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It's Time to Quit                            2/6/20


As soon as you stop smoking, you begin to heal. Your body is even attempting to heal itself between each cigarette. Why not let the process continue?
Within twenty minutes from the last cigarette your heart rate and blood pressure begin to recover, and function normally in a month. Most nicotine has left your body within twelve hours. It takes about three days for your energy to increase. After a month your blood vessels begin to improve, your risk of heart attack decreases, and your body’s ability fight infection lifts.

So you want to keep smoking. Think about this.              0417314283

The latest bad news.

People who have a cigarette first thing - before breakfast, dramatically increase their risk of cancer.
All smokers
decrease their ability to feel other pleasures (they are addicts), decrease their ability to make good decisions and to focus on their real wants.

Many people think of the dangers as long-term, and therefore remote. Cellular damage starts 4 seconds after you inhale. Admittedly you have a lot of cells, but  ....Smoking is a major factor in the cause or exacerbation of   
Asthma
   
Bladder Cancer
   
Blindness
   
Breast Cancer
   
Cataracts
   
Cervical Cancer
   
Childhood Respiratory Ailments - Children exposed to parents tobacco smoke have six times 
as many respiratory infections as children of non-smoking parents.   
Diabetes - Smoking decreases the body's absorption of insulin and hardens already threatened blood vessels.
   
Emphysema
   
Oesophageal Cancer
   
Gangrene
   
Gastrointestinal Cancer
   
Heart Disease
   
High Blood Pressure
   
Infertility
   
Kidney Cancer
   
Leukimia
   
Mouth Cancer
   
Premature Aging
   
Pregnancy smoking by mother increase risk of premature, underweight or stillborn babies
   
Stroke
   
Throat Cancer
   
Death or disease of non-smokers around you – spouse – children, through second-hand smoking from you.
    Affects children in pregnancy, restricted development   
Life expectancy reduced by10-25
   
Sexual dysfunction, -Hardens blood vessels and  reduces genital activity, erections, sperm activity
   
Under investigation. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and others.

THE BAD NEWS

As a working estimate:Every cigarette you smoke reduces your life-span by 11 minutes. For the life you have left, it reduces your quality of life [i.e., you are diseased] by 11 minutes.
So, 20 a day means that TODAY you reduced your life by 3 hours 36 minutes and for the remaining time you have left you chose another diseased 3 hours 36 minutes. Now if you multiply that by the days in a year ..... so 55 days lost for every year smoking. And you very probably do get to have a selection of the above diseases.

>> The latest from research. Deaths from smoking start at age 35 years. Half of all smokers die earlier than they should because they smoked, directly through cancer and related diseases. Professor Chris Amos (M D Anderson Cancer Centre) said that there are so many cancer-causing compounds in tobacco smoke that it's hard to separate them ..."November 2012. Smoking “rots” the brain, damaging memory, learning and reasoning. 

Over 50’s demonstrate decline in mental ability. Research from King’s College, London, July 2012. Smoking has been shown to slow the growth of foetus in a pregnant woman. August 2012. Smoking cannabis before the age of 18 (while the brain is still developing) and persisting through the twenties can lower IQ by eight points. That takes an average person to an under-performer - for life! The higher the use, the worse it gets.

There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, some of which are well known for their toxicity. Here are just a few:
Nicotine - immediate physiological effects include increased heart rate and a rise in blood pressure.
Ammonia - also found in toilet cleaners
Acetone - found in nail varnish remover
Cadmium - a highly poisonous metal used in batteries
Vinyl chloride - used to make PVC
Napthtalene - used in moth balls
Carbon monoxide - poisonous gas that is commonly given off by exhausts and gas fires, fatal in large amounts
Tar - thick brown stuff in cigarette smoke that stains fingers and teeth a yellow-brown colour and which deposits in a smoker's lungs, clogging them up
Cyanide - a lethal gas used in Second World War gas chambers
Formaldehyde - used to preserve dead bodies
Arsenic - poison 
Carbon monoxide in cigarettes (far worse than car exhaust) displaces the already depleated oxegen in the
blood reduces your brain function and healing ability.

THE GOOD NEWS                   

Your health begins to improve the minute you stop smoking, and continues to improve.The health of the people around you continues to improve.

BY THE WAY(for those who haven't smoked, or who have given up)IF SOMEONE IS SMOKING. Are you breathing any of their smoke? It could be causing you physical harm. This is "secondary" smoking."Tertiary" smoking is when a smoker has physical contact with your children. The smoker may have smoke residue -toxins from smoking in their hair, and on their clothing.