Doctor Thoma

Giving up smoking is the most important thing you can do for your health and longtivity

All the indicators point out that tobacco is the most lethal drug in the world. Yearly it kills over 450.000 Americans, which is more than all the people that died of AIDS, drugs, fires, car accidents and murders combined.

Tobacco also kills thousands of non-smokers, which unwillingly breathe in second-hand smoke in their family homes from relatives or at work from their coworkers. They are also called passive smokers.

Nicotine tightens the little arteries (capillaries) of the heart, the brain, the lungs, and the other vital organs with it shortening their life vital oxygen. This condition at the same time causes a sense of relaxation and pleasure, which is the main reason for attracting the smokers. At the same time the nicotine also creates addiction for cigarettes.

Smokers can be diagnosed with cancer in the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and cervix much more than the non-smokers. Emphysema is a disease that gradually destroys the lungs tissue and leads to death by gradual suffocation.

Ulcer of the stomach and the duodenum or dodecadactylum is 60% more frequent with smokers. With smoking you also encourage the extraction of calcium from the bones and with it accelerating osteoporosis. During pregnancy smoking adversely affects the development of the fetus and increases the risk of newborns mortality up to 35%. Moreover 85% of lung cancer 50% of bladder cancer could be prevented if people just stopped smoking.

A major in reduction or quitting smoking has the overcoming habit of smoking, and the first step in this regard is the willingness for change. Getting over tobacco addiction requires a full commitment in persevering so it can be fulfilled. Giving up smoking is the most important thing you can do for your health and longevity. 

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