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1250415 Smoking Powerpoint

1250415 Smoking Powerpoint

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Published by: Karen Gail Portacio on Jul 20, 2012
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Steps to Help You Break the Habit


• More than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are from smoking-related illnesses. • Smoking kills an estimated 120,000 people each year in the UK. It is a major cause of illness and premature death – on average, persistent smokers die 10 years younger than non-smokers.


and pesticides.000 chemicals.chemical found in cleaning fluids. Used in cigarettes to increase the delivery of nicotine • Hydrogen cyanide .ingredient in rat poison 3 .extremely poisonous metal found in batteries • Acetone .poisonous gas used in the manufacture of plastics. colourless liquid used to preserve dead bodies • Ammonia . These include: • Benzene .highly poisonous.solvent found in nail polish remover • Arsenic .Tobacco contains over 4.solvent used in fuel and chemical manufacture • Formaldehyde . many of which are harmful. Often used as a fumigant to kill rats • Cadmium . dyes.

4 .The three main components of inhaled smoke are : • Nicotine • Carbon monoxide • Tar all of which can cause disease.

So. 5 . most smokers need to smoke regularly to feel 'normal'. restlessness. irritability. and to prevent withdrawal symptoms. you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as craving. These symptoms are relieved by the next cigarette. headaches.It is absorbed into the bloodstream and effects the brain within 10 seconds. when the blood level of nicotine falls. hunger. If you are a regular smoker. anxiety. difficulty with concentration. or just feeling awful.

which reduces the amount of oxygen carried in the blood. Oxygen is vital for the body’s organs to function efficiently. The reduction in oxygen changes the consistency of the blood. 6 .Carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas found in car fumes. making it thicker and putting the heart under increased strain as it pumps blood around the body.

Tar Tar contains many substances proven to cause cancer. Irritants found in tar damage the lungs causing narrowing of the tubes (bronchioles) and damaging the small hairs (cilia) that protect the lungs from dirt and infection. 7 .

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and private research institutions have determined that smoking can cause: 9 .Effects of Smoking and the reasons to Stop International studies of millions of people by government. universities. industry.

000 people in the UK die from lung cancer each year. throat and nose cancer • Cancer of the larynx • Oesophageal cancer • Pancreatic cancer • Bladder cancer • Stomach cancer • Kidney cancer • Leukaemia 10 . More than 8 in 10 cases are directly related to smoking).Cancers • Lung cancer (About 30. • Mouth.

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gangrene and aortic aneurysms. • High blood pressure 12 .Heart and circulatory diseases • Heart attacks and Heart disease (is the biggest killer illness in the UK.000 people in the UK die each year from heart disease). which can lead to diseases such as stroke. • Arteriosclerosis .build up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels. Causes loss of elasticity in the artery walls. About 120.

• Diarrhea and colitis. • Chronic Polmunary (About 25. More than 8 in 10 of these deaths are directly linked to smoking). • Decreased sexual activity and mental depression. • Stained teeth. fingers. • Arthritis. and hair • Insomnia. 13 . • Shortness of breath.000 people in the UK die each year from this serious lung disease. • Headaches.Respiratory disease and Other illnesses • Asthma. particularly chest colds and bronchitis. • Increased frequency of colds.

whether caused by smoking or not. but not of the non-smoker. • The smoker's body requires more sleep every night. 14 . is much longer for the smoker. smoking is both a cause and an effect of lower intelligence. • Air pollution (auto exhausts. Lower intelligence has been related to smoking.• Blood flow to the extremities is decreased (cold hands and feet). a non-smoker will survive a sickness from which he would have died had he smoked. Smoking destroys vitamins. just as smoking is both a cause and effect of lower income. Often. • The time to recover from any specific ill. In fact. Besides needing more sleep. particularly vitamin C and the B's. • Smokers are sick more often. industry wastes. smokers don't sleep as well.) increases the lung cancer rate of the smoker. etc. • Smoking decreases the oxygen supply. requiring a higher blood pressure. Smokers have difficulty running and exercising. This extra sleep must come from his spare time. thus causing extensive circulatory problems and premature heart attacks.

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What are the benefits of stopping smoking? The benefits begin straight away. the sooner you stop. However. You reduce your risk of getting serious disease no matter what age you give up. 16 . the greater the reduction in your risk It is never too late to stop smoking to gain health benefits.

– Chest infections and colds become less frequent. and face.Benefits of stopping smoking include the following: – Breathing improves. – Foods and drinks taste and smell much better. hair. – Finances improve. clothes. – The smell of stale tobacco goes from your breath. 17 . – Reduction in 'smoker's cough'. – You are likely to feel good about yourself.

However. Willpower and determination are the most important aspects when giving up smoking. 18 . nicotine is a drug of addiction and many people find giving up a struggle. Some people can give up easily.How can I stop smoking? About 2 in 3 smokers want to stop smoking.

get rid of all of your cigarettes. • Smoke only in certain places. Smoke with your other hand. Think about how you feel when you smoke. such as outdoors. wait a few minutes. lighters and ashtrays. Try to find the things in your daily life that you often do while smoking (such as drinking your morning cup of coffee. Buy one pack of cigarettes at a time. you might chew gum or drink a glass of water. • Change your smoking routines: Keep your cigarettes in a different place. have a friend quit smoking with you. Try to think of something to do instead of smoking. 19 . • When you want a cigarette. • Notice when and why you smoke. matches. • Just before your stop date. Don't do anything else when smoking. Switch to a brand of cigarettes you don't like. If possible.Getting Ready to Quit • Set a date for quitting. etc).

For example. These products are like: gum. • Learn how to handle stress and the urge to smoke. nasal spray. Think about how your cigarette money helps support those hypocritical tobacco companies whose income is derived at the expense of the health. and resources of the addicted smoker. wealth. drink some water. happiness. efficiency. inhaler and lozenge. patch. • Get medication and use it correctly. or breathing slowly and deeply. drink hot tea instead. Think of changes in your daily routine that will help you resist the urge to smoke.On the Day You Quit • Get support and encouragement. 20 . • Give yourself rewards for stopping smoking. When you get that urge to smoke (and you will). For example. Relax by taking a hot bath. Using one of these roughly doubles your chance of stopping smoking if you really want to stop. Nicotine replacement products are ways to take in nicotine without smoking. going for a walk. with the money you save by not smoking. buy yourself something special. if you used to smoke when you drank coffee.

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Show yourself and to the others who you are.Keep trying Keep trying. Life's too good and too short to waste on that filthy habit.The first few days after stopping will probably be the hardest. Thank You for your time 22 . but they kept trying. Many ex-smokers did not succeed at first.

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