Smoking is an addiction. Today, the most common way of practicing smoking is through the cigarettes. It is a practice in which the tobacco is burnt and the vapors are inhaled. A number of international studies by government, universities, individuals have proved that smoking is injurious to health and can lead to a large number of diseases, which include various heart ailments, high pressure, insomnia, convulsions, nausea, headaches, asthma, heart murmur, shortness of breath, nervousness, wrinkles and pre-mature aging, tension, lung cancer, cancer in lips, tongue, pharynx, larynx and bladder, pneumonia, gastrointestinal difficulties, constipation, leukoflakia and so on. Hence, one can very well understand the problems and ailments caused by smoking and must try to stop this habit at the earliest possible time of his life.
The benefits of smoking cessations are extensive. It is the beginning of a wonderful journey. The harmful chemicals and poisons present in the tobacco have the ability to damage a large part of our body and inhibit their functions. Therefore, quitting smoking can restore back the healthy body functionalities.
Lung Function: Breathing becomes a lot easier and the bronchial tubes begin to relax and the energy levels start increasing. With the quitting of cigarettes the blood circulation of the body also improves a lot while the functioning of the lungs also increases. Breathing problems, wheezing and coughs also improves as the function of the lungs increases.
Heart and Stroke: With the quitting of smoking, the blood pressure and pulse returns to normal. The risk of coronary heart disease in reduced to half in a year and it gradually declines thereafter. The risk of heart attack failure is also reduced by 50 percent. In a period of five years or more, the risk of stroke declines to a level where the people have never smoked.
Carbon Monoxide and Nicotine: The oxygen level returns to normal and the level of nicotine declines and the carbon monoxide level after about 24 hours can be eliminated from the body. The lungs start clearing the mucous and other debris deposited due to smoking. In about 48 hours there is hardly any nicotine left in the body and the ability to taste and smell improves a lot.
Cancer: The risk of lung cancer is reduced to about the half that those who are the smokers. Even the risk of cancer in the lips, tongue, pharynx, larynx and bladder also declines at a rapid rate.
In other words, quitting cigarettes not only increases and improves the health of the body but also increases the years of living.