Most of you may have guessed what we’ll be talking about, because what else could we be discussing other than smoking ?
Smoking is one of the worst popular habits known since the dawn of time, for it’s responsible directly to 30 percent of heart disease deaths, 30 percent of cancer deaths and 80 to 90 percent of getting lung cancer!
Smoking dangers go beyond this, affecting our cardiovascular system, causing high blood pressure, breathing issues, and sometimes heart attacks, strokes even asthma.
Yes, smoking is addictive due to the substances the cigarettes include, not to mention the psychological effect where one connects smoking to their mood state.
Quitting this bad habit is a long and difficult road, yet with enough determination, you can gain so much, for your lungs start repairing themselves as soon as you stop smoking and in a period of time you’ll notice that the coughing is reduced if not fully stopped;
also, you don’t suffer from shortness of breath anymore and physical activities become easier for you; quitting also will lower the level of cholesterol circulating in your blood, your blood pressure and heart rate lowering the risks of having a heart attack, quitting smoking has many other benefits including better vision and hearing, clean mouth, fresh breath and clear skin.
Unfortunately, quitting is easier said than done, for it requires creating a suitable environment to quit where you’re not subject to stress and where you have the support of those who care about you; You may resort to other solutions such as medicine, nicotine patches and gum, yet what you need to keep in mind is that even if it took so much time and effort, every second of it will be worth it.