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Posted On May 20, 2016
No, this isn't some kind of ploy or exaggerated warning to make you give up smoking. This issue is real. If you are not prepared to give up smoking yet, get ready to deal with Buerger's disease. What’s that? You will know very soon. What is Buerger's Disease? This ailment targets your lower and upper extremities, causing blood vessels to swell. This poses a problem in circulation of blood in your hands and legs. Blood starts to clot in the veins, and your hands and legs eventually stop...
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Posted On May 18, 2016
Status: Want your parents to kick the butt? Try these tips to help them say 'no' to cigarettes. Kicking the butt is tough and so is asking your parents to do so. Talking to your dad or mom about quitting cigarettes can be a very awkward or embarrassing situation. That's because they are supposed to teach you what's right or wrong, and not the other way round! Finding it difficult to talk to your parents? Here are three tips to encourage them to say no to cigarettes: 1. Request Your Parents...
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Posted On May 13, 2016
Desperate to quit smoking? Tried a lot of methods but to no avail? Well, social media is here to help. Recently a Twitter-based smoking intervention program has created a lot of buzz in the media. Christened 'Tweet2Quit', the program became an instant hit among those that used the traditional tobacco secession methods. According to a research team at the University of California-Irvine and Stanford University, the program was twice as successful at helping people kick the butts as...
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Posted On May 11, 2016
Mouth freshener – that is how you know them because that is how these small packets of ‘gutkha’ are tagged in the market. It seems funny how these famous companies are fooling the advertising laws by labeling the packets as mouth-cooling snacks and gradually pushing people towards death using the glamour of celebrities, renowned personalities and models. Even after the West Bengal government’s initiative to ban ‘gutkha’, its popularity is still soaring and it is estimated that by 2017 more...
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Posted On May 9, 2016
Trying to be on a health kick? Thinking, as long as you can complete exercise reps without being completely out of breath, smoking isn't that harmful? Well, it is a fact that exercises can increase your endurance and make it look like effects of smoking are fading away slowly. However, you are far from being safe. Besides making your heart hurt and lungs shrink, smoking tobacco can diminish muscle gain as well. What it means is, your muscles will sure look pumped up and healthy immediately...
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Posted On May 6, 2016
Did you know that cigarette smoke contains about 4,000 noxious chemicals? When you puff away, these chemicals enter your throat, and may cause sore throat and throat cancer. The majority of these chemicals contain carcinogens like butane, benzene, ammonia, tar, arsenic, cadmium, formaldehyde and methoprene. Sore Throat Leads to Uncontrolled Coughing The smoke you inhale leads to the inflammation of your respiratory tract, redness, swelling and increased mucus production. That's why smokers...
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Posted On May 4, 2016
Your mind is blocked and you are desperately trying to find a solution. What do you do? You simply take that little packet out of the pocket and light a cigarette. With each puff, you psychologically feel relieved as the nicotine gushes into your body. The moment the effect of the cigarette ends, your body turns restless and it craves for another one. It is a vicious cycle. A few minutes of nicotine pleasure, when indulged in consistently, can lead to various emotional disorders like stress...
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Posted On May 2, 2016
As far as smoking or chewing tobacco is concerned, a lot has changed over the past decade. Thankfully, things have taken a positive turn. It is hard not to notice the changes – cigarettes are more expensive, pictorial warnings on cigarette packets are bigger and scarier, people are more conscious about their right to smoke-free air in the public places, and anti-tobacco ads appear on the TV screens more often. And, all these contributed to what is being hailed as one of the biggest successes...
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Posted On April 29, 2016
The past four successive years have seen a steep duty increase on cigarettes. To the delight of anti-tobacco lobbyists, the tradition continued this year as well. As a result, popular cigarette brands will become dearer by nearly Rs 15 per pack containing 10 sticks, while the prices of the premium brands will be up by more than Rs 30 per 20-stick pack. Items such as gutkha, chewing tobacco including filter khaini and jarda, a kind of scented tobacco, are also going to pinch you harder, as...
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Posted On April 26, 2016
6 million people are killed by tobacco each year 600,000 die because of exposure to second-hand smoke 7,000 chemicals are released from cigarettes So, it doesn’t matter whether you are a smoker or not, the impact of smoking has turned into an international concern with vulnerabilities beyond imagination. In order to raise global awareness about the negative impacts of smoking, 31st May has been declared as the World No Tobacco Day by WHO. If you are willing to quit this deadly habit,...
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