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about smoking

how can i convince someone to quit smoking


  • madhugmadhug Posts: 787 ✭✭✭
    Explain problems with smoking, Make some plan to quit smoking like instead of smoking offer him coffee or any other good things. @rakya345

    People are using cigarette for nicotine and addicted wih nicotine, In the market, you will get nicotine mint capsules, It's like chocolates. If you use this you will feel like smoking. This is one of the ways quit smoking.
  • rakya345rakya345 Posts: 14 ✭✭
    @madhug thank you i will give these advices to my friend to help him to giv up smoking
  • madhugmadhug Posts: 787 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2017

    20 minutes
    Your blood pressure, pulse rate and the temperature of your hands and feet have returned to normal.

    8 hours
    Remaining nicotine in your bloodstream has fallen to 6.25% of normal peak daily levels, a 93.75% reduction.

    12 hours
    Your blood oxygen level has increased to normal. Carbon monoxide levels have dropped to normal.

    24 hours
    Anxieties have peaked in intensity and within two weeks should return to near pre-cessation levels.

    48 hours
    Damaged nerve endings have started to regrow and your sense of smell and taste are beginning to return to normal. Cessation anger and irritability will have peaked.

    72 hours
    Your entire body will test 100% nicotine-free and over 90% of all nicotine metabolites (the chemicals it breaks down into) will now have passed from your body via your urine. Symptoms of chemical withdrawal have peaked in intensity, including restlessness. The number of cue induced crave episodes experienced during any quitting day have peaked for the "average" ex-user. Lung bronchial tubes leading to air sacs (alveoli) are beginning to relax in recovering smokers. Breathing is becoming easier and your lung's functional abilities are starting to increase.

    5 - 8 days
    The "average" ex-smoker will encounter an "average" of three cue induced crave episodes per day. Although we may not be "average" and although serious cessation time distortion can make minutes feel like hours, it is unlikely that any single episode will last longer than 3 minutes. Keep a clock handy and time them.

    10 days
    10 days - The "average" ex-user is down to encountering less than two crave episodes per day, each less than 3 minutes.

    10 days to 2 weeks
    Recovery has likely progressed to the point where your addiction is no longer doing the talking. Blood circulation in your gums and teeth are now similar to that of a non-user.

    2 to 4 weeks
    Cessation related anger, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, impatience, insomnia, restlessness and depression have ended. If still experiencing any of these symptoms get seen and evaluated by your physician.

    2 weeks to 3 months
    Your heart attack risk has started to drop. Your lung function is beginning to improve.

    21 days
    The number of acetylcholine receptors, which were up-regulated in response to nicotine's presence in the frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, basal ganglia, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum regions of the brain, have now substantially down-regulated, and receptor binding has returned to levels seen in the brains of non-smokers (2007 study).

    3 weeks to 3 months
    Your circulation has substantially improved. Walking has become easier. Your chronic cough, if any, has likely disappeared. If not, get seen by a doctor, and sooner if at all concerned, as a chronic cough can be a sign of lung cancer.

    4 weeks
    Plasma suPAR is a stable inflammatory biomarker predictive of development of diseases ranging from diabetes to cancer in smokers. A 2016 study found that within 4 weeks of quitting smoking, with or without NRT, that suPAR levels in 48 former smokers had fallen from a baseline smoking median of 3.2 ng/ml to levels "no longer significantly different from the never smokers' values" (1.9 ng/ml)

    8 weeks
    Insulin resistance in smokers has normalized despite average weight gain of 2.7 kg (2010 SGR, page 384).

    1 to 9 months
    Any smoking related sinus congestion, fatigue or shortness of breath has decreased. Cilia have regrown in your lungs, thereby increasing their ability to handle mucus, keep your lungs clean and reduce infections. Your body's overall energy has increased.

    1 year
    Your excess risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke has dropped to less than half that of a smoker.

    5 years
    Your risk of a subarachnoid hemorrhage has declined to 59% of your risk while still smoking (2012 study). If a female ex-smoker, your risk of developing diabetes is now that of a non-smoker (2001 study).

    5 to 15 years
    Your risk of stroke has declined to that of a non-smoker.

    10 years
    Your risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer is between 30% and 50% of that for a continuing smoker (2005 study). Risk of death from lung cancer has declined by almost half if you were an average smoker (one pack per day). Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus and pancreas have declined. Risk of developing diabetes for both men and women is now similar to that of a never-smoker (2001 study).

    13 years
    The average smoker who is able to live to age 75 has 5.8 fewer teeth than a non-smoker (1998 study). But by year 13 after quitting, your risk of smoking induced tooth loss has declined to that of a never-smoker (2006 study).

    15 years
    Your risk of coronary heart disease is now that of a person who has never smoked. Your risk of pancreatic cancer has declined to that of a never-smoker (2011 study - but note 2nd pancreatic study making identical finding at 20 years).

    20 years
    Female excess risk of death from all smoking related causes, including lung disease and cancer, has now reduced to that of a never-smoker (2008 study). Risk of pancreatic cancer has declined to that of a never-smoker (2011 study).
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    I think the smoker has to want to do it themselves as otherwise they will never give up @rakya345.
  • lisalisa Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭
    My grandpa passed away because of lung cancer, the main reason is he smokes too much, he seems to smoke anytime he can, even the midnight he smokes. Maybe you can not believe that the golden fishes died in his room because of his over smoking. I hate smoking very much, and keep talking with my husband about the harmness of smoking. Unfortunately, it does not work at all, he tells me that smoking can help his pressures to be released, for me I totally do not agree with his opinion.
  • almog123xalmog123x Posts: 10 ✭✭
    Its kinda hard to stop peoples from smoking it becomes an addiction, vape is the way to go if not rip then lol
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,592 ✭✭✭✭
    Smoking never became my habit. I did smoke 2 or 3 tabaco out of a box, just to give it a try, but I didn’t see the point in smoking. To this day, I’m not so sure what people are actually doing in the process of smoking. Are they really inhaling smoke into their lungs?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    I think my grandmother had the right idea by encouraging me to try a puff of her cigarette when I was about 6 years old. It was so awful that I never had any wish to try again @takafromtokyo.
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