Retiring Certificate for Older Adults
“I’ve smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for 40 years, what is the experience of quitting now? Can I quit after this period?”
It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you have been smoking, quitting smoking sometimes improves your health. When you leave, you’re likely to add more years to your life, breathe more easily, spend more energy, and save money. yes you
Smoking can shorten your life. It causes about one in every five deaths in the United States each year. Each million Americans do poorly
- Disease of the lungs. Smoking can damage the lungs and airways, sometimes chronic bronchitis. It can also cause emphysema, which destroys your lungs and is very hard for you to breathe.
- Disease of the heart. Smoking increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Cancer. Smoking can lead to cancer of the lung, mouth, larynx, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, and cervix.
- Respiratory problems. If you smoke, you’re more likely than a nonsmoker to get flu, pneumonia, or other infections that can prevent your breathing.
- Osteoporosis. If you smoke, your chance of developing osteoporosis (weak bones) is greater.
- Diseases of the eye. Smoking increases the risk of eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness, including cataracts and macular-related degeneration (AMD).
- Diabetes. Smokers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers, and smoking makes smoking more difficult once you have diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is a serious disease that can lead to blindness, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney failure and amputations.
Smoking can also cause muscles to fatigue easily, wounds that are difficult to heal, increase the risk of present presentation in people, and cause skin to dull and wrinkle.
Nicotine is a drug
Nicotine is a drug in tobacco that makes cigarettes so addictive. Although some people who are smoking do not have withdrawal symptoms, many continue to have severe cravings for cigarettes. You may also feel grumpy, hungry, or tired. Some people have headaches, feel depressed, or have sleeping difficulties. These symptoms will fade away over time.
Many say the first step to successfully quitting smoking is to make a firm decision to quit and stop a specified date. Make a decision to deal with situations that drive urgency to smoke and tolerate urgency. You should try many approaches to find out which works best for you. For example, you might;
Some people worry about losing weight if they die. If that is important to you, make the decision to exercise and be physically active while you leave – it distracts you from your desires and is interested in healthy aging.
Breaking the addiction
When smoking quits, you need to keep up with your body’s nicotine cravings. Nicotine repositories help some smokers quit. You can buy gums, pans, or pies over the counter.
There are also prescription medications that may help you quit. A nicotine nasal spray or inhaler can reduce withdrawal symptoms and help you quit smoking more easily.
Other medications also help for signs of withdrawal. Talk with your doctor about which medications are best for you.
Cigars, pipes, hooks, chewing tobacco, snuff are not safe
Some people think smokeless tobacco (and milked chewing tobacco), pipes, cigarettes and cigars are well-safe. They are not. Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the mouth and pancreas. It also damages the precances (oral symptoms of leukoplakia), gum problems, and causes nicotine addiction. Pip and cigar smokers may develop cancer of the mouth, lip, larynx, esophagus and bladder. Those who attract smoking may also be at increased risk of gaining lung cancer, as well as heart disease, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and emphysema. The use of hookah to smoke tobacco poses many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking.
Secondly dangerous smoke
Smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes can cause serious health issues for family, friends, and even pet smokers. Secondly, smoke is especially dangerous for people who already have a lung or heart. In adults, secondhand smoke can cause heart disease and lung cancer. In infants, it can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is unexplained infant deaths younger than 1 year of age. Children are also more likely to have lung problems, ear infections, and painful breathlessness if they are dealing with secondhand smoke.
Good news about moving
The good news is that after smoking naps, you are in your 60s, 70s, or more;
- Heart rate and blood pressure drop to normal levels.
- Nerve endings begin to regenerate so that you can smell and taste better.
- Your lungs, heart, and circulatory system will start to act better.
- You’ll experience coughing and exhalation less often.
- Your chance of a heart attack or stroke can drop.
- Your spirit will be better.
- Your chance of acquiring cancer will be lower.
No matter how old you are, all these health benefits are important reasons to make a decision to stop smoking.
You can quit smoking, stick with it!
Many people need a few tries before they get out. If you’re a failure and you have a cigarette, you’re not a failure. You can try again and be happy. Try these tips to get back to your goal.
It’s never too late to get good smoking. Avoiding, even in later life, can significantly lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer over time and reduce the risk of death.
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Content reviewed: January 17, 2019