A Chain Smoker is a Self-Killer

How many of us know that “Each cigarette smoked is estimated to shorten life by 11 minutes?”

People express their emotions by smoking rather than words. They smoke to celebrate the Team India victory and to show their sadness on MSD’s retirement from one day matches. Poverty do not play role in this as cigarette stand as a sixth finger in people from rich to poor.

Smokers only see one side of the cigarettes which gives them happiness and activeness that they enjoy in an unnamed world. Though they are aware of its killing part, they don’t mind it and are ready for this suicidal act. What makes them ignore the effects of smoking? It’s the Nicotine which is the primary psychoactive chemical used in cigarettes that makes humans highly addictive towards smoking.

Most of the people who smoke never know what causes them to death. They think smoking causes lung cancer but the truth is it mainly causes respiratory problems, liver, heart diseases and stroke. Cancer cells may not show its symptoms even for years but heart disease and cardio vascular diseases cause sudden death.

It does not only affect the person who smoke but also affects the surroundings. Second-hand smoke is a mixture of smoke from burning end of the cigarette and smoke exhaled from the lungs of the smoker. It increases the risk of heart disease by 25 – 30% for a non-smoker.

Do you want to know how smoking kills a person according? Here is the medical explanation of how slowly it fixes a person’s death. When smoker inhales highly toxic carbon monoxide, it binds to haemoglobin in lungs with an affinity of 200-250 times greater than that of oxygen. Even 2 to 3 hours after smoking, half of the carbon monoxide still circulates and starts eroding the endothelium lining of blood vessel wall. Eventually, the coronary artery whose job is to carry oxygen to heart becomes narrow due to cholesterol being dumped. The same process happens in the blood pathway to the brain causing complete blockage and the person immediately suffocates and exhale his last breath.
There are few better ways to stop smoking like nicotine replacement drugs, quit smoking program, it is up to the smoker to give up or not. If he/she is not ready, there won’t be any good result. There are some cases where quitting smoking lead to frustration, depression, fatigue, insomnia but medications will help in recovery.

Being born with good health is a gift to many of us. Don’t self-destruct yourself and cause damage to the environment. Quit smoking, Start living!

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