By Harry Alder, Karl Morris
Easy-to-read and useful, this can be a confirmed, medical programme for preventing smoking completely. It is helping the reader to spot and alter his or her own smoking-related conduct. Designed to be learn via prior to the reader tackles his or her personal smoking, it finds the reality approximately actual dependancy and the proof approximately patches, gums and different withdrawal items and why they do not paintings. The authors proportion the new groundbreaking learn at the most suitable withdrawal equipment and the psychology of smoking.
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The nitrogen gases from cigarettes generate carcinogenic nitrosamines in the body tissues. The tars in smoke contain polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), carcinogenic materials that bind with cellular DNA to cause damage. Radioactive materials, such as polonium, are also found in cigarette smoke. Some authorities believe that cigarettes are our greatest source of radiation. A smoker of one-and-a-half packs per day may be exposed to radiation equal to 300 chest xrays a year. Radiation is a strong aging factor.
They can do without cigarettes, to which they are ‘addicted’, for up to maybe 20 hours (‘because I have to’), yet cannot manage without food for the period. Others attend long, smoke-free meetings at work and somehow survive, or don’t smoke when in hospital for days or even weeks. More and more public places are now smoke-free, yet by and large smokers continue to live fairly normal lives. 32 Habits and Addiction In 1527 Archbishop de las Casas of Spain wrote about tobacco addiction among Indians, and their reporting their inability to stop smoking.
You cannot separate the eﬀects of nicotine withdrawal from the eﬀects of changing the various habits associated with smoking. Both have mental as well as physical implications. Fear of fear itself Although there is no physical pain involved in withdrawal from nicotine, this aspect of dependence can cause unnecessary anxiety. Smokers sometimes dread withdrawal ‘pangs’ and imagine them to be an unbearable trauma, with images of the ‘cold turkey’ that heroin addicts suﬀer. Or they believe they are stuck with a physical addiction like a terminal illness that they are helpless to do anything about, so resign themselves to a life of slavery.