Why smoke?

Little known secret about smoking.

Have you ever gotten yourself in a situation where you have quitted smoking for perhaps 1, 2 or 3 weeks, sometimes even months or years only to find yourself crawling back to square one as it if it was a snake and ladder board game?

You find yourself picking up the cigarette and lighting it away again? I have to admit. I did. That is because I was lacking of something, of which I had to learn the hard way. And maybe this is perhaps why I am sharing my experience with you so you could avoid this mistake in the future.

I’m sure you would know that most of time, smokers use the excuse of releasing stress to smoke. For some reason, this release stress has become a reality which in fact is not. The only reason you feel relaxed are due to the soothing of the nicotine addiction. The fact is… you do not need cigarettes in your life!

The problem: Many have associated cigarettes can actually release stress that it became the truth. So after awhile, when a person which is going through the process on quitting smoking is incapable of handling stress, guess what he turns to? Cigarettes!The solution for this is, not only must you quit smoking, you must also:

Find The Alternatives For Relaxation And To Release Stress!When you have established this simple concept, you are more capable of handling stress from other methods rather than turning back to the dark side of the road.

Among the ways of alternatives for relaxation and releasing stress are:

ï Exercise

Somehow people get turn off this word alone. By nature, did you know that our human body needs exercise regularly at least twice a week? But somehow in this modernized world, exercise is deemed uncommon. My personal favorite is swimming. It really relaxes me to the full potential and enables me to get a good night sleep without disturbance.

ï Meditation

Meditation techniques such as Tai Chi and Yoga has been proven for hundreds of years to have positive effect and to boost ones’ energy

ï Take A Hot Bath

Pamper yourself by taking a hot bath with light music at the background at dim lights.

ï Reading

A good way to escape from reality for a moment and to entertain yourself.

ï Listen To Comedies

Have you not known by now that laughter is the best medicine?

ï Massage And Spa

Splendid way of relaxing and releasing decades of stress accumulated.I’m sure you get the picture by now. Whatever it is, make sure you have an alternative to relax and release stress instead of finding the excuse of turning back to cigarettes. It may sound simple, but very effective. Try it and you’ll be surprised how all those can help you on the journey to be smoke-free forever.

Article 2

Smoking is easily among the most widespread hobbies in the world. Nicotine is also perhaps the second most abused substance in the world, followed closely by alcohol. Medical science has already presented quite a bit of evidence to show that smoking has adverse effects of smoking on one’s health, though for many years, smokers persisted that second-hand smoke was not harmful to the human body. Only recently has data detailing the effects of inhaling or exposure to second-hand smoke been put to light, dispelling the myth that only smokers were at risk of smoking. Even more recently, information has leaked that certain individuals may be at more risk at the effects of smoking than others.

Science has found enough evidence to point out that second-hand smoke is more dangerous than first-hand smoke, primarily because there is no filter to soften the blow. It has generally been accepted that second-hand smoke and the effects of smoking were roughly similar no matter who had been exposed to it. However, recent studies found that the younger the person being exposed to the smoke, the more potential damage could be done to that person’s respiratory system. The lungs of young children and infants, in particular, are at a critical stage of development and, theoretically, even small amounts of smoke can cause irreparable damage to their system. The effects of smoking also extend further, with medical science finally confirming that tobacco, like alcohol, has effects on developing foetuses in pregnant women.

The first noticeable effect was in the weight of the newborns who were carried to term by smoking mothers. The newborns were noticeably far below the average weight, with some being dangerously small upon birth. Long-term observations have also found that children who were born from mothers who smoked during pregnancy were at greater risk of exhibiting symptoms of developmental and behavioral disorders later on in life. There have also been some pieces of information that suggest that, among the effects of smoking, it is also possible for a child to be more susceptible to mood disorders if the mother smoked while pregnant. Learning disabilities are also increasingly common among children born under such circumstances, with cerebral palsy being among the more common.

Children are at considerably higher risk than adults when it comes to smoking and the dangerous effects it has. Asthma is among the most common of the many possible consequences, with roughly 100,000 to 200,000 cases of childhood asthma are worsened by second-hand smoke. The estimates on how many cases of childhood asthma are worsened by the child becoming a smoker are unknown, though most believe that the numbers would be similar to those of the second-hand smoke category.

Bronchitis and pneumonia are also common side effects of being exposed to second-hand smoke, with the numbers being roughly in the 300,000 range. Children are also at risk of developing an ear infection. Inhaled smoke causes damage to the Eustachian tube, which causes that part of the ear to swell and, eventually, become infected.