Are you a smoker? Have you been deciding to quit for the longest time now but you are finding it hard to go cold turkey? If you are a strong smoker, and you cannot for the life of you stop even if you have tried almost everything to stop, then you should definitely try considering alternative ways that you can do this naturally and in such a way that you wont end up craving for a cigarette.

As we all know, smoking has a lot of health risks involved, and some of us seem to be fully aware of the health risks that come with this very common vice. But, why do we purposely want to keep doing it even If we are fully aware of the consequences that can be found from smoking a cigarette continuously? Is it the feeling of satisfaction? Is it the feeling of relief after feeling very stressed at work? Or is it just a fixation that you cannot seem to get rid of because you have been so accustomed to it already?

Let’s face the reality, smoking can kill, and if we are not careful with this vice, we can succumb to serious health conditions. When you smoke a cigarette, you do not have to stop continuously, but minimize it. This vice may seem easy to quit, but in actuality it may be harder that it looks, because you can experience withdrawal symptoms along with quitting that can be hard to cope with.

If you are a clean soul, who is looking for an opportunity to taste your first cigarette, it is important to know of the health risks that come with smoking. If you do not know what they are, here is some useful information to take note of before you start to smoke your first cigarette.

 

Health Risks of Smoking

In case you didn’t know, smoking causes a number of changes in the body, and can also cause a number of serious health conditions as well like. Lung cancer is a pretty common illness that you can get from smoking, and can cause cancer in these parts of the body too:

  • Lips.
  • Mouth.
  • Throat
  • Voice box.
  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • And esophagus.

If you haven’t noticed, it can damage almost everything in the body. Smoking can also cause heart and breathing problems, since the smoke goes straight to the lungs, if you are the type of person who has problems with the heart, then you may want to rethink your decision of smoking.

 

Some heart conditions include:

  • Heart attack.
  • Stroke.
  • Cerebrovascular disease.
  • Coronary heart disease.
  • & Peripheral vascular disease.

 

For the lungs, conditions include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Pneumonia.
  • And emphysema.

If you have asthma, smoking can irritate or prolong these respiratory conditions, which will make you more at risk of having difficulty breathing or having asthma attacks more than you would have bargained for.

 

Health Risks of Second Hand Smoking

Yes, if you are not a smoker but you are around people who smoke a lot, which means that you end up inhaling all the smoke that they let out, is still harmful to your health.

Breathing in second hand smoke, can still increase your risks of developing the same illnesses of an actual smoker. Though it may not give you the full extent of the health conditions, but because you hang around places where there is a lot of smoke, you can still develop about a quarter of the sickness that normal smokers can get.

If you do not smoke at all, it is important to stay in an area where there is no smoke so that you are not at risk of these conditions.

As cliché as this may sound, smoking is very hazardous to your health, and it is important that you are aware of what you are getting yourself into before you start smoking for the first time. For those people who are already smokers, you do not have to quit smoking right away, but there are ways that you can ease your body into getting used to the fact that you are starting to quit, so that you do not have to experience intense withdrawal symptoms. Always remember to keep your body healthy at all times, to avoid any health conditions.

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