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Transcript of Stop Smoking
of Smoking By Megan Woodhead What a cigarette does to your body... Reasons to quit smoking Some people think smoking makes you look ‘cool’ ‘trendy’ and makes you fit in, and sometimes it’s hard to not give in to peer pressure. If you ever find yourself wanting a cigarette, if you are a smoker already or trying a cigarette for the first time, I want you to consider what smoking does to your body. What is in a Cigarette? Not many people are aware what is actually in a cigarette. If smokers knew what they are inhaling into their lungs I feel they would have a different view on smoking. A single cigarette contains over 4000 chemicals, some examples are;
Tar- which is commonly used for road surfaces
Acetone- which is commonly used as nail varnish remover
Nicotine- which is a pesticide
Ammonia- which is used as a toilet cleaner
Arsenic- which is used in rat poison Stress relief? Nicotine cravings between cigarettes make you feel stressed and anxious, so when you smoke the cigarette you feel calmer. After quitting smoking you would feel less stressed due to getting over cravings. The cost of smoking... Long term effects of smoking... Smoking can cause lung, mouth, stomach, bladder and pancreas cancer. Smoking causes yellowness of teeth because of the increase in the growth of plaque bacteria. Smoking can cause a decrease in fertility. Smoking can cause wrinkling to appear prematurely, meaning smokers complexion ages faster. It has been shown that smokers are upto 5 times more likely to suffer a heart attack. Your average cigarette packet will cost £7.50, this will contain 20 cigarettes. If a person was to smoke 10 cigarettes a day this will cost them £26.25 a week, £105 a month and £1260 a year. Smoking around twenty cigarettes a day for the next twenty years would cost you over £40,000. Smoking causes an increased heart rate and increased blood pressure this puts an extra strain on the heart. Short term effects of smoking... Another result is the increase in coughs and colds in a smoker. Smoking causes the senses of smell and taste being reduced as sinuses are blocked Need help quitting smoking? If you need help quitting smoking there are many different places and resources you can rely on;
The NHS stop smoking services
Quit kits provided by the NHS
Nicotine patches and gum to satisfy cravings.
When quitting don't be worried about putting on weight, this only happens if you turn to food as a comfort, eat healthy alternatives. For more information visit-
www.smokefree.nhs.uk/Stoptober Smoking can cause lung cancer, the tar inside a cigarette forms a sticky brown residue which layers the lungs to cause disease, this also lines the throat and wind pipes causing respiratory problems and making it harder to breathe, this is the reason for 'the smokers cough'.
Smoking increases your level of blood cholesterol and as a result, raises your chances of developing a blood clot and coronary heart disease.
Cigarette smoking increases a person's metabolic rate by forcing the heart to beat faster. This causes extra stress on the heart and plays a role in heart disease. Does smoking make you lose weight? Does quitting smoking make you put on weight?
Smoking causes 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and 80% in women.
About 100,000 people in the UK die each year due to smoking.