Smoking can be really bad in terms of leaching out important nutrients from one’s body. This causes ill health on various degrees and can bring consequential problems that make for lung infections, bronchitis, pneumonia and other ailments. Smoking in long term can also affect cancer. There are several forms of serious health considerations that need to be checked when one has been smoking for quite sometime.

Smoke and pollution dehydrates the skin and in the long haul actually ages you like nothing else. There are some of the less serious consequences of smoking for short bursts but doctors have warned that passive smoking is equally or as bad as direct smoking. There are risks that we bring to our gums, teeth, entire cranium and even damage our brain cells. Smoking makes the skin sallow, yellow or pale. It takes away the glow and shine that are supposed to have. There are ways to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and overall get great skin but getting off smoke is one of the fastest ways to reduce those unhealthy tell tale signs on your skin. For maintaining and keeping a youthful connection it is important to give up smoking. Smoking causes premature ageing and it is quite an addictive behavior to quit from.

Smoking in any form can develop ulcers in your mouth and bring you crow’s feet, wrinkles and puffy eyes. Smoking increases the carbon monoxide levels in blood cells causing various forms of impurities and greater aging in terms of free radicals developing in your body. Smokers also tend to pucker a lot and so they tend to tense the muscles around their mouth a lot more. This way they bring on to develop lines around their mouth making them look older than they are.

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A Quit Smoking Tip That Can Change Your LifeDo you want to quit smoking? There is a very powerful quit smoking tip that can literally change your life – because it would ensure your 100% success. Do you want to know what this is? Read on and find out all about it.What You Need To Quit Smoking Once For AllI read once a quip that made me smile – ‘Who says quitting smoking is difficult? I have quit it five times and there is nothing to it.’ Yes, usually this is what happens. You think you left smoking for good and the habit is behind you. Then, you just smoke once with your friends – for the sake of old times – and that is it.In your mind, this is just a one-time-smoke bit; nothing to worry about. This would be like an occasional chocolate cake slice when you diet. However, in no time, you find yourself ‘treating’ yourself on a regular basis, and supposedly out of the blue you will back smoking regularly again. You need to know and keep in mind that getting back to smoking is extremely easy. You also need to know what you would encounter when you attempt to stop smoking. The withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant and painful. Are you ready to tackle this problem head on? Do you know what medication can help you with the withdrawal symptoms? Do you know how long it takes to get rid of the habit? You need to have nerves of steel and a high level of commitment to get yourself rid of this toxic habit.The Difference Between Success And Failure – A Great Quit Smoking TipWhen you decide to quit smoking, take another decision in your mind. Decide never to smoke a cigarette that is bought with your money, and never carry a pack on you. How this quit smoking tip helps you stay off cigarettes? Read on.1. The first part of the quit smoking tip – never buy your own cigarettes means that if you smoke you would need someone to offer you one. Most people do not like to share their cigarettes on a regular basis and if you are identified as one who is out for freebies, you would very soon be a loner. 2. The second part of the quit smoking tip – never carry a pack of cigarettes with you. This means that you cannot depend on having a cigarette when you need one – behavior change – and hence, you would outgrow the dependency on it over time.

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Smoking is damaging to everyone's health, but the nicotine in cigarettes may be even more deadly for people who have diabetes.

In lab experiments, researchers discovered that nicotine raised blood sugar levels, and the more nicotine that was present, the higher the blood sugar levels were. Higher blood sugar levels are linked to an increased risk of complications from diabetes, such as eye andkidney disease.

"Smoking is really harmful for diabetics. It's even more harmful to them than to a non-diabetic," said study author Xiao-Chuan Liu, an associate professor in the department of chemistry at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. "This study should encourage diabetics toquit smoking completely, and to realize that it's the nicotine that's raising [blood sugar levels]."

For that reason, it's also important to limit the use of nicotine replacement products, such as nicotine patches, Liu said.

"If you're using them for a short period of time to quit smoking, that's OK. But, if you still have this addiction to nicotine and are using this product long-term, it will do harm. Don't use electronic cigarettes or nicotine gum for a long time. You need to stop nicotine intake," he advised.

Liu is scheduled to present his findings Sunday at an American Chemical Society meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

It was already well-established that smoking increased the risk of problems in people with diabetes, Liu said. What hasn't been clear, he said, is if there is a specfic component of cigarettes that increases the risk.

To test whether or not nicotine, an addictive substance found in cigarette smoke, contributed to higher blood sugar levels, Liu and his colleagues added equal amounts of glucose (sugar) to samples of human red blood cells. They also added varying levels of nicotine to each sample of red blood cells for either one day or two days.

They then tested the hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) levels of the samples. HbA1C is a measure of what percentage of red blood cells have glucose molecules attached to them. In diabetes management, the HbA1C -- sometimes referred to just as A1C -- test gives doctors an idea of average blood sugar levels for the past three months or so. Most people with diabetes strive for a level of 7 percent or less, based on American Diabetes Association guidelines.

The researchers found that nicotine raised HbA1C. The smallest dose increased HbA1C levels by 8.8 percent. The highest dose -- after two days of nicotine treatment -- increased blood sugar levels by 34.5 percent.

"Nicotine is a toxic substance, and our results show that nicotine caused an increase in HbA1C," said Liu. "This is important for the public to know, and for smokers to know. It's not just the cigarette smoke. If you think you can just use a nicotine replacement product indefinitely, there's still a risk, and your chances of getting complications will be a lot higher," he cautioned.

