Cigarettes contains many dangerous substances, and there are many immediate advantages in becoming smoke-free.
Content of cigarettes
Cigarettes contains about 4000 chemical substances, among them hydrocyanic acid (used by the Nazis during World War II), arsenic (used in rat poisson), Polonium 210 (used to liquidate Litvinenko). 20 cigarettes per day is the equivalent to 200 x-rays of the chest. Nicotine given intravenously leads to death.
Effects of smoking
Smoking leads to imprisonment. It is a poisson that increases blood pressure and pulse rate. Smoking is therefore not relaxing. When we try to stop smoking by cheer will force, it often leads to emotional outbursts or binging.
How addictive is tobacco really?
Dr Sandy Macara, chairman of The British Medical Association has said that «I believe that smokers are really addicted to tobacco. I think they have a bad habit…»
If you were physically addicted to tobacco, you would have to wake up in the middle of night to smoke.
The advantages of becoming smoke-free
After you have been smoke-free your health will improve as follows:
- 20 min: Your blood pressure og pulse rate normalises and your blood flow increases.
- 8 hrs: The risk for heart attack is falling and your oxygen level increases to normal level.
- 12 hrs: The carbon monoxide has left the body and your lungs are beginning to rid themselves of foreign substances.
- 36 hrs: Nerve endings, previously damaged from smoking, begin to heal.
- 48 hrs: All nicotine has left your body.
- 72 hrs: You can breath more easily and your energy level increases.
- 2-12 weeks: Your blood flow increases.
- 3-9 months: Your breathing becomes easier and your lungs 5-10 % more effective.
- 5 years: The risk for heart attack has been halved.
- 10 years: The risk for cancer is halved and you have the same risk for heart attack as a person who has never smoked.