be able to regain it very easily. Of course I will not refer here to irreversible and incurable diseases.
To clarify I'll give you my own example:
"I started smoking quite early, as a kid still growing. After just one year of smoking I’ve started to have tooth problems. The teeth began to hurt ... and began to have more severe problems. The treatments were expensive and their effects seemed to vanish after just 2-3 months, then the pain came back...until I’ve started to lose some teeth that where affected."
"When I became a non-smoker two years I have never had tooth pain and slowly I started to fix my teeth to bring them to the state that should be. This is only one example. I can give dozens, but I think you understood the message."
Your body is a miracle ... it can recover from anything, even alone, without help but the condition is to stop poisoning it. That’s what I want to help you accomplish.
Why quit smoking???
Quit smoking and you'll find in just a few days the entire sense of taste and smell.
By quitting smoking, you will regain a more regular and more natural breathing.
Getting rid of this bad habit, you will regain a balanced lifestyle, a truly refreshing sleep.
You'll spend less money, in fact you will actually save time and money. A good motivation is saving money spent on cigarettes to realize the project of your dreams which you have been putting-off for a long time. You will find-out that you don't just have more money, but you will actually have more time to do the things which you have been putting off due to lack of time.
Whatever they say, you will not gain weight if you quit smoking. I am the living example, in fact I need some extra pounds, but stopping smoking didn’t furnished me with extra pounds. I have friends that gained a few pounds durring the first weeks after quitting, but later they’ve gained back their original form which they had before quitting.
Quitting smoking will restore your healthy looking skin and hair, and your fingers, teeth and breath will not betray the habit you once had.
Giving up smoking, you will regain your place in society; the existence of many places where smoking is prohibited will allow you to have a normal, healthy lifestyle and permanently avoid the temptations of tobacco.
It's cooler not to smoke
Nowadays, smokers began to panic. They realize that society has changed. Smoking is generally considered unacceptable in our society today, even by smokers. They also realize that the end is near. Millions of smokers are starting to get rid of smoking and all smokers are aware of this.
Smokers can’t find a logical reason to smoke, but if someone else smokes they have the impression that smoking isn’t stupid.
Smokers lie without blinking regarding their habit: they are not only fooling the others, but they are bull-shitting themselves. They must lie. Brainwashing is essential to maintain a bit of self-respect. They need to justify their habit not only to themselves but also to non-smokers. As a result, they always promote delusive benefits of smoking.
Nowadays the society starts to see what smoking really is: a disgusting form of addiction to the drug. Pleasure was always an illusion, and the new attitude of society dispels the illusion, so that the smoker does not hold anything. If you don’t believe what I’m saying and you don’t believe that people are starting to realize what smoking really is, then what you say about Finland (the first country that wants to ban smoking completely on its territory)? Finland has already started preparations to implement this measure and until 2015 will be prohibited the cigarette dispensers and display of tobacco products on store shelves will become illegal.
Another state that boasts the measures taken by Finland is New Zealand. Authorities here say that there is a need for similar measures in New Zealand.
Positive changes when you quit smoking
Take a look at the positive changes that occur in your body once you quit tobacco use
After 20 Minutes: Blood pressure and heart rate drop
After 12 hours: Carbon monoxide levels drop to normal
After 2 weeks to 3 months: Circulation of the lung function improves and the risk of having a heart attack begins to drop
After 1 to 9 months: Coughing and shortness of breath decrease
After 1 year :Risk of coronary heart disease is half of that of a smoker’s
After 5 to 15 years: Risk of stroke is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s and risk of getting cancer of the mouth, throat, or esophagus is half that of a smoker’s
After 10 years: Risk of coronary heart disease is the same as that of a nonsmoker
Damage from smoking
Tobacco smoke contains over 4800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer! Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanide, and ammonia are all present in cigarette smoke in addition to nicotine, tar and arsenic.
These chemicals are commonly found in products such as insect repellents, construction materials, nail polish remover and poisons, as well as car exhaust.
Smokeless tobacco, cigars, pipes, and “light” or “low tar” cigarettes are not a safe alternative to cigarettes. These still contain the same cancer causing agents and will not reduce your risk for disease associated with smoking.
The good news is that if you quit tobacco, you can reduce your risk for disease. When you quit, your body can heal quickly, and over time you can reduce your risk of disease to match that of someone who has never used tobacco.
What if you don't quit smoking?
It’s not news that using tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death in the developed world and the number two cause of preventable death worldwide. But why should we quit smoking?
Because some of the common ill-health effects from tobacco use include:
Cancer of the lung, mouth, throat and bladder
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis
Premature wrinkles and aging of the skin
15 years after quitting, the risk of coronary heart disease is the same as that of a nonsmoker