Dr. Joel Zonszein, director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, said that the researchers showed that nicotine can significantly raise A1C levels in the lab, but it's important to also know if it does so in the body.

But whether or not nicotine is the specific reason that blood sugar levels are higher in smokers, he said, "Everybody -- whether they have diabetes or not -- should stop smoking. Patients with diabetes already have a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and smoking adds to that."

He said that using nicotine replacement products for a month or two is fine. "If nicotine replacement is used for a short period of time with smoking cessation as the goal, there's no risk. But it's not OK if someone plans to replace smoking with nicotine replacement products indefinitely," said Zonszein.

Experts note that research presented at meetings is considered preliminary until it is published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

For advice on quitting smoking, visit SmokeFree.gov.



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The addictive effects of tobacco have been well documented. It is considered to be mood and behavior altering, psychoactive, and abusable. As a multisystem pharmacological agent that is voluntarily administered, tobacco is believed to have an addictive potential comparable to alcohol, cocaine, and morphine. Tobacco and its various components increase the risk of cancer (especially in the lung, mouth, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney, pancreas, and cervix), heart attacks and strokes, and chronic lung disease.
 
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Hey do you think smoking is cool?
 Well if you do then you will regret it later because not only will you possibly die but along with that you won t be very pretty. Now today a lot of girls and boys in their teens smoke now you may think so what but 5,000 are under 18 and that means they could be 12 or going to the extreme 9. Now you don t have to have a cigarette in your hand to be smoking, if your parents smoke you get second hand smoke which is technically the same thing because you are still inhaling smoke actually even more. So now that you know a little of how smoking then here is a lot more.

What I meant by if you start smoking then you won t be very pretty is not if you smoke for one day it s if you smoke for 10 to 36 years. Do you think that Julie Andrews got her wrinkles for smoking???? NO SHE DIDN T!!!!!! Her wrinkles came from age and wrinkles from smoking are a big difference. Because wrinkles from age are well from age, but wrinkles from smoking are because the tobacco settles in your sink. Think of it this way your thirty and you wrinkles ALL over that would be because you smoke. Or maybe your 65 or 75 then your wrinkles are ok. 

So another thing that happens to you is your nails and toe nails will turn yellow. Now you may know that your finger nails turn yellow because of the cigarette being near them, but what you probably don t know is that your toe nails turn yellow because not all of the tobacco gets out of your nose and your mouth. But not all of it comes out so it gets inside you and gets out through your toe nails. Grows huh!!! 

So as you can see smoking is bad for you, your health and your appearance. And this is just some things that can happen. So if you want to be on oxygen or have tracheal tube for the rest of your life then that s your choice but for the people that want to stop smoking do something before it s to late.

 Smoking kills.


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Smoking during pregnancy damages the health of the mother and the fetus, and the finding is confirmed by many studies.

Studies from recent years show that smokers get pregnant more difficult. Their fertility is reduced by about 30%, compared with nonsmokers. Smoking is a risk of stopping ovulation and reducing the release of the hormone progesterone - necessary for implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus and retention of pregnancy until the placenta develops. This is confirmed by the fact that unsuccessful artificial insemination are the most common in smokers.

Smoking women during pregnancy or lactation can be considered as the equivalent of passive smoking to the fetus, experts say the Ministry of Health.

Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 different substances, including:
irritants and systemic toxic agents such as hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, formaldehyde;
carcinogenic and mutagenic (influence of genes) substances: arsenic, chromium, nitrosamines, benzpireni;
harmful to reproduction substances - nicotine, cadmium, carbon monoxide, etc..

It is believed that most toxins are transmitted to the fetus through the placenta.

Injury to the fetus by tobacco smoke is related to the quantity of cigarettes smoked - the more smoking women, the higher the risk. Studies show that if the mother quit smoking during the first 3 months, the risk to the health of your baby is commensurate with this baby in a mother who never smoked.

Influence of smoking on the body of the mother
Nicotine causes physiological dependence, equivalent to that of heroin, experts say. Through the lungs and blood vessels, the substance reaches the brain within 7 seconds after ingestion of cigarettes. Nicotine increases the velocity of blood flow and raises blood pressure, which makes the heart consumes more oxygen. The effect of nicotine is enhanced by carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke.

Pushed carbon monoxide oxygen from red blood cells. As a result, tissues, including heart, receive less oxygen, although due to the effects of nicotine heart there is a need for more oxygen. On the other hand carbon monoxide and other harmful ingredients in tobacco smoke damage the cells of the innermost layer of the arterial wall, which is a key moment for atherosclerotic changes. For their help and lipid changes - increased cholesterol.

Harmful substances in tobacco smoke can increase the ability of blood to clot, and in the presence of atherosclerotic plaque fragile "increased possibility of arterial thrombosis in court, which determines its partial or complete blockage of all the hazards these processes.

Due to the toxic effect on ovaries, and the collapse of the artificial estrogen in the liver in women smokers with menopause occurs 2-3 years earlier. The combination of contraception and smoking leads to 3-4 times higher risk of acute heart attacks.Several studies reported that smokers are at higher risk of developing cancer of the cervix.

Effects on the placenta and umbilical cord
Nicotine reduces blood flow to both the placenta and the umbilical cord, which prevents one of the most important vital functions of the placenta - the exchange of oxygen between the mother and fetus, detoxification, hormonal options. When smokers are lower and levels of estriol - a hormone produced by the placenta. It is stored various toxins that can lead to other toxic damage.

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