Do you know the dangers of smoking and its harm to body?
Do you smoke? Are you one of the millions smokers out there? If you smoke you should read this! There’s hardly a part of the human body that’s not affected by the chemicals in the cigarettes you smoke.
Many teenagers and adults think that there are no effects of smoking on their bodies until they reach middle age. Smoking-caused lung cancer, other cancers, heart disease, and stroke typically do not occur until years after a person’s first cigarette. However, there are many serious harms from smoking that occur much sooner.
In fact, smoking has numerous immediate health effects on the brain and on the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, immune and metabolic systems. While these immediate effects do not all produce noticeable symptoms, most begin to damage the body with the first cigarette – sometimes irreversibly – and rapidly produce serious medical conditions and health consequences.
Do you know that smoke actually Increases Stress? Contrary to popular belief, smoking does not relieve stress. Studies have shown that on average, smokers have higher levels of stress than non-smokers. The feelings of relaxation that smokers experience while they are smoking are actually a return to the normal unstressed state that non-smokers experience all of the time.
Cigarettes are filled with poison that goes into the lungs when you inhale. Coughing, dizziness, and burning of the eyes, nose, and throat are early signs that smoking is harming you. Smoking increases your health risks if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high blood cholesterol.
There are approximately 4000 chemicals in cigarettes, hundreds of which are toxic. The ingredients in cigarettes affect everything from the internal functioning of organs to the efficiency of the body’s immune system. The effects of cigarette smoking are destructive and widespread.
Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings or control their mood. How much nicotine a smoker needs determines how much smoke they are likely to inhale, no matter what type of cigarette they smoke.
Along with nicotine, smokers also inhale about 4,000 other chemicals in cigarette smoke. Many of these chemicals come from burning tobacco leaf. Some of these compounds are chemically active and trigger profound and damaging changes in the body.
There are over 60 known cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, causing many diseases and reducing health in general.
Smoking causes many premature deaths from diseases that are largely incurable, but preventable by stopping smoking. Smoking is like what shown in the pictorial above, it will kill you! There are three main killing diseases which smoking causes or brings on earlier:
Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths.
It is responsible for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths and 87 percent of lung cancer deaths each year.
Smoking is responsible for 82 percent of deaths due to emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
So after reading all this fact and know the effect to your body, do you still want to continue smoking or choose to quit smoking? Please tell me yes, you want to quite smoking!
Say “TAK NAK”!
In Conjunction with “TAK NAK ROKOK CAMPAIGN” there’s a picture contest with cash prizes to be won. The most creative photos portraying Tak Nak to smoking will win.
Winners are chosen based on 50% votes and 50% marks given by MOH side. However, there should be no photos of cigarette or cigarette boxes.
The photos for this Tak Nak Rokok picture contest can be broadened to smoking kills or the dangers of being a second hand smoker.
• Grand Price cash-RM 1,000.00
• 2nd Price cash-RM 700.00
• 3rd Price cash-RM 500.00
• 4th Price cash-RM 300
• 5th Price cash-RM 150
• Consolation Price – Voucher Worth RM50.00
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