Once we moved, our whole family had gained quite a bit of weight. Getting a gym membership would only be the beginning of my dad kicking his habit to the curb. In a study by Brigham Young University researchers “found that smoke triggers disruptions in normal cell functions that govern the body’s metabolism” (Tate 1). Which, in fact, means smoking slows down metabolism in one’s body and can cause weight gain.
Tate also says, “exposure to cigarette smoke can actually cause weight gain and the biggest culprit is secondhand smoke.” Now we all know why we gained some weight. The research continued and we found the exercising not only is healthy, but it helps quit smoking. The gym was our newfound hope in helping him. Surely, it worked. Working out became the new thing for our family. We were at the gym every night after school.
Hollingshead directly states, “Secondhand smoke causes insulin resistance, leading to weight gain.” Chemicals in cigarettes can obstruct the body’s ability to respond or take in any insulin. When one’s body quits responding to insulin or slowly quits taking it in their are several effects on the health. Type tw...
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...es quite a bit of work. One may need to go to counseling, get nicotine patches, medicine, exercise, or even get treatments. When looking at the facts and statistics of deaths and illnesses due to secondhand smoke, doing the most to quit smoking would definitely be worth it. Not all may succeed at quitting but at least there was an attempt. The best thing that can be done to protect loved ones and family is stop smoking. Anyone around the smoker could get sick easily due to the fact that smoke can stay in the air for hours.
Secondhand Smoke is dangerous and should be taken seriously. Nobody deserves to suffer from a life-threatening disease because someone smoked around him/her. Several activities are available to help quit this addiction and are highly recommended to be looked into. These sicknesses and death rates can drop if more people would stop smoking.
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