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Stop Smoking!

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Umar Mushtaq

on 19 December 2012

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Transcript of Stop Smoking!

Bittu Singh :( Smoking usually starts in high school Cigarettes contains OVER 4,000 chemicals 6 million people
DIE annually
from smoking Hard to believe that a quarter of those 6 million think smoking isn't dangerous at all ... people Did I mention? Now what's your body But how is it AFFECTING YOU? SMOKING is known to cause many Diseases and Cancers 70 And that every 8 Seconds someone DIES from smoking But the Main ones are: Lung Cancer Heart
Attack Ever wonder about the importance of choosing to smoke or not? of these chemicals are carcinogens
(chemicals that could cause cancer) At least from tobacco-related diseases DIE 1 in every 2 smokers going into Like
These... you know Cancer cells grow out
of control, taking over normal cells and create a tumor in the lung. Occurs when blood flow to a part of
your heart is blocked by plaque buildup
for enough time that the part of the
heart is either damaged or dies. Stroke Happens when blood flow to a part
of the brain stops because of a clot. Dementia and Double's the Risk of Alzheimer's Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with
certain diseases. It affects memory, thinking, language,
judgment, and behavior. (It's a symptom or Alzheimer's) Macular Degeneration The center of vision may
become fuzzy or shadowed,
and this area grows larger
as the disease progresses.
Blind spots may develop,
and it is more difficult to
see color and fine detail. And if you think Smoking is only harming
you... THINK AGAIN SECOND HAND SMOKING. •Higher risk of Asthma and Asthmatic Bronchitis
•Higher risk of allergies
•Higher risk of respiratory infection
•Higher risk of Lung Cancer So we know how Dangerous
smoking is but are their any
Benefits to smoking? and how it
could Harm us I mean what's the point of if it has no benefits? SMOKING Well the truth is... SMOKING DOESN'T
HAVE ANY BENEFITS Unless you thing killing yourself and everyone else around you is "cool" Smoking is also a waste
of money. Cigarette packs cost around $10 to $15 Since an average smoker smokes about a pack of cigarettes a day Then a smoker wastes about $4,500 a year The Brain Quitting smoking doesn't only save your life, but the lives of people around you. It prevents your loved ones from suffering from serious issues and life threatening diseases such as lung cancer, heart attack etc. Now for the Quitting Timeline! 20 Minutes After Quitting 1 Hour After Quitting Your circulation improves and your hands and feet feel warmer 8 Hours After Quitting Carbon monoxide level drops in your body and oxygen level in your blood increases to normal Blood pressure and pulse return to normal 1 Day After Quitting Your Lungs starts to clear 2 Days After Quitting Your body is nicotine free and your sense of taste and smell improves Other benefits of quitting are : Smell Better (Avoid offensive odor) Sleep Better (Nicotine effects sleep) Save money (Save at the drugstore, take lower doses of medication and don't pay for ciggerettes) 3 Days After Quitting You can breath easier, you have more energy and your lung capacity increases Your circulation improves and lungs function better 2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting Coughing, wheezing and breathing improves 3 to 9 Months After Quitting 1 Year After Quitting Your heart attack risk is half of that of a smoker 10 Years After Quitting Your risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half 15 Years After Quitting Your risk of dying from a heart attack is the same as a person who never smoked Need help Quitting? Research shows that people in quit-smoking support groups are more likely to quit for good. Join a Group for People Trying to Quit Get Individual Counseling You can get counseling in person or over the phone, through a free smoker’s quitline. Both are proven to help people quit. If you prefer to see someone in person, ask your doctor or quitline staff to recommend a counselor. The cost of counseling may be covered by your workplace or extended health plan. Take nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) The nicotine patch, gum, lozenge or inhaler replaces some of the nicotine you usually get from cigarettes. This can make nicotine withdrawal easier to manage. Ask your doctor about prescription medicine Some prescription medicine are antidepressants that make it easier to quit while others take away the craving to smoke. If you slip up, don't give up. TRY AGAIN! Ask Support From Your Family And Friends Smoking doesn't only effect your health, but your physical appearance too. Smoking causes: Cataracts Cataracts are changes in clarity of the natural lens inside the eye that gradually degrade visual quality. The natural lens cannot be directly seen with the naked eye unless it becomes extremely cloudy. Stained Gums and Teeth Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and in more severe cases mouth cancer. Periodontal Disease (Gingivitis) and Swollen Gums Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Symptoms: Bleeding gums (blood on toothbrush even with gentle brushing of the teeth), bright red or red-purple appearance to gums, gums that are tender when touched, mouth sores, swollen gums and shiny appearance to gums. Bad Breath Bad breath from smoking is found to be caused by the chemicals found in cigarettes. These chemicals build up in your mouth. The tar and nicotine from your cigarettes are deposited in your mouth. Chemicals can stick to places like the teeth, gums, tongue and side of the cheeks. This causes smoker's breath to form. Bad Skin The chemicals in cigarettes dry out your face which causes wrinkles, mostly around lips, under the nose and you cheekbones. These wrinkles are caused by the constant inhaling and sucking in and blowing out of the cigarette smoke. Smoking also causes thinning of skin, dry skin, loss of skin's elasticity and color. And Stained Fingers Deposits of tar are a main culprit for yellow- or brown-stained fingers. According to The Better Health Channel, tar is one of the most health damaging chemicals found in tobacco.

Yellow fingers and nails also may be a symptom of a nail fungal infection. According to Patient UK, smokers are at increased risk of fungal infections. Look Better (Smoking effects your physical appearance) By: Umar Mushtaq Smoking where others can be
effected is called SECOND HAND SMOKING. It kills around 600,000
people annually Causes
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