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Recently i visited this MTV website, about smoke and quitters.
It has some interesting stats and writing about this argument, we are all different, if i was a philosopher i would say unique, for some people is pretty easy to stop smoking, for others is like a nightmare, others which are the most enlightened never starts this pointless shit.

On the site are cited three methods to stop smoking:

1. Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Nicotine replacement products can help smokers overcome what is often the hardest part quitting – the physical addiction. There are lots of different types of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT):

* Gum
* Patches
* Inhalators
* Microtabs
* Lozenges
* Nasal Spray

NRT doubles someone’s chances of giving up successfully by helping to manage the withdrawal symptoms. Because the nicotine enters the body differently to cigarettes, it’s much less addictive. Also, NRT does not contain tar, poisons or carbon monoxide the way cigarettes do, so it doesn’t cause cancer.

It’s suitable for most adults, but if the smoker has a heart or circulatory condition, or is on regular medication, they should seek advise from their doctor. Likewise if the smoker is pregnant, she should consult a doctor.

2. Quitting without medical aids – “Cold Turkey”

This method requires tremendous will power and strength of mind – it involves setting a date to give up and then not smoking from that day onwards. This is probably the most popular and quickest method to kick the habit, but the success rate is only around 3%.

People who have managed to quit “cold turkey” style will generally feel a real sense of pride and achievement. This method is extremely safe, as no other chemicals or drugs are involved, and of course the cheapest! But it is tough and generally only suits strong-minded quitters who are completely motivated and determined to succeed.

3. Cutting Down

Attempting to stop smoking by reducing the number of cigarettes smoked per day is another popular method, with the ultimate goal being to quit altogether. And, as many ex-smokers will testify, it is possible.

Across 19 studies that looked at the effects of cutting back, participants in 16 of them benefitted by taking the next step and giving up entirely, according to research conducted by the University of Vermont.

The benefits

* You will regain taste and smell within a few days.
* Your breathing will return to being more regular and natural.
* You will regain a steadier rhythm of life – sleep more soundly and therefore feel more relaxed.
* You will regain peace of mind and your taste for life – the stress, anxiety and irritability that are provoked by giving up cigarettes will rapidly fade away (therapeutic methods can help), and the related advantages will quickly take the upper hand.
* Your skin and hair will regain a healthier appearance. As will your fingers, teeth and breath, which no longer show the effects of your smoking habit.
* You will regain your place in society: the increasing predominance of smoke-free public spaces allows you to live a healthy and normal life avoiding permanent tobacco temptation.

Tobacco kills!
Each year tobacco is responsible for thousands of deaths. One out of ten smokers sees their life expectancy lowered by 20 years. Tobacco causes many diseases – including cancer.

Tobacco is harmful for those close to the smoker!
Besides the annoyance suffered by those close to you, smoke causes discomfort and immediate or long term diseases. Children, in particular, are vulnerable to other people’s smoke.

Please don’t be offended or annoyed by this post, i didn’t want to look as a professor.. i just found this site and wanted to share.

You can do it!

Link to MTV Smoke


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What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now?

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What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now?

I think one of the main reasons it’s so hard to quit smoking is because all the benefits of quitting and all the dangers of continuing seem very far away. Well, here’s a little timeline about some of the more immediate effects of quitting smoking and how that will affect your body RIGHT NOW.

In 20 minutes
your blood pressure will drop back down to normal.

In 8hours
the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal.

In 48 hours
your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. Your sense of taste and smell will return to a normal level.

In 72 hours
your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will increase.

In 2 weeks
your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks.

In three to nine months
coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%.

In 1 year
your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half.

In 5 years
your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.

In 10 years
your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker.

In 15 years
your risk of heart attack will have returned to that of a non-smoker.

So, you have more immediate things to look forward to if you quit now besides just freaking out about not being able to smoke.

This is a document i found on SCRIBD, i found it interesting and posted on my site, there are many
other books and docs there..


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