Get educated about quitting (changes in body, stress, relapses – overview)

Quitting from smoking is the most challenging part of life. There are more issues with smokers who indulge in this habit continuously. Stress and anxiety will play the major role in smoker’s life where they are searching for happiness through the paper of addictive substances. Quitting tobacco is possible by dealing with your mind and heart by blocking certain emotions and encounters by hiding behind a wall of smoke. What happens to your health when you withdraw the nicotine in day to day life?

1. Fatigue
2. Insomnia
3. Lack of Concentration
4. Headache
5. Cough
6. Sore throat
7. Dry mouth
8. Tightness in the chest

Temporary changes in metabolism happen when you quit smoking. It may cause a small upward shift on a scale for about 5 to 8 pounds. In the initial stage of quitting the weight will increase gradually, and you can get it off within a few weeks by following the strict diet. What triggers you the most which put you in the situation to smoke?

1. Anger
2. Fatigue
3. Joy

Changes in body:

As soon as the person stops smoking their body begins to recover in some ways. After 1 hour, after the last cigarette is smoked the heart rate drops and it comes back to normal, even the blood pressure will begin to drop, and the circulation may start to improve. The toxins gas present inside the cigarette known as carbon monoxide which is more harmful to lungs where it prevents oxygen flow. After 12 hours without smoking the carbon monoxide returns to normal and it increases the flow of the body’s oxygen levels. After a day, the risk of heart attack will be gradually decreased, and the nerve endings will come back to normal, and you can experience a heightened sense of smell and more vivid tastes.

The person who smokes daily have a risk of stroke after several years. If you quit smoking after five years, the body has healed itself, and it widens the blood vessels which results in lower risk strokes. The chain smokers may cause cancer, and after ten years the chance of has been significantly reduced to the same level of a non-smoker.

Control your stress:

Control your stress with the help of regular exercise in morning & evening. Exercise provides you with a fantastic outlet for frustrations and stress. Also, it is one of the best distraction tools where you can get out from the smoking environment that do wonders for your mood. Optimists tend to stay healthier and get sick less often. They are less reactive to stress and see things differently. Challenges in life will improve your motivational factor, and we should look at those opportunities to transform lives with more problem-solving abilities. Cut out significant problems at the workplace and feel the stress & smoke-free lifestyle. Keep yourself busy and don’t let your mind to think about smoking and live your life on the verge of being overwhelming quickly. Go for jogging regularly and take a warm bath is a great way to relax and de-stress.

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  • Ajay Sinha

    Ajay Sinha

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    Good motivation.I am on the way to leave smoking.I had been smoking 40 cig.. a day but now to 6to7.Will this help.As per doctor i have developed likopya..the upper surface in the mouth has gone.Doc has said to quit..it will recover.Please advise.

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