Smoking - It’s Consequences and Preventive Measures

Published: 11th August 2010
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Smoking is INJURIOUS to health! We all know this but how much we are aware of its consequences on health? Furthermore how much it is going to cause hitch for the Passive smokers, are we aware of all this?



Just spend few minutes and get some vital information regarding certain facts of smoking and also how to avoid the adverse affect of smoking on health.



As mentioned, smoking causes plenty of adverse effect on health. Smoking destroys almost all the organs of the body ensuing so many health hazards. In a recent survey conducted it has been estimated that cigarette smoking is deadlier on an annual basis as compare to death caused due to HIV/AIDS ,road traffic trauma ,alcoholism ,drug abuse and criminal offences (like murder ) all together.



Among so many diseases caused by smoking, Cancer and that too Lung and throat cancer are the most common. It accounts for 1/3 of all cancers at present.



The rate of mortality in Female Smokers is 15times more than that of non smoker females and in Male it accounts for 20 times more than that of males who don't smoke.



Tribulations of Smoking



The main problem associated with smoking is diseases of Respiratory Tract. The diseases like bronchitis (inflammation if the bronchioles) are frequent. The person suffering from this problems have a miserable time with the disease as they had to face breathing problems , chronic cough, chest congestion ,and many other lung infections too.



Due to not proper breathing as the bronchioles are obstructed by the scar tissues and mucus (because of smoking) the air cannot fill properly to all the lobes of the lungs and thus slowly and gradually the consolidation of the lungs takes place along with the increase chances of the lung cancer. Also due to not proper functioning of lungs the oxidation of the blood is not carried out properly which affects the whole body.



Other disease caused due to excessive smoking is Emphysema. In this disease there is problem with shortness of breath. This disease comes under COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The chances of smoker to die with COPD are 10 times more than that of non-smoker. Thus the smokers are always at the risk of Suffering form COPD.



The smoking is also linked with Coronary Heart diseases. The Smokers have chances of having Coronary heart Disease 4 times more than that of Non-smokers. Their chance of getting a stroke is twice than that of non-smokers.



In addition to this, the problem associated with skin like Skin cancer, Premature ageing, wrinkles etc are more to those who smoke.



The diseases of Eye like Macular degeneration ,Cataracts, damage of the optic nerve , diseases of mouth like tooth decay , tanning of tooth ,diseases of buccal cavity , throath, oesophagus etc are occurs more frequently to smokers as than non-smokers.



Consequences of passive smoking



The most ironic part of smoking is the effect on the health of the passive smokers who is unwillingly inhaling the fumes and being the victim of many health problems associated with smoking.



The passive smokers too suffer from problems related to lungs and heart like COPD, Coronary heart disease and even lung cancers.



Usually passive smokers who inhale smoke at work place or in their houses, public places etc, enhances their chances of getting cardiac problem by 25% - 30% and lung cancer by 20 %.



Similarly the children who do passive smoking as a result of their parents or care takers habit increases their chances of getting diseases like bronchitis, Asthma , pneumonia, emphysema etc.



Safety Measures



These are certain details which you may or may not know .But the main things is that how can we protect ourselves from the effect of smoking and lead a healthy life?



To defend ourselves from the effects of smoking, we are here by unfolding few handy tips which will help you to lead a healthier life.



1. introducing anti-oxidant supplementation in your daily routine which is must for the smokers.



As the smokers do produce more free radicals in the body which damages the body cell, so to compensate the effect of free radicals the Anti-oxidant is must. Anti-oxidants can be found in Citrus fruits, green vegetables, nuts, food grains, poultry foods etc.



One of the best anti Oxidant as per Ayurveda is AMLA ( Embalica officinalis ), also called as Indian Goose berry.



One Such best health supplement or we can say Anti-oxidant supplement is CHYWANPRASH. (This is an Ayurvedic jam, made up from combination of many herbs and the main ingredient is Alma and so one of the best anti-oxidant and is very useful to all, especially for smokers).



2. Amend few simple breathing exercises which one can perform on daily basis. One such exercise is blowing air into the balloon and then releasing the air. Again continue the same procedure for few times. This exercise is very handy for lungs.



3. Try to regulate the water balance of the body by drinking around 2 lts. Of water in a day.



4. Among all the points discussed above, the best way to get rid of the entire problem associated with smoking is to QUIT SMOKING. Although this is the hardest thing to do for a smoker but still there are lots of things a smoker can plan and accordingly can try to quit smoking like



* A. DESIRE the desire to quit smoking is the first and foremost important things which the smoker has to develop, than only the other things will work accordingly.



* B. PLAN after developing the desire to quit smoking, a proper plan is required. There are hundreds of way a smoker can quit smoking, and different people goes for different plan. So here the smoker has to develop a plan which he/she is going to follow or try to adapt certain plan already being mentioned and used to quit smoking.



* C. ATMOSPHERE Although the smoker has to help himself to quit smoking but the atmosphere also plays a vital role to help him with quitting smoking in an easier way. Thus the atmosphere of family, friends, relatives and also the company of positive attitude people will for sure help the person a lot to quit smoking easily without much trouble.



So these are few handy tips which will help you a lot. Apart from this we have also Introduce one such programme for Quitting Smoking called as "QWK METHOD (Quit smoking without knowing, developed by Globalayucare). This is a method in which we are not asking the person to stop smoking at all, nor we are advising any medicines. Just we have designed a programme ( plan ) and we are sure that if one follows the programme as the things are mentioned then the person will for sure stop smoking and that too without knowing that he /she has left smoking. The results are fast so we called this QWk (Quick) and also one is quitting smoking without knowing (QWK).



Dr. Arindham Chatterjee is an Ayurvedic Physician and cure problems through ayurveda, panchakarma treatment and yoga for more info visit site:http://www.globalayucare.com/

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