Is smoking harmful?
Every second today is a smoker. And many of the smokers are wondering and arguing about whether smoking is harmful. Smoking itself is one of the most controversial problems of modern society. The number of smokers does not decrease even if there are bans on smoking in any public place.
In order to reduce smokers, the ministries of health in many countries are taking various measures: a ban on advertising tobacco products, terrible inscriptions on cigarette packs, as well as imposing high excise taxes and taxes. However, it is difficult to change human nature and all these steps are ineffective.
One of the most common ways to smoke tobacco is hookah. Let's see if it is harmful to smoke hookah. If so, how is it dangerous to human health? First of all, like any kind of tobacco, tobacco for hookah also contains substances harmful to the body, the same tar, for example. Even considering that it is soaked in fruit syrup and thoroughly dried, this does not make it any less harmful.The truth is a good hookah is always equipped with a beautiful corrugated cord, which contributes to the settling of the resin. When smoking hookah, the smoke passes through the water, which cools the smoke, which is also a definite plus. Well, another distinctive feature of the hookah, in comparison with a cigarette, is tobacco smoldering, rather than burning. Therefore, of course, hookah smoking is less harmful than cigarettes. But not harmless!
Asking about whether it is harmful to smoke cigarettes, think about the fact that each cigarette you smoke has a negative effect on all organs, thereby shortening your life! Smoking, in the first place, suffers from our brain, which does not fully receive oxygen. In view of this, the brain activity decreases, and for a long period of time. Do not forget about the respiratory system. It is no secret that lung cancer is much more common in smokers. And tar and hydrogen cyanide, which are contained in tobacco smoke, have a devastating effect on the bronchi, causing a cough that often turns into chronic.
Carbon monoxide contained in the smoke of cigarettes causes spasm of the vessels of the human heart. It damages the upper arteries, with the result that heart failure can occur.Cigarettes have a vasoconstrictor effect, as well as affect blood pressure, an increase in which significantly increases the risk of getting a heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. 95% of smokers suffer from coronary heart disease. Every organ of our body needs oxygen, and red blood cells of a smoker cannot tolerate it in sufficient quantities. Skin, bones and joints begin to suffer from oxygen starvation. A smoker, as a rule, looks much older than his age, due to the rapid aging of the skin.
How to quit smoking
Many, deciding to quit smoking, are worried about whether it is harmful to quit smoking immediately rather than gradually. Quitting smoking can and should be done right away, rather than stretching this process for months or years. After a few hours, the body begins to be cleared of nicotine. And twelve hours later, after stopping smoking, carbon monoxide completely leaves the body, improves overall health and decreases fatigue. After three weeks, the circulatory system is significantly improved, shortness of breath passes, and a person can walk quickly and also run faster.Within nine months, shortness of breath and cough are completely gone, respiratory function returns to normal, and lung volume increases by 10%. Conclusion? No need to engage in self-deception, promising yourself soon to quit smoking.