As we all know, smoking is the leading, yet preventable cause of several major diseases that cause death all over the world. If you are smoking regularly, you are shorten your life by 5 1/2 minutes each time you puff a cigarette. It doesn't matter if you are exercising regularly. Many soldiers in United States are dying prematurely due to excessive smoking when they are bored.Cigarette smoking is proven to be the reason of lung cancer, yet many people are still smoking despite the implementations of tough smoking bans in United States. Military solders are well trained physically to protect our nation, yet they smoked and are killing themselves internally.
So why is smoking harmful and how smoking damages our health?
Tobacco found inside every cigarette contains three dangerous chemicals:
- Tar – A mixture of several substances that condense into a sticky substance in the lungs.
- Nicotine – Addictive drug that is absorbed from the lung and acts mainly on the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
- Carbon Monoxide – Decreases the amount of oxygen that red blood cells can carry throughout the body.
Statistic has proven that a regular smoker who smokes 15 to 20 cigarettes a day will have 14 times higher risk of dying from cancers such as lung, throat or mouth, when compared to a non smoker. Smokers also are 4 times more likely to die from esophagus cancer, and twice likely from heart attack.
People are well aware of the dangers and harmful effects smoking will bring, yet it is very disheartening to see so many people taking it deaf ears, especially when we see our soldiers smoking openly in public, which brings a wrong message to our kids. Some children may think smoking is cool and macho and there's nothing wrong with smoking.
So the next question, how to quit smoking?
Almost all the health risks associated with smoking will decrease immediately when smoker quits smoking. No matter how long the smoker smoked, with strong determination, they can stop at once by themselves.
That is the most ideal case. However even soldiers with the strongest will power will find it hard to quit smoking, without any aids. Below are 6 steps to help smokers kick start their quit smoking journey:
- Go and Pledge your quit smoking determination. Write down and announce to the whole world you want to quit.
- Analyze your smoking habits and chart it down for every cigarette you smoked for 2 weeks.
- Make up your mind to quit and list down why you want to quit, eg: save money, better health, not creating second hand smoke for your kids to breathe in…
- Find a smoking replacement product to take your mind off smoking. Will explain more later.
- Chart down your first quit smoking day. Reward yourself for every milestone hit such as 1 week clean from smoking.
- Keep the momentum. Don't give up. It's a long journey.
Smoking Replacement Product
Many people try using smoking replacement products such as nicotine patches and gums to replace their nicotine needs. However the success rate of using these products are slightly over 5% only, which means you have around 95% chances of failing.
Recently, a new product was invented with intention of encouraging smokers to continue smoking, but smoke in a healthier way, that is to smoke electronic cigarette. Electronic cigarette looks, taste and feel exactly like a real traditional cigarette, except it doesn't contain the harmful tar and tobacco. It works by delivering nicotine to the smoker through form of vapor when the smoker inhaled. Since it doesn't burn, it will not create harmful second hand smoke as well.
There are many other benefits when you smoke electronic cigarettes, such as protecting your health, your love ones and the environment. As more people are aware of this great product, its popularity risen to a stage even celebrities are using them to replace cigarettes.
How To Get Free Electronic Cigarettes
Good news! Leading electronic cigarette manufacturer South Beach Smoke had announced that it will be giving away free electronic cigarette starter kit to active and former United States Military Soldiers. Currently over one third of the current US Military smokes and South Beach Smoke aims to help our nation by starting a "Smoke Free Soldiers" campaign to combat the unhealthy habit of traditional cigarette usage.
South Beach Smoke will be providing a complimentry Premium Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit to any former or current member of US Military, which comes with rechargeable battery, flavored cartridges and of course the electronic cigarette.
This offer may not last forever, so if you want to get your FREE Electronic Cigarette, you better start acting now!
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