SMOKING. One of the leading causes of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in the world. Tobacco is the 2 nd major cause of deaths in the world. In Pakistan smoking is the single preventable cause of death.
One of the leading causes of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in the world.
Tobacco is the 2nd major cause of deaths in the world.
In Pakistan smoking is the single preventable cause of death.
Stress in our life's, nicotine addiction, peer pressure, or just lying to cool and going with the trend are some of the major reasons why smokers find it so hard to quite.
Unfortunately, many smokers don’t really take the time out to carefully think about the harmful effects of smoking.
Harmful components of smoking:
Tobacco smoke destroys an important brain enzyme MAOB which is vital for breaking down excess amount of DOPAMINE – a neurotransmitter that triggers pleasure – seeking behavior.
Smokers have decreased level of MAOB and abnormally high levels of DOPAMINE.
Factors Associated with Smoking:
1. Respiratory System Diseases:
Lung Ca. Emphysema
Bronchogenic Ca. Asthma
2. CVS Diseases
3. GIT Diseases:
4. CNS Diseases:
5. Renal Diseases: cigarettes smoking.
6. Smoking and Breast Ca.
Smoking increases the chance of developing Breast Ca.
in some women.
7. Smoking & Pregnancy:
Anger & mood swings cigarettes smoking.
Craving (may continue for many months )
Increase in appetite
Night time awakenings
Feeling tired all the time
Lack of concentrationWithdrawal Symptomsmay continue for 4-6 weeks