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There is no easy answer to these questions as everyone’s body works differently and their system will be different. Some seem to have a tendency for addiction of all sorts, whereas others do not. It will also depend on how often you smoke; if you have a cigarette once or twice a year, you may not be addicted, but... Read all »
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There are a few simple home remedies you can try to get all the tobacco and nicotine out of your system; this will help with cravings, as you’ll crave tobacco much less once the nicotine is completely gone from your body. Epsom salt baths are helpful, as the salt will pull the tar, nicotine and tobacco out through... Read all »
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If your budget is very tight these days, quitting smoking can be one of the best things you do. To help you to better understand this, follow along with some basic math. Suppose cigarettes are $5 per pack in the U.S. If you smoke one pack per day, that’s $150 per month, or $1,825 per year you’re spending on... Read all »
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Why Smoking is Banned in Many Places
Those who smoke often complain about the fact that they are not allowed to smoke in many buildings. Many states have banned smoking in restaurants, bars, and casinos and they have done so for many good reasons. Smoking and second-hand smoking have proved to cause cancer in... Read all »
Women can practice aikido as a way to relax, reduce stress and self defense. It has cardio vascular advantages among other benefits on one’s health. For the kids, they may not be particularly interested with the mentioned advantages. The skill is martial arts training and very beneficial for children especially... Read all »
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Weight gain from a stop-smoking program can have a number of causes.
For many individuals, it's a natural response to cravings from nicotine withdrawal. They substitute food for smoking. Increase the amount of calories taken in, as snacks add up, and sooner or later you've gained several pounds.
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Within the first hour after you stop smoking, blood pressure and pulse decrease and the internal temperature of the hands and feet increase. The compounds produced in the body from smoking constrict blood vessels and raise the heart rate. As they're flushed out of the body, it returns to a normal state.
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Stopping smoking often brings on cravings for that foregone cigarette. There's no one magic method for dealing with withdrawal cravings that works for every individual. Each person employs a different stop-smoking method and each one will react differently as nicotine levels are reduced. But there are a handful of... Read all »
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For example, even apart from specific damage to the lungs or larynx or arteries, smoking reduces the desire to exercise in most people. By using a chemical to lower stress, that motive for exercise is reduced. By lowering oxygen concentration, constricting arteries and causing "smoker's hack" the incentives for... Read all »
There are several different types of products on the market today to help smokers quit. Only about 6% of those who try to stop permanently succeed their first time. Using one or more of the products discussed below can help you be in that group.
One of the most popular products is the nicotine patch. It provides a... Read all »
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Normal cells may be damaged, but they have the ability to repair themselves. In other cases, the cells are sloughed off and eliminated by the lymph system, then replaced by new ones. But this process can go awry. Cells can grow abnormally, taking on inappropriate shapes and performing incorrectly. When they do, and... Read all »
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In this context, the phrase 'heart disease' usually refers to coronary artery disease. That's a condition in which a major blood vessel that leaves the heart carrying oxygen-rich blood becomes constricted. That increases the odds of a clot or closure that causes a heart attack. That's why it's sometimes called 'having... Read all »