Smoking Benefits are a Myth
Smoking Benefits are a Myth; Quitting is the only True Benefit! So many people believe that
smoking offers them benefits and so are reluctant to give up their bad habit. They have heard about the higher
risks of respiratory diseases and the increased chances of developing lung or other cancers but they still think
that there are good things that cigarettes do for them. Perhaps if they realized this was not true they would be
less likely to continue smoking. Maybe if they could look honestly at some of the good things that people say about
smoking and understand that those things are no more than myths, wishful thinking done by those who do not want to
quit, they would open their eyes. Maybe if they could see through the misinformation they would decide to quit
smoking and improve their lives. The truth about smoking and what it does is everyones right to know. Although no
one is certain when this rumor began there is the belief that smoking helps to keep a persons blood pressure lower.
This one is an old myth as it seems to go back to the days when chewing tobacco was more popular. It seems to be
related more to that than smoking, but nonetheless it is something heard by health care providers all the time. The
fact is that this is completely untrue and actually smokers overall have higher blood pressure than those who do
not smoke. Recent studies have continued to prove that this is the case. Too many smokers are under the impression
that smoking makes them a happier easier going person to deal with. They think they are easier to live with, easier
to work with and generally a more upbeat person than those who do not smoke. Again, this is incorrect. Smokers in
general are more moody, have a poorer attention span and seem to be more at risk to suffer from depression. Smoking
teenagers have been studied and found to be four times more likely to be suffering from depression than those who
do not smoke. Studies question whether the cigarettes make them depressed or if they are depressed and so smoke.
Either way the medical community claim there is a tie in between the two. One thing that is often heard from
smokers is that they have smoked too long to get any benefits from stopping. This is one of the biggest myths there
is and is promoted by those who are afraid to stop. The truth is that even if you are forty and have smoked for
twenty plus years quitting smoking will still make immediate improvements to your health. You will have added at
least five years back onto your life by quitting. Once you have been smoke free for ten years it will lessen your
risk for lung cancer and the risk of developing heart disease will be pretty much the same as for a non-smoker.
Even a senior who quits smoking after forty years will have health benefits. So, quit smoking, sift through the
misinformation and have a healthier life.
Quit Smoking Tips Pick your favorite smoke, than pick a day to eliminate that smoke. Starting from the time of your usual smoke go for 3 hours of no smoking starting from the time you normally would smoke that favorite smoke. When you can remain smoke free for 3 hours it is time to expand the time between smokes more. If you are a light smoker instead of 3 hours in between smokes shoot for 8 hours for the first time. Keep at your successful time interval for 2 to 3 weeks before increasing the time intervals between smokes. Your increased intervals should be in 5 hour increments until you have achieved an interval of 24 hours.
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