American plastic surgeons argue that smoking is a greater danger to female beauty than merciless sunlight. Under the influence of nicotine, collagen and the elastic layer of the skin are destroyed.
Also associated with smoking:
halitosis, yellowing of teeth;
an unpleasant smell from the hair, their loss, split ends;
smoky clothes, burnt holes in trendy jeans;
decreased sense of smell, change in taste sensations;
decreased immunity and stamina. Smoking deprives a person of 80% of energy!
Cigarettes cause spasm of blood vessels, including the brain, contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.
In women who smoke, the formation of estrogens decreases, which leads to menstrual irregularities, menopause occurs earlier, bone density decreases, and a decrease in libido is observed. Girls who start smoking before menarche are more likely to get breast cancer.
Smoking and hormonal contraceptives are incompatible.This combination increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 38 times (!) and contributes to the development of varicose veins of the lower extremities, and even their thrombosis.
Recently, Italian scientists have proved that, having quit smoking, a woman looks 13 years younger in just 9 months!
These experts also refuted the widespread myth that, having given up a cigarette, the fairer sex gets fat.
In fact, everything is exactly the opposite:women who quit smoking lose weight.
What is cigarette smoke made of?
This is a complex substance containing about 4 thousand different chemicals – elements of the periodic table and complex compounds. And almost all of them are harmful to the body. To name just a few: carbon monoxide, ammonium, hydrogen cyanide, isoprene, acrolein, aldehydes, nitrosodimethylamines, indoles, benzenes, hydrazine, nitromethane, nitrobenzene, acetone, gasoline, nicotine, carbazole, zinc, lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, nickel, manganese, antimony, arsenic, bismuth, mercury, chromium, cobalt, cesium.
There is in this “cocktail” and radioactive substances isolated by silicon, calcium, titanium, strontium, thallium, polonium. Thus, while taking a puff, the smoker likens his body not even to a chemical plant, but rather to an industrial waste processing plant.
How to quit smoking
Quit smoking, many, but not many succeed in quitting smoking. The main difficulty is that there is a feeling that a person without a cigarette is left alone. And then the protest of the body, which lacks a dose of nicotine, joins this feeling. He asks for a cigarette and is nervous because he is not allowed to do this, and yet everyone around him continues to tar, giggle and offer a cigarette.
There is no magic painless recipe for quitting smoking. But many experts are unanimous that the most correct way is to use drugs that maintain the level of nicotine in the blood with its gradual decrease. Plus doctor’s advice.
The basis of success is the adamant desire of the smoker himself.True dependence on tobacco, which is difficult to overcome, occurs in only 30% of smokers.
To deal with the problem, it is best to decide on a few things.
It is necessary to accurately determine the day when you decide to quit smoking.At the same time, it does not matter whether this day and hour will be the time of a decisive “throw” or a gradual weaning from a cigarette.
You should not widely notify the surrounding population that you have quit smoking.After all, you do not want to become a target for the ridicule of your sarcastic girlfriends and the eternal banter of your beloved. And if your attempt to “tie up” fails, then only you and no one else will know about your shame.
Don’t expect praise or support from people other than your boyfriend or parents.It is worth remembering that all your suffering should not be thrown out on others and loaded with this “universal” problem of familiar and unfamiliar people.
one.Make a decision to smoke one cigarette an hour or not smoke for an hour, and then gradually increase this interval by half an hour.
2.Make it difficult for yourself to access cigarettes. Wrap the pack additionally and seal it with adhesive tape. If you usually hold a cigarette with your right hand, hold it with your left.
3.Start smoking a brand of cigarette you don’t like. Buy no more than one pack of cigarettes at a time.
4.If you smoke with coffee, drink tea or fruit juice instead of coffee.
five.Start training your body to be in shape. Physical exercise is the best way to relax.
6.If you don’t smoke for one day, you may not smoke for another day. Try it!
7.Set aside the money you saved on cigarettes and buy yourself something. You deserve it!
8.If you could not stand it and smoked, do not be upset. Some people make several attempts before finally quitting smoking.