22 December 2009

Cigarette Smoking

Cigarette SmokingNowadays even kids know what the cigarette is. Yes, cigarette is consumed through smoking and manufactured out of cured and finely cut tobacco leaves and reconstituted tobacco, often combined with other additives, which are then stuffed into a paper-wrapped cylinder. Cigarette smoking is the most common method of nicotine consumption.

Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer mortality and responsible for almost 90% of lung cancer deaths, in spite of this fact million adults and even high school students are smokers. Cigarette smoking is also responsible for heart disease, aneurysms, bronchitis, emphysema, stroke, and other health problems and deaths caused by smoking.

Not all of the health problems related to smoking result in deaths. Cigarette smoking has an effect on a smoker's health in many ways, damaging nearly every organ of the body and causing chronic diseases, like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. These diseases can steal away a person's quality of life long before death. Smoking-related disease can limit a smoker's daily life by making it harder to breathe, get around, work, or play.

If you have any health issues that you think may be caused by your cigarette smoking, take care of yourself and get treatment for problems before they get worse. However, as you know, the best way to take care of yourself and decrease your risk for life-threatening lung problems is to quit smoking.

It was estimated that adult male smokers lost more that 13 years of their life and female smokers lost more than 14 and a half years of life because of smoking. Nicotine addiction is repeated, compulsive desire of smoking cigarettes in spite of their damaging effects. Every regular smoker has addiction, as physical and emotional dependence on the nicotine. Smokers usually try to quit many times before they are successful.

Smokers who quit smoking while they are young get the maximum health benefits from quitting. Those who quit in 30s may avoid most of the risk due to cigarette smoking. However, even smokers who quit after age 50 essentially decrease their risk of dying early. The claim that it is too late to quit smoking because the damage is already done is not true. It is never too late to quit smoking.