19 January 2006

Smoking is not sexy – smoking is ugly

Smoking can be hazardous to your sex life - cigarettes cause impotence and make you less attractive to the opposite sex. You should know about the effect smoking can have on your sex life:

2 men: 'Does smoking make you hard? Not if it means you can't get it up' - smoking increases the risk of erectile dysfunction by around 50 per cent for men in their 30s and 40s – lots of men in this age group are impotent as a direct result of cigarettes.

2 women: 'If you smoke, you stink' - for women, smoking causes bad breath, gum disease and tooth loss, makes skin less elastic and is a possible cause of cellulite.

70 percent of smokers want to stop smoking, however, with younger people, fears about attractiveness and fertility can be a stronger motivation to quit than fears about health. Men who are not inclined to quit to save their lives, save their heart, save their lungs may quit to save their sex life. Young women often think smoking is sexy and glamorous. But stained fingers and teeth, tooth loss, gum disease, bad breath — are anything but sexy and glamorous. Smoking also hastens the aging process most likely because of its adverse effect on estrogen. It can cause early menopause, facial wrinkling, permanent voice lowering and urinary incontinence. Smoking is not a way to keep thin and the benefits of quitting for women outweigh the possibility of any weight gain.

It is hard to say whether one's sex life will improve after quitting smoking, since there are many factors influencing sex life beyond genital sensation. Of course, quitting smoking would also eliminate stained teeth, unhealthy skin, rapid accumulation of wrinkles on the face, and clothing, hair, and breath that stink of smoke. That might improve one's sex life. Decreasing risk of cancer and heart disease — which tend to have negative effects on one's sex life — can also be sexy in the long run.

Quitting smoking can't do any harm to your sex life, so why not give it a try? Just keep in mind that, like pretty, sexy is as sexy does. If you are a smoker with premature facial wrinkling, yellowed skin, stained teeth and fingers, bad breath and an overall ashtray essence, sexy is not the word that comes to mind. Besides not looking your best, each cigarette decreases the number of years you could be sexy and healthy. However, if you decide to quit, almost immediately your body rejoices and begins to heal itself. If you discover a new realm of sensation during sex from smoking cessation, that's just one more positive aspect to add to the long list of benefits you already know about.

15 January 2006

Women and smoking

While cigarette companies once again reaped huge profits from female smokers, women paid the price in more ways than one. By 1987, lung cancer had surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.

While lung cancer might be the most lethal disease caused by smoking, it is not the only one. Smoking doubles the risk of having a heart attack, and increases the risk of dying from a heart attack within the first hour. This is an especially serious problem for women since women are more likely to die after a first heart attack than men. Women who use birth control pills and smoke are at especially high risk of having a heart attack.

Smoking also increases the risk of other cancers, including breast, uterine cancer, bladder and oral cancer. Smoking also increases a woman's risk of low bone density and osteoporosis.

Smoking is not just bad for women; it is bad for their families and future families as well. Smoking can cause infertility in women (and lowers sperm count in men). If a woman becomes pregnant, smoking increases her risk of miscarriages, stillbirths and premature births. Infants born to smoking mothers are at increased risk of low birth weight and dying from SIDS. Mothers who smoke during pregnancy are also more likely to have babies with asthma, sleeping disorders and chronic ear infections than non-smoking mothers.

Although breastfeeding is the best method for most babies, breastfed babies of smoking women are in double danger; nicotine gets in the breast milk and secondhand smokes gets in the babies' lungs. In addition to asthma, children who grow up in smoke-filled homes are at increased risk of developing bronchitis and pneumonia.

Living with a smoker can also be deadly for adults, especially women. Indeed, more women than men die because of second-hand smoke induced lung cancer and heart disease.

Ironically, teens and young women often think smoking is sexy and glamorous. However, the consequences — such as stained fingers and teeth, tooth loss, gum disease, bad breathe — are anything but sexy and glamorous. Smoking also hastens the aging process most likely because of its adverse effect on estrogen. It can cause early menopause, facial wrinkling, permanent voice lowering and urinary incontinence.

Women and girls are not only more susceptible than men to the negative consequences of smoking, they are more likely to become addicted to cigarettes even when smoking comparable amounts.

Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances know to man…and woman. Indeed, nicotine is considered more addictive than heroin or cocaine. In addition, nicotine is more addictive for women than men.

The highly addictive nature of nicotine is a major reason why most people have difficulty quitting smoking, and women have a harder time quitting than men. Another thing that makes quitting difficult for women is the weight gain that, unfortunately, often accompanies quitting smoking. On the other hand, the weight gain, which rarely exceeds five pounds, can be reversed by a healthy diet and exercise. More importantly, quitting smoking can also reverse many of the deadly consequences of the habit.

