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How to Prove to Kids that Smoking is Really Bad?

Kids think that smoking is cool because most of the macho guys in the movie, TV as well as computer games would spot a stick in their mouth. Of course, with the chic babes hanging by their sides, the world seems a lot more glamorous with cigarettes.

They probably will not believe you when you tried your best to explain to them smoking is bad.

Here is one method you can try:

1. Explain to them that when people try smoking for the first time, they will often cough a lot and feel pain or burning sensation in their throat and lungs.

2. Tell them that some folks might even feel their stomachs churning and wanted to throw up.

3. These are signs that your body is protecting you. Your body can feel that the chemicals entering the body is bad. Your body know it’s being POISONED.

4. Anyone who tried to swallow tobacco may actually get killed.

Smoke-related Diseases.5. Show them really awful pictures of smoking-related disease – like this one here depicting oral cancer. Kids probably heard of lung cancer, asthma and respiratory diseases but seeing actual pictures might just hit it home. It is true that such images may cause them to have nightmares but it certainly beat having them starting to smoke because of curiosity or harboring the notion that it’s “cool”to smoke.

If by telling the kids cannot convince them, showing the pictures just got you a shrug of shoulder, you might want to consult the school councillor for advice and assistance. I knew some parents will get their kids to try a few puff to prove the point that it actually hurts, and the taste and smell of cigarette are not great. However, you must be extremely careful if you want to go onto that route.

I learn from my Chinese friends here that there is a Chinese saying that: “The children is the creators and masters of the future”. We have to keep our children from smoking to ensure we have a smoke-free tomorrow. It is easier not to start than to stop smoking.

(source of photo: Health Promotion Board, Singapore)

Additional Reading: Hypnosis To Change Your Life by Steve G Jones.

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It’s too late for Anthony Hicks …

I was hesitating whether to feature this anti-smoking commercial from Britain that Anthony Hicks filmed before he died. It can be disturbing to some readers. However, as it put out a very strong message of the social consequent of smoking, I thought it can lead you to think deeper – especially if you are a smoker or have a loved one who is smoking like a chimney. It’s my quest to encourage people to stop smoking for better health and greater wealth, so here it is …

Ready to Quit?

Saw this ad featured at Versa Creations blog and thought whoever created it made the point very neatly… …

If you think the exhaust smells terrible, imagine what’s like being a smoker.

The hair, hands and body of a smoker is consumed in smoke every time he puffs and huffs. You just have to stand within 3 feet of a smoker and you’ll know if he has been smoking recently. Only a smoker can’t smell his own stink. For everyone else, he’s as good as an ash tray. By the way, I picked up that analogy from this very interesting post called 10 Peeves Non-Smokers Will NOT Tell Smoker.

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Whether you are a smoker trying to quit smoking or a non-smoker trying to get a smoker to stop smoking, you must realize that there is MORE to quitting smoking than simply stopping! You need to unlock the secrets of not returning to the old habits. That is probably the single biggest challenge many face. But worse, many people do not recognize the fact that smoking is a HABIT. It is not so simple to stop.

Nicotine addiction is a very real predicament. While it is true that the harmful effects of nicotine are long term (which means you will not die immediately) when compared to the devastating effects of some other drugs, the harm is real. The good news is, to break the nicotine addiction is actually relatively easy. Yes, you heard it right, it is EASY TO BREAK THE NICOTINE ADDICTION. Not all treatments are equally effective for all individuals. But generally speaking, there are many effective treatment from gum to patches that have been proven to work against nicotine addiction. But SMOKING IS MORE THAN AN ADDICTION!

Smoking is both an addiction and a habit. When you fully realise that to stop smoking is more than just to break the nicotine addiction, you will begin to realise that your biggest challenge is going to lie within yourself. One of the most effective ways of dealing with yourself is hypnosis. However, even though hypnosis has been proven to be quite effective, it cannot cure all ills, nor is it the quick-fix, silver-bullet solution some make it out to be. It is merely one of the tools in the arsenal.

Realistic expectations, solid knowledge and a disciplined, consistent approach will all pull together to get you where you need to be!

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Have You Heard of “World No Tobacco Day”?

I got a blank look from the smoker-friend who earlier shared that he didn’t think that tar in the cigarette is as harmful as nicotine.

Well, that shows you how powerful the tobacco players are and how weak the health authorities around the world are. After all, the tobacco companies provided an indecent amount of legal tax money to the governments.

Well, the World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31st. The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. The objective is to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and to the preventable death and disease it causes. It aims to reduce the 3.5 million yearly deaths from tobacco related health problems.

The 29 May2007 WNTD press release said:

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death globally, causing more than five million deaths a year. Tobacco use continues to expand most rapidly in the developing world, where currently half of tobacco-related deaths occur. By 2030, if current trends continue, 8 out of every 10 tobacco-related deaths will be in the developing world.

This year’s observance focuses on second hand smoke and highlights the progress that has been achieved around the world in protecting non smokers by making workplaces and public spaces smoke-free.

Exposure to second-hand smoke causes heart disease and many serious respiratory and cardiovascular diseases that can lead to premature death in adults. It also causes diseases and worsens existing conditions, such as asthma, in children. The new WHO policy recommendations are based on the evidence of three recent major reports, which all reached the same conclusion: Monograph 83 Tobacco Smoke and Involuntary Smoking by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the United States Surgeon General’s Report on The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke and the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Identification of Environmental Tobacco Smoke as a Toxic Air Contaminant.

The costs of second-hand smoke are not limited to the burden of disease. Exposure also imposes economic costs on individuals, businesses and society as a whole. These include primarily direct and indirect medical costs, but also productivity losses. In addition, workplaces where smoking is permitted incur higher renovation and cleaning costs, and increased risk of fire, and may experience higher insurance premiums.

