Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Time to Motivate Yourself to Quit Smoking
You've heard what happens to you if you smoke from studies done in the past: Smoking can cause lung cancer, as well as other cancers. Secondhand smoke can cause issues in your family and pets around you such as lung cancer and other lung issues. If you are female, smoking can reduce your estrogen levels, and accelerate the thinning of your bones, making you more susceptible to osteoporosis. Smoking can even increase your chances of developing mental disorders such as dementia.
Here is something you probably haven't heard: You -can- quit. It is possible. Smoke cessation classes and studies are bringing new options to the table each day. There are therapies available, such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), where you replace smoking with a healthier habit, without going through the nasty withdrawals that can come along with this process. Medications are also being used to help along the process of quitting. There are also support groups available for those looking to quit smoking. You are not alone in this fight against smoking.