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Why Should You Stop Smoking Cigarette

February 12, 2012 in BottomPage

A loser once said ‘To stop smoking cigarette is not difficult; I have done it several times!’ Facts – The cigarette is actually a carefully designed product and designed in such a way as to make the smoking process as palatable as possible. Also, the tobacco leaf part of the cigarette is actually composed of two main leaf types, one which has higher nicotine content than the other. These are therefore basically very tricky ways so the cigarette can have a magnet-like effect on you, the steel smoker. It thus proves that you are only wise to stop smoking cigarette. Even though volumes of literature are available on how and why to stop smoking cigarette seems like it still never inspires enough. It is alarming that the world has tobacco as the third reason for highest number of deaths! An estimated one in every five deaths in the world occurs due to tobacco use. The good news is however slowly coming in majority of developed countries, health and beauty consciousness is pushing people to give up the dreadful practice.Smoking is the single biggest avoidable menace to good health. It causes infertility and impotence besides narrowing and hardening arteries. The impish act is also responsible for paralytic stroke, brain haemorrhage, angina, heart attack, chronic bronchitis, ulcers, cancer, etc. Nicotine is a drug that is present naturally in the tobacco leaf. In higher doses, nicotine like any other addictive drugs including heroin and cocaine is a recipe to kill. Nicotine has a powerful effect on the brain and the central nervous system. It causes an increase in the heart rate and in the rate of breathing – thereby making the heart work harder. Smoking is killing more people every year than all other drugs and alcohol habits combined.Non-smokers who are exposed to smoke suffer more than the smokers themselves because of passive smoking. The spreading of this fact is partially helping by forcing smokers to stop smoking cigarette among crowds or gatherings. Nicotine is a harmful drug that takes you high and then drops you flat. It makes you want more. It gets you hooked. Then you get into real trouble. Trouble such as it makes the brain tissues sluggish, dull, numb and inactive making the person incompetent for brain work. Finally, there can be no more affirmative ways of explaining the reasons for anyone to stop smoking cigarette.For more information visit: SmokeDeter

The Cigarette Addiction to Smoke

February 12, 2012 in BottomPage

One of the advancements regarding this matter is the introduction of nicotine patches. These patches help quench the smoker’s appetite for nicotine as it provides steady inflow of the chemical without puffing a cigarette, and it also decreases the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and cigarette addiction. These patches are applied topically to the upper part of a client’s body, usually on the upper arm, everyday. A single patch is taken off in the evenings to give the person’s bloodstream a rest from the influx of nicotine. There are some brands though that can be worn in the nighttime. These patches are usually available for either a month and a half or a little over two months of treatment time. Drugstores now carry these patches and there are some nicotine patches that can be bought even without a prescription. Like many of these new quick help advancements though, lifestyle changes can vastly increase the success of these treatments. Like almost everything that people use, side effects are to be considered. These include itching, lightheadedness, tachycardia or increased heart rate, sleep disorders, headaches, and muscle aches. All of these manifestations may be related to the amount and dose of the nicotine, the brand of the patch the client is using, tolerance and sensitivity of the client to patches, the duration of usage, and if the patches are correctly applied. Here are some special considerations if ever such anaphylactic reactions occur:1. Always remember not to smoke for the whole duration of the treatment. 2. Check first for the first few patches to determine whether or not you are allergic to a certain brand of nicotine patch and if your skin develops irritation and sensitivity. 3. Try to decrease the dose of the patches to limit the amount of nicotine that is sent to the body.4. If sleep problems occur, assess the condition in less than a week. If you are using a 24-hour patch and the problem only worsens or doesn’t disappear at all, try changing your patch to a 16-hour one. 5. If unsure, stop usage at once and find another alternative for replacing nicotine. Do not forget though that the best treatment is always prevention so even before you try a nicotine patch, make sure that you have checked and rechecked whether or not that certain patch is for you.For more information visit: SmokeDeter

Cigarette Smoking Responsible for 1 of 5 Deaths

February 12, 2012 in BottomPage

Cigarette Smoking Responsible for 1 of 5 Deaths

American Lung Association Report Shows 2007 Shaping Up to be a Banner Year for Tobacco Control Policies.

Cigarette smoking has been identified as the number one preventable cause of morbidity and premature mortality worldwide. Smoking is responsible for approximately one in five deaths in the United States. From 1997 to 2001, smoking killed an estimated 438,000 people in the United States each year. This includes an estimated 259,494 male and 178,404 female deaths annually. Among adults, the three leading specific causes of smoking attributable deaths were from lung cancer (123,836), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (90,582) and ischemic heart disease (86,801).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annual Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses * U.S., 1997-2001. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2005; 54(25); 625-628.

These statistics alone ought to be reason enough to warrant strong tobacco control laws such as cigarette tax increases and increased funding for tobacco prevention programs, but every year new studies show that the harmful effects of smoking not only effect the smoker, but also the workers and general public exposed to secondhand smoke.

This website is home to the online version of State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI), which tracks state tobacco control laws, such as state restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces and state tobacco taxes, on an ongoing basis. It is the only resource of its kind in tobacco control today providing up-to-date information on tobacco control laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You can learn more about SLATI here.

Below is a list of just some of the reports and information on tobacco control laws and policy found on this site. Please explore the various areas and learn how to get involved in the important fight for strong tobacco control laws and policies. As many of the inspirational people who are living with lung disease will tell you, it’s a fight we cannot afford to lose.

For more information visit: SmokeDeter

Find smoking buddies to discuss how to quit smoking!

February 7, 2012 in Frontpage

Welcome to I Smoked Em!

Which bucket are you going to kick?

Find smoking buddies, join group discussion, discover quit smoking tips or just browse through the dozens of featured articles we have collected. You can make comments or lead discussions with your smoking buddies. Find your way through a few days of the nic fits and then talk your way out of the triggers. If you can do this you are on the path to quit smoking. Leave some tips for your friends and the cigarettes for your enemies. Find out how to quit smoking with a little help from your friends.

I Smoked Em is dedicated to smoking alternatives like quitting. The main focus of I smoked em is too present a social page for those who smoke or those who may want to quit. Free users can create their own profiles and smoking groups to lead the discussions.

This web site is intented so that users can create free quit smoking groups. At I Smoked Em you can create groups, subscribe to friend activities and have followers of your own. Your blog is your record of your smoking habits, comments and posts on your path to quitting.

Your privacy is essential and we do not share your information with any other parties. All of the information we provide or you subscribe to is at your option. Share as much or as little as you want about your smoking habit and the effort you make to quit. You may just help others too quit along the way. May your journey be as short as possible.

Here you can make groups awith new and old friends and find fellow smoking buddies who want to kick the habit. In addition to all of the discussions you can have with your friends there is a long list of articles about smoking, the habit it forms and how to quit.

This is a just a few of the great articles we have for you to read about smoking, the habit it forms and how to quit. Start the discussions with these important topics and evolve the comments to a more personal venue with your smoking buddies.

I Smoked Em and your buddies are here to help you take control of your habit.

Here is a a Quit Smoking Tip That Can Change Your Life.

We encourage you to take a break from cigarettes here at I Smoked Em.

Good luck!