O fumo e seus derivados fazem parte do grupo de drogas consideradas de alta periculosidade a saúde humana. Vidas são tragadas pelos malefícios do fumo a cada minuto. Entretanto o lucro gerado pelo fumo movimenta bilhões de dólares todos os anos. Milhares de horas de propaganda a favor do fumo são veiculadas nos meios de comunicação de massa toda semana buscando novos mercados consumidores. Se o fumo é um mal para uns, faz muito bem a outros tantos que usufruem do lucro gerado pelo fumo e seus derivados. A grande maioria entretanto, morre e adoece todos os dias. O fumo traz inúmeras despesas à nossa sociedade.
Mais de 300 pessoas morrem por dia no Brasil em conseqüência ao hábito de fumar. A Organização Mundial de Saúde prevê que, se nada for feito, em 2020 o vício do cigarro levará mais de 10 milhões de pessoas à morte, por ano.
Até setecentos aditivos químicos talvez entrem nos ingredientes utilizados na fabricação de cigarros, mas a lei permite que os fabricantes guardem a lista em segredo. No entanto, constam entre os ingredientes matais pesados, pesticidas e inseticidas. Alguns são tão tóxicos que é ilegal despejá-los em aterros. Aquela atraente espiral de fumaça está repleta de umas 4.000 substâncias, entre as quais acetona, arsênico, butano, monóxido de carbono e cianido. Os pulmões dos fumantes e de quem está perto ficam expostos a pelo menos 43 substâncias comprovadamente cancerígenas
The tobacco and its derivatives are part of the group of drugs considered highly hazardous to human health. Lives are swallowed up by the dangers of smoking every minute. However the profit generated by the smoke moves billions of dollars every year. Thousands of hours of propaganda in favor of smoking are conveyed in the media of mass every week looking for new markets. If smoking is bad for one, does very well to many others who benefit from the revenue generated by tobacco and its derivatives. The vast majority however, sickens and dies every day. Smoking has numerous costs to our society.
More than 300 people die every day in Brazil as a result of the smoking habit. The World Health Organization predicts that if nothing is done, in 2020 the cigarette addiction will take more than 10 million people to death per year.
Millions of people managed to get rid of nicotine addiction. If you smoke, you can also drop this harmful habit.Here are some tips:
• Know in advance what to expect. Withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety, irritability, dizziness, headache, insomnia, stomach upset, hunger, cravings, smoking, perhaps because of a stressful time (remember that the urge usually passes within five minutes ), tremors and difficulty concentrating. This is not at all comfortable, but more intense symptoms last only a few days and disappear as the body will get rid of nicotine.
• Analyze your routine when you see a cigarette and tried to change this pattern, because the mind was conditioned by behaviors associated with smoking. For example, if you smoke after meals, make the determination to get up right away and walk or wash the dishes. If you feel discouraged because of relapses, do not give up.The important thing is to keep trying.• Quitting smoking is one thing. Drop once and for all the smoke is another thing. Set goals of abstinence: one day, one week, three months from then to stop smoking for good.
• If the idea of getting fat bothers you, remember that the benefits of quitting outweigh those extra pounds. It's good to have fruits and vegetables available. And drink lots of water.
And speaking of benefits to quitting smoking more on this:
• Twenty minutes after you quit smoking, blood pressure and heart rate return to normal
• A day after quitting, the chances of a heart attack begin to decrease• After three days, there is an increase in respiratory capacity• Two to 12 weeks improves blood circulation• In the range of 1 to 9 months coughing and respiratory infections will cease. Physical capacity improves
• In one year decreases the risk of coronary disease in 50% fall in ten years the chances of the appearance of cancer
• Within ten to 15 years the risk of developing heart disease is equal to a person who never smoked.
Up to seven hundred chemical additives may enter in the ingredients used to manufacture cigarettes, but the law allows manufacturers to keep the list secret. However, you kill are among the heavy ingredients, pesticides and insecticides. Some are so toxic that it is illegal to dump them in landfills. That attractive spiral of smoke is full of some 4,000 substances, including acetone, arsenic, butane, carbon monoxide and cyanide. The lungs of smokers and those who are near are exposed to at least 43 carcinogenic substances