In the world's first study on the effects of food and beverages on the taste of cigarettes, 209 smokers were asked to list those who worsen or improve. They noted that consumption of milk, water, fruits and vegetables spoil the taste of cigarettes, while that of coffee, alcohol and meat makes them more pleasant.The results were published in the journal "n tobekou Nicotine Research".

These findings may help to create a diet for smoking cessation, to make cigarettes less attractive, said study lead author Dr. Joseph Makklernan University "Duke" in the U.S.."With some changes in diet - eating something worse cigarettes taste like a glass of cold milk, and avoiding another, making it better - like beer, smokers can more easily get rid of the habit," he said .

19% of participants indicated that spoil the taste of cigarettes dairy products like milk or cheese, 14% - without caffeine drinks such as juice and water, and 16% - vegetables and fruits.

44% reported that improving the taste of alcoholic drinks, 45% - from caffeine drinks such as tea, coffee and cola, and 11% - of the flesh.

Those who use menthol cigarettes, rarely indicating that their taste is affected by things consumed before or during the smoking. The researchers suggest that perhaps menthol mask the unpleasant taste, which could be obtained from the impact of food or drink.

Currently, the authors explore the possibilities of using the substance silver acetate, which is known to alter the taste of cigarettes to help smokers to quit. It could be taken in the form of tablets or chewing gum as part of the program to stop smoking.
Before light the next cigarette, you better think about what causing yourself and those around you ...

Active smoking causes cancer primarily as lung cancer, bronchus, trachea, oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, throat, sinuses, kidneys and urethra, pancreas, stomach, bladder, blood, etc.. As a result of active tobacco smokers suffer more often from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Extremely vulnerable to active smoking is the cardiovascular system, the effects are: heart attack, aneurysm of the aorta, angina, and atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease.

Active smokers reduce their reproductive abilities. In these more often and earlier impotence occurs. Smoking in expectant mothers leads to fetal growth restriction, premature thinning and detachment of the placenta, miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight baby. Increases the risk of occurrence of the syndrome sudden infant death.

Active smokers suffer from blindness due to early aging of the eye, accompanied by macular degeneration and cataracts, early aging of the skin, osteoporosis and fractures, stomach ulcers, dental problems and others.

Passive smoking causes disease and in adults and in children. Adults suffer from coronary heart disease, lung cancer. Passive smoking causes reproductive problems in women and infant prematurity, respiratory problems (irritation of the throat) and others. In children, the effects of passive smoking include: middle ear disease, syndrome, sudden infant death, respiratory diseases and others.

Quitting smoking more Bulgarians will reduce their risk by more than 25 diseases, improve their financial situation will ease the health care system, according to the Ministry of Health.
According to World Bank estimates that the price you pay for health care health effects of tobacco use accounts for between 0.1% and 1.1% of GDP in different countries.

A new approach to smoking cessation, British scientists tested. Sending text messages solicitation stop smoking doubled their chances of successful cessation, according to study authors.

Over 10% of 2900 smokers who received such encouraging messages, have renounced the habit after 6 months. For comparison - only 4.9% of almost the same number of smokers who did not have the same support, have quit.

The authors of the study, published in The Lancet, called for mass dissemination of texts to be included in the mobile services that help people stop smoking.

According to statistics two thirds of smokers in the UK say they want to quit the habit.

The study included 5800 of them. SMS messages that promote smoking cessation have been sent to 2,915 smokers over a 6-month period. Other messages received with gratitude for their participation.

Texting are sent at intervals 5 texts a day during the first 5 weeks, then 3 times a week for the next 26 weeks.

Participants have the opportunity to reverse sms through which to ask questions and receive specific advice.

To understand whether people are really quit, researchers tested them for levels of cotinine, which is derived from the breakdown of nicotine in the body.

The results of 6-month study showed that 10.7% no longer smoke cigarettes. Dual less are separated by habit group of those who have not received messages that promote smoking cessation.

"Text messages really help people to resist the temptation to smoke." Said Dr. Carolyn The free, led the study.

The World Health Organization show that nearly 6 million people a year are victims of smoking. More than 1 billion smokers are in the world, nearly 100 million of them are Europeans.

Dr Derrick Bennett and Dr. Jonathan Embersan of Oxford University this method to quit smoking can be to help people around the world.
Study refutes the myth according to which quitting smoking leads to depressive symptoms, indicating that indeed successful Cancel is often an improvement in mood.

Doctors from Brown University studied 236 heavy smokers (smoke at least half a pack a day) who were enrolled in a randomized trial testing the effectiveness of adding a brief alcohol intervention in this to stop smoking. Participants without clinical depression received nicotine patches and counseling and a date after which stop smoking.

The authors measured depressive symptoms at week -1, week 2,8, 16 and 26 after cessation of enter for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression (CES-D) scale.

Only 33 players managed to achieve abstinence for the entire period of study. Persons who have achieved abstinence during all visits, had low scores for depressive symptoms. Participants who maneuvering between smoking, smoking abstinence, had the lowest levels of depressive symptoms during abstinence.Persons without any restraint had gradually increase in depressive symptoms.


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