Women who quit smoking can considerably reduce their risk of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases. If a woman quits smoking before age 35, she can almost completely eliminate her risk of mortality from smoking. Indeed, women who quit at 35 are expected to live almost eight years longer than women who continue smoking. A woman who stops smoking reduces her risk of stroke to pre-smoking levels. Within a year, her smoking-related risk of heart disease drops by 50 percent. After three years, the risk of a heart attack is no greater than for a woman who never smoked. Within five years, her smoking-related risk of heart disease can disappear altogether. The increased risk of cervical cancer also declines in former smokers. Clearly, the benefits of quitting outweigh the possibility of any weight gain.

09 January 2006

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08 January 2006

Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

It is not that cold turkey is the only way to quit, it is just that cold turkey is the scheme which gives people the best chance of success. It is the approach that all but a small percentage of long-term ex-smokers in the world used to successfully quit smoking. Popular and well-known lexical meaning of this phrase is: quit smoking without using any smoking cessation aids such as nicotine gum or patches. The genesis of the phrase cold turkey is not completely transparent, but there are some explanations:

1. In the state of drug withdrawal the addict's blood is directed to the internal organs leaving the skin white and with goose bumps and thus resembling a turkey.

2. Cold turkey is a food that requires little preparation in the kitchen. So to quit like cold turkey is to do so suddenly and without preparation.

3. "Cold turkey" is actually based on another colloquial phrase, "to talk turkey" (sometimes "to talk cold turkey"), meaning to face unpleasant truths squarely.

Quitting smoking cold turkey is the most popular and the most successful, method for quitting. It may also be the most challenging due to the gravity of withdrawal symptoms. Everyone is able to improve chances for permanently quitting with the cold turkey technique with these simple advises:

- Do not drink alcohol, coffee, but do drink lots of water to help you handle your hunger - it is good for you, and calorie-free!

- Take 10 deep breaths; count down from 10 to 0, very slowly. Breathe deeply with each count.
Remind yourself of your reasons for giving up smoking.

- Take a shower or bath if possible. Learn to relax quickly and deeply. Brush your teeth.

- Do brief bursts of exercise. Take a quick walk. Walk up a flight of stairs, or touch your toes…

- Call a friend when you feel like reaching for a smoke. Redirect your attention.

And the advice I like most of all: So much of your life used to revolve around cigarettes. These feelings will pass; try to keep in mind that smoking a cigarette will only make you feel worse in the end. Never allow yourself "one won't hurt" idea, because it will…

05 January 2006

They are able to smoke also...

Smoking Frog

Smoking Dog

Smoking Chimpanzee

Smoking Lion

Smoking Lion

One more Smoking Monkey

Smoking Monkey

Tobacco smoke is deadly and filled with toxins. There are people who enclose their animals and smoke cigarettes around them all day long. This is cruelty when we are supposed to be helping animals, not killing them. Human beings think that they have a right to do everything they want with animals and nature…

04 January 2006

15-day life as nonsmoker – hard times are over

Today is fifteens day for me and I am happy that I have spent these days without cigarettes. It is hard some times to make my mood positive, but I am happy not to have a cough every morning and not to have this smoking stick that kill me in my hand. I still have one and a half of pack of cigarettes at home, but I need to give it to someone of my friends, who is still smoking.

I have found some interesting advices like this one –
"Do not relive your days as a smoker".
I am going to modify it to –
"Do not believe your days as a smoker"…
Other advises that I think appropriate for me also:
Remember - one cigarette is too many;
Avoid boredom - keep a good book with you or go to the movies;
Get more sleep - try to go to sleep earlier and get more rest;

Some good reasons to be nonsmoker for the rest of my life:
I will live longer and live better;
Non-smoking will lower my chance of having a heart attack, stroke, or cancer;
The people I live with, especially my child, will be healthier;
I will have extra money to spend on things other than cigarettes;

Finally, about haste and hurry - there is plenty of time, so use patience and time as your quit friends. Best advice for this moment for me:
People who quit smoking want to have all of the discomforts associated with recovery from nicotine addiction to be over with quickly. It is understandable, but not realistic. Recovery from this habit that held us hostage for so long takes time, and the more you can relax and use time to your advantage, the better you will do. Be patient with yourself and understand that you are going through a healing process that is very personal. How long it takes you to put smoking behind you should not be compared with anyone else. Trust in the process and give yourself the time you need to heal. Get up every day determined not to smoke and be grateful and proud of every smoke free day you complete. Time will take you further and further away from the familiarity of smoking, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!