It is good that there is such an international event to call to attention on

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the frequently asked questions of stop smoking

Perhaps they should also start telling smokers that there is a no-pain, no withdrawal suffering method to stop smokin. Many smokers were put off by the cold turkey treatments, pains and suffering. The decision to stop smoking is tough for them, they don’t have to suffer unnecessarily in the process of stop smoking. Perhaps you like to login to this site for a FREE mini course on stop smoking with no pain.

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The Lungs of Your Loved Ones Deserve Something Better

This video is really well done, and well said. Smokers who don’t believe can just duplicate and see if the same thing happens.

Smokers’ loved ones and friend definitely deserved better than having the smoker poisoning them with second-hand smoking. Medical studies have proven more than once that passive smokers suffer as much as smokers.

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Nobody said it’s an easy decision to stop smoking but smokers must start to think of those whom they love. Touch wood, just imagine the medical bills, surgical fees, health-support equipment he’ll need to buy if he get one of those smoking-related diseases. Prevention is better than cure. Take it from an ex-smoker, life is so much more rewards without the smoke and smell of cigarette. Stop smoking is tough enough, and you don’t have to make it painful in your quest to quit. Check out this ebook that advocates a no-pain, no-withdrawal method of stop smoking.

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What’s So Bad About Inhaling Tar From Smoking?

Doing something and knowing something can be two different things. A smoker-friend told me he knew all about nicotine and tar in those cigarettes. However, he did not know that nicotine “rides” on small particles of tar in tobacco smoke. And he didn’t think tar is as harmful as nicotine. Such lack of knowledge may deter him from taking the bold step to stop smoking.

Tar from tobaaco and marijuna

Source of Photo: The University of Miami. Click to see enlarged image.

Tar is the main culprit for clogging up the lungs and cause lung cancer. It contains many cancer-causing substance.

The concentration of tar in a cigarette determines its rating:

  • High-tar cigarettes contain at least 22 milligrams (mg) of tar
  • Medium-tar cigarettes from 15 mg to 21 mg
  • Low-tar cigarettes 7 mg or less of tar

Cigarette filters were first added to cigarettes in the 1950s when scientific research showed that there is an increased risk of lung cancer for smokers. The filter was supposedly to trap harmful chemicals like tars and nicotine from entering the body. Sad to say, studies showed that it did not work as well as hoped. The poisons in the smoke will still penetrate and enter the smoker’s lungs, making the smokers more susceptible to of smoking-related disease.

What you see on the end of the cigarette filter is a brown substance, that is tar. Not only will the tar stains a smoker’s teeth and fingers brown, it will lined everything it passed through with a brownish-yellow film. Just imagine that brown sticky substance lining the delicate pink tissue of your lungs.

Though you can’t see it, tar is there. Tar and tends to increase as the cigarette is burnt down, which can mean that the last puffs on a cigarette may contain as much as twice the amount of tar as the first puffs.

There’s an interesting question at The University of Miami: Is smoking marijuana safer than smoking tobacco? Look at the picture above and read the answer below:

19.Is smoking marijuana safer than smoking tobacco?

Marijuana smoke contains more carbon monoxide, more tar and more cancer causing chemicals than tobacco smoke. If the smoke from a marijuana cigarette and a tobacco cigarette (e.g., Marlboro) are blown forcefully through a clean tissue or handkerchief, it can be demonstrated that the marijuana smoke contains even more tar than the tobacco smoke. (See picture). This is the same tar that contains poisons that cause cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and heart disease. Marijuana smokers also inhale more deeply and hold it longer to get “high” thus exposing their lungs to more toxic chemicals. Smoking marijuana is not safer than smoking tobacco!

According to QuitSmokingPainlesslyNow, just within one year of no smoking:

Risk of heart disease decreases to half that of a smoker

Quick Smoking Painlessly NowYou really don’t want the health complication now or during your golden years. The only way to get back to the healthy track is to stop inhaling all the harmful chemicals by stop smoking. Stop smoking is tough enough, and you don’t have to make it painful in your quest to quit. Check out this ebook that advocates a no-pain, no-withdrawal method of stop smoking.

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7 Good Reasons to Stop Smoking

Quit Smoking Painlessly NowBy taking that very first step of acknowledging the need, the want and the wish to stop smoking for good, the smokers are being very courageous. They know it’s going to be tough but the tough get going anyway. I applause them for their determination to quit smoking.

Whatever their reasons are for wanting to quit smoking, they must be good. Many smokers could not quit smoking because it has become a second nature, a habit and an action that they do unconsciously daily. Is there an easy way to quit smoking painlessly? Must you quit smoking cold turkey? What kinds of stop smoking aids are there? What is the best stop smoking program?

These and many other questions must be going through the smokers’ mind. In fact, a smoker probably would have stopped smoking several times before finally succeeding. Many stopped smoking quite a few times, but somehow, went back to the old habit. Nicotine is the culprit. It is one of the most addictive substances, more so than caffeine and even some drugs!

Think of all the great reasons why you want to stop smoking:

  1. You will live longer and live better
  2. Become a high-energy person without cigarettes
  3. Quitting will lower your chance of having a heart attack
  4. Reduce the chance of Cancers of the lung, mouth and throat
  5. Relax and enjoy the pleasure of relaxation without cigarettes
  6. You can deal with your tensions without a cigarette
  7. If you are pregnant, quitting will improve your chances of having a healthy baby
  8. The people you live with, especially family members will be healthier and happier
  9. Save money as much as $4000 a year. Just check out Cheu Fong’s post on Quit Smoking to Regain your Health and your Wealth

At NurtureYourOwn, we shall explore more on smoking, benefits of stop smoking, the facts and FAQ on smoking in the coming days. Do watch out for our new posts.

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