Cutting to the chase: World No Tobacco Day is focused on raising awareness of the health impacts linked to smoking. There are very different opinions with regard to the question of smoking and impacts on health, such as cancer. I am firmly of the opinion that smoking commercially produced cigarettes is not good for your health. The cancer argument aside, there are known impacts other than this. It’s worth doing your own research, and considering what you gain from not smoking compared to what you lose from smoking.
This is by no means a ‘bash the smoker’ session. For many people who try to quit smoking it is a long and tough journey. For those who choose not to quit, that’s their choice, like everything else in life. This article is focused on understanding some of the impacts that can be encountered as a result of consuming commercially produced tobacco.
Tobacco has grown wild for over 8,000 years. People started smoking or chewing tobacco during religious ceremonies and cultural events more than 2,000 years ago. Since the popularization of smoking things have changed. Over the years we’ve realised that tobacco is actually harmful substance. This is why we support World No Tobacco Day on 31st May.
Tobacco consumption was common place in the 50’s right through to the early 21st century. There were lots of movies which promoted smoking. People smoked in offices, restaurants and even on airplanes. I understand that this is still common in some parts of Europe but I’m glad that we don’t allow that in Australia anymore.
I remember in my late teens and early twenties, smoking was more of a social thing. However, smoking publicly has diminished with the introduction of illegal consumption in designated areas. By now, most of us know that there are a number of health problems that arise from smoking tobacco and second hand smoking. Additionally, we are more aware of the global effect of chewing tobacco and tobacco smoking has on the environment.
The cultivation of tobacco causes deforestation and the waste from production includes harmful chemicals and toxins which are affecting the ecosystems and ecology of our world. Additionally, cigarette butts and packaging is contributing to the pollution of our delicate planet. The purpose of World No Tobacco Day is to raise awareness of the impact that Tobacco has on our lives and the effects on our environment.
Detox from Tobacco Consumption
Tobacco consumption is the leading cause of health problems today. Health problems such as asthma, lung disease, which include emphysema, bronchitis and lung cancer are preventable. Unfortunately, the consumption of tobacco products such as cigarettes, or chewing tobacco is an addiction.
When choosing the stop consuming tobacco products you may experience detoxification effects. You may experience cravings, headaches, low energy, sweating, insomnia, restlessness, nausea, irritability and other physical withdrawal symptoms.
What are the benefits of being smoke free? As a fresh air breather, you’ll experience: more energy; heightened awareness of the environment around you; your sense of smell and taste will return to normal; it’s easier to breath; improved circulation; increase in blood oxygen levels. In 72 Hours you will be 100% Nicotine Free.
Simply taking these toxins out of your body will reduce the load that is has to deal with on a daily basis. The added stress they can place on you when you are already working hard on flushing out metabolic waste from normal cellular functions is immense. As the video below details, you’ll notice small changes in a short period of time as your body begins to get what it needs to begin the recovery and healing process.
Are you ready to start feeling the benefits of being smoke free? Learn how to quit smoking and return your body to full health.
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