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Smoking Problems and The Problems of Smoking

Mar 30, 2008
Cigarette smoking is not a good habit, that's what one can hear even from smokers. Nicotine is addictive, making it difficult to give it up, and ex-smokers usually need a real fit of strong will to stop smoking. Sadly, because giving up smoking requires some strong will on the smoker's side, many smokers simply do not bother with trying to give up. If they only really knew what is at stake...

First, let's discuss what you won't get from smoking. First of all, it is not pleasant. The initial relaxing effects of nicotine wear off soon after you start smoking, leaving you with nothing but an expensive habit. Then, it does not help improve your image. You may feel more adult, but yellow teeth and bad breath make you look sick rather than "macho".

The Terrible Truth

The statistics are staggering. With over 400,000 smoking-related deaths in the US every year, smoking proves to be far more dangerous to US citizens than any war. The US Army has lost only a fraction of this number during the whole WWII! The Japanese and German armies tried for five years (and failed) to cause the damage Americans are now doing to themselves every year! With almost 9 out of 10 cases of respiratory illness caused directly by smoking cigarettes, it is hard to believe that smoking is still not banned.

Respiratory problems are only a peak of an iceberg. Smoking is also known for increasing the chance of a stroke and heart diseases even if you're only a second-hand smoker. It gets worse if one has been exposed to the cigarette smoke when one was a child. Then, there is a good chance of developing severe asthma and allergies as well as nose, throat and ear infections. While these conditions do not normally kill, they may change a happy life into a nightmare - only because parents wanted to take a puff from time to time.

This is still not the end. Smokers also tend to suffer from other health problems. Pneumonia, wound healing problems and reduced fertility are among the most common ones. However, the real horror starts when a mother-to-be or someone in her vicinity smokes during the pregnancy. Premature deliveries, infant deaths or at least narrowed air passages in children's lungs are more than common. No child is able to defend itself against the negative effects of their parents' smoking, and they often suffer from it even before they are actually born.

That's still not all...

The problem with cigarettes is not only the death - we will all eventually die. The problem is that the smoke will ruin our physical appearance long before that.

First of all, smoking affects the color of your teeth, staining them yellow or brown. This makes dental cleaning every year a must. However, the gum problems that develop soon after are not so easily disposed of. Cigarette smoke prevents gums from receiving all necessary nutrients, making them weaker and eventually resulting in inadequate periodontal support for your teeth.

Change of color however, is only the first sign of coming problems. On average 18-year-old smokers lose five teeth before they turn 35. Other dental problems are also sad reality, especially that smoking slows down the healing process as inhaling the smoke prevents blood from circulating freely in the gums and mouth. Effect? Every extraction bears a real risk of the so-called dry-socket - a week of excruciating pain and great risk of infection. The risk is carried by both first- and second-hand smokers (though the latter are in slightly better position).

Finally, the negative effects of smoking are not only about your health. Smoking can also affect your look and your wardrobe. If you compare photos before you started smoking with how you look like now, you'll surely notice that your skin has lost its color and become dull, often with yellowish or greyish touch. Your hair problems are also nothing special - every smoker has less hair which is thinner and less nourished than the non-smoker. But the story does not end here. Cigarette smoke can also damage your clothes. It's not only about the smell, it is also about its indirect ability to damage the clothes. As the smoke blends into the fabric, one needs wash and dry clean them regularly, even if one hasn't worn this exact piece of clothing yet. Either you clean your clothes regularly and turn them into washed rags, or you decide to let them stink. Either way, do not blame the manufacturer - China cheap workforce is not responsible for your bad habits.

Now you know everything. The dark side of smoking: a few hundred thousand deaths, teeth problems, loss of good appearance and stink. Everyone with at least something between ears can do only one thing: stop smoking! While the withdrawal symptoms may be painful especially for heavy smokers, Cig-Arette is able to give them a hand and minimize negative sides of giving up. The nutritional supplements it contains will improve your health condition in no time.
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