Health risks associated with smoking
Smoking is one of the most dangerous addictive habits around. Yet, with all the warnings of how badly it affects your health, many people still sink into the addiction. Smoking doesn’t just affect the lungs, but can lead to diseases that affect every organ in the body.
The statistics surrounding smoking are shocking. Cigarette smoking is currently the leading cause of preventable death in the US and causes more than 480,000 deaths annually. Research suggests that more than 16 million Americans are currently living with a disease that has been caused by smoking. Additionally, for every person who dies of smoking, there are another 30 people living with a serious smoke-related illness.
People who smoke are far more likely to develop heart disease or suffer from stroke and lung cancer. They are also at greater risk for diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels.
Smoking does not only cause lung cancer but can lead to cancer anywhere in the body, such as the bladder, blood, cervix, colon and rectum, esophagus, kidney and ureter, larynx, liver, pancreas, and stomach.
Why it is always hard to quit smoking
Cigarettes contain a highly addictive drug called nicotine. Cigarettes are designed in a way that rapidly pushes nicotine directly to your brain. Once the nicotine is inside your brain, it releases “feel good” chemicals that stimulate your brain.
After a period of time, your brain will acclimatize to the nicotine and become dependent on it for the “feel good” chemicals. This completely changes the way your brain works and causes your brain to think that it needs nicotine in order to feel okay.
If you quit smoking cold turkey, you will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, and insomnia. Concentrating may also become difficult, and you may feel an increased urge to smoke, which could be hard to resist.
Top harmless solutions for quitting smoking
Here are some solutions that could help you to quit your smoking habit.
- Avoid your triggers - It is recommended that you avoid stress and anxiety, as well as places where you would normally smoke, such as parties or bars, because the impulse to smoke is usually stronger. It is good to identify these situations or triggers and avoid them entirely, as they could trigger a relapse.
- Avoid the “just one” mentality - If you have one, it is likely that you will have another. Don't delude yourself into believing that possessing one will be enough to resist the addition.
- Get physical - Physical activity isn’t only great for your health, it will also help to distract you from your cravings. Try a new sport, or project, or get busy around the house to keep your mind occupied.
Why NicoBloc is your best solution
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NicoBloc helps you to gradually wean yourself off of smoking, as opposed to quitting cold turkey. Our studies show that 53% of persons have no cravings or withdrawal symptoms while using NicoBloc. 77% reduced their cigarette consumption, and 58% successfully quit smoking altogether.
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