AT THE COST OF 14.5years OF YOUR LIFE
“Cigarette smoking is injurious to health’ a cautionary note we come across everywhere all the time.”
Cigarette smoking used to be rare among women, today the rate of smoking among women seems to be on the rise. According to a recent survey, many women continue to smoke cigarette without considering its negative effects. When women are used to smoking they find it harder to quit smoking than do men. One of their fears is that they will gain weight if they quit smoking. But gaining weight is not inevitable with quitting smoking. There is no overall correlation between the two.
Smoking is a double hazard for women and for the child they bear.
Cigarette smoke in the mother’s blood stream alters the heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen supply and acid balance of the unborn infant. A pregnant woman who smokes two packs a day, blocks off the equivalent of 40 % of the oxygen supply to the fetus. Pregnant women who smoke have more stillbirths, spontaneous abortions and low weight bodies than do non-smoking mothers.
“Smoking takes an average of 14.5 years off women’s lives”
– One cigarette makes the cilia sluggish. Inhaling cigarette smoke for long periods paralyses the cilia completely.
– Your lungs become devoid of the protective mechanism of cilia and are exposed to all kinds of infections.
– Almost 60 percent of children ages 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke, which puts them at increased risk for a wide range of health problems. It can your own child.
– Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that leads to reduction in bone density, increased bone fragility, weakness and fractures.
– Mostly likely to develop depression.
– Heart disease, hormone problems, breast cancer, cervical cancer and vulvar cancer are many of the other complications.
The only alternative to lead a healthy and beautiful life is “QUIT SMOKING”. To quit smoking means immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.