I heard on the radio the other day that they are trying to band menthol cigarettes because they crystallize your lungs. I really don’t know what they mean by that, all I know is that the picture of it looks horrible. So what would you do if you child starting smoking and drinking and you found out about it? Would you be mad or just push it off? Many of these questions are asked everyday, maybe to yourself or from another parent.
There are many ways and methods to quit; some of the most common are: Electronic Cigarettes, Nasal Spray- Inhalers, Patches, and Gums. However, there are more physical and emotional side effects when stopping smoking with cold turkey methods like Chantix, or Patches as well as others. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms but here are some of the most common; heartburn, gas, constipation or diarrhea, and nausea. In most cases a person who tries to quit will fail their first time; however, should they try again within a year they will have a better chance of succeeding. This last statement is taken from my own experience, as well as talking to other people who have quit however there is no scientific proof of to support it.
Most teens don’t know that the effects of smoking are mostly permanent. They think that they can smoke for a few years and then quit without suffering any long-term effects. This is most worrying to me, because the recent finding, reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), claims that teen smoking rates have increased by nearly a third within the last six years. Teen smokers who believe that all of the health hazards will go away when they quit, usually have an “I can always quit tomorrow, or the next week, month or year” mentality. They feel as if they can walk away from smoking with no long term effects, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
After a while I smoked to relive my stress. So, I had smoked after my all meals, drinks, or even after having coffee or sodas. By becoming addicted to smoking, my health had declined and had a direct effect on my daily life. I used to play soccer and I selected by federation to play soccer in school Olympic team. At the time that I selected as player for the school soccer team, I smoked one or two cigarettes just for fun.
Raising the age would not be the perfect solution to keeping all young adults away from cigarettes, but it could keep generations from throwing their lives away. Most smokers try their first cigarette at age 11. When an 11 year-old tries one cigarette it seems like not much of a big deal, not good but one isn’t the end of the world. You would think they hate it and would never go back but in every cigarette there is enough nicotine to get someone addicted. A person will inhale 1 to 2 milligrams of nicotine from each cigarette which is just enough to start an addiction.
Smoking cigarettes leads to the use of other drugs that are more harmful to the person than cigarettes (Hall 22). If smoking was not ... ... middle of paper ... ...mber of teens that start smoking each year. Study after study has proven that with smoking comes major health risks. Even people that do not smoke are at risk of these heath problems. Statistics do not lie, one thousand people die everyday from tobacco or tobacco related illnesses.
Most smokers start in their teens and for that reason tobacco companies are determined to get them hooked. Many smokers drop the habit each year by either quitting or dying (How Tobacco Advertising Works, 2002). Tobacco companies rely on the constant inflow of new smokers to maintain profits and that is why advertisements especially target the younger generation. For every smoker that quits or dies they depend on new ones to take their place. Young people are perspective customers for many types of products.
I looked up the health benefits of why I should quit smoking. The benefits start twenty minutes after my last cigarette. My normal heart rate while I sleep is about 62 and 72 while I’m awake these numbers will go to a normal level, I should feel excited my heart and lungs will heal but my mind tells me different. Because of my addiction, I found that the intensity of wanting a cigarette intensifies and the anxiety builds within my chest. I’m going to take advice my doctor once told me, when I have cravings for a cigarette go work out.
Everyone thinks that they have an iron will and they keep on delaying the time to stop, I'll just stop as my new year resolution, I'll stop in a month, a week, a year. Smoking is really hard to quit, it's an addictive habit and you really need an iron will to stop it. There are also a few consequences I think I should mention from ciggarette smoking. First of all, as you all know, ciggarette smoking turns your teeth yellow so you can forget about those perfect teeth with the crest smile. The second consequence is, smoking costs around 4 $ a day for a normal smoker which comes up to 2500 $ per year, think what you could do with all that
Then he tried smoking and it reduced his bronchitis by far and reduced his cough. He claims that he is sure he would be dead long ago if he hadn’t of taken up smoking. In the old days smoking was prescribed to patients who had asthma but now it has gone out of fashion. More allergies are developed in non-smokers or people who give up smoking than smokers. Many severe bronchitis patients find that their first cigarette of the day clears their lungs and get rid of all their sputum for the next few hours.