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9 new ways Quit smoking, they might help you out!

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1. Break your hands: This will work unless your body is too flexible to allow you to smoke by holding cigarettes with fingers of your feet, most probably you will not smoke for a month due to plastered hands.

And it’s a well established fact that if you continue following a routine for a month, it becomes a habit. Therefore, by the time your plaster is removed, chances are high that you would be a non smoker.

2. Add few drops of chloroform in your cigarette: This trick is very effective for chain smokers. Each time you try to smoke a cigarette, you will fall asleep for at least for 4-5 hours.

This will introduce a healthy interval between smoking sessions, which will eventually demote you from a chain smoker to normal smoker category. Increase the quantity of chloroform if you want bigger demotion.

3. Chain yourself to your office chair: This for office-goers who are habituated of taking a break after each hour just to smoke. Chain yourself to your office chair as soon as you reach the office and give the keys to your boss. Keep a bottle nearby, just in case you need to pee.

If you have rigorous working hours as that of software engineers, it will bring down your cigarette consumption substantially.

4. Quit tea: If you are a chai-sutta addict, and want to quit smoking, quit the tea first. For this kind of smoking addicts, tea and cigarette complement each other, and one is incomplete without the other.

If you want to kill Majnu, kill Laila first, Majnu will have no option but to die; traditional villains say. Take their advice. Chai is the Laila here, and it’s comparatively easier to quit tea (especially if you are Mani Shankar Aiyar and hate tea). Once you are done with tea, you will quit smoking automatically.

5. Get bad memories associated with smoking: Getting into problem on regular basis due to your smoking habit might force your to quit it permanently. Getting fined more often by smoking in no-smoking zone, or trying to burn down your bed accidentally while you are drunk are some of the things you could try and associate your smoking with.

6. Live with your parents: This suggestion is based on a survey conducted by a magazine on 1000 young working professionals and students who live away from their parents. All the survey participants accepted a sharp fall in number of cigarette smoked per day, when they visited their parents. Fear of getting exposed that they were smoker, was the main reason behind this drop.

7. ‘Slap me, if I am smoking’ – get it tattooed on your forehead: This will give anybody freedom to slap you, in case they find you smoking. Fear of getting slapped will certainly stop you from smoking around your office, with friends, and at other public places.

8. Increase your smoking rate and try to get asthma as fast as possible: Once you come to know that your are suffering from asthma or any other such lung disease because of your smoking habit, you will quit it as if it’s a child’s play.

9. Realize that smoking causes corruption: Higher taxes are levied every year on cigarettes and tobacco based products. Remember that every time you smoke a cigarette, you give money to the government. And most probably that money is being siphoned off in some scam. Therefore, smoking causes corruption. Quit smoking to help India get rid of corruption. If you smoke, you are corrupt.

25 Body Effects that Affects Your Looks and Life when you Smoke

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Smoking makes You old, very old!

Which Twin Is the Smoker?

Maybe there is no fountain of youth, but there is a surefire way to make yourself look older. Smoking changes the skin, teeth, and hair in ways that can add years to your looks. It also affects everything from your fertility to the strength of your heart, lungs, and bones. Take a look at these side-by-side photos. Can you pick out the smoker? Check your pick and get a closer look on the next slide.

Tobacco’s Tell-Tale Signs

Twin B smoked half a pack a day for 14 years, while her sister never smoked. The loose skin under her eyes is typical for smokers, according to Bahman Guyuron, MD, of Case Western Reserve University. It’s one of several visible signs — shown on the following slides — that tobacco byproducts inside your body are harming your appearance. Twin B also got more sun, damaging her skin from the outside, too.

Poor Skin Tone

Smoking chronically deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients. So some smokers appear pale, while others develop uneven coloring. These changes can begin at a young age, according to dermatologist Jonette Keri, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  “In young nonsmokers, we don’t usually see a lot of uneven skin tone,” Keri says. “But this develops more quickly in people who smoke.”

Sagging Skin

There are more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, and many of them trigger the destruction of collagen and elastin. These are the fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity. Smoking or even being around secondhand smoke “degrades the building blocks of the skin,” Keri says. The consequences include sagging skin and deeper wrinkles.

Sagging Arms and Breasts

Smoking doesn’t only damage the appearance of your face, it can also take a toll on your figure. As skin loses its elasticity, parts that were once firm may begin to droop. This includes the inner arms and breasts. Researchers have identified smoking as a top cause of sagging breasts.

Lines Around the Lips

Smoking delivers a one-two punch to the area around your mouth. First, you have the smoker’s pucker. “Smokers use certain muscles around their lips that cause them to have dynamic wrinkles that nonsmokers do not,” Keri says. Second, you have the loss of elasticity. Together, these factors can lead to deep lines around the lips.

Age Spots

Age spots are blotches of darker skin color that are common on the face and hands. While anyone can develop these spots from spending too much time in the sun, research suggests smokers are more susceptible.

In this image, the twin on the right spent decades smoking and sunbathing, while her sister did not.

Damaged Teeth and Gums

Yellow teeth are one of the most notorious effects of long-term smoking, but the dental damage doesn’t stop there. People who smoke tend to develop gum disease, persistent bad breath, and other oral hygiene problems. Smokers are twice as likely to lose teeth as nonsmokers.

Stained Fingers

Think your hand looks sexy with a cigarette perched between your fingers? If you’ve been smoking for awhile, take a good look at your fingernails and the skin of your hands. Tobacco can actually stain the skin and nails, as well as the teeth. The good news is these stains tend to fade when you quit smoking.

Hair Loss

Both men and women tend to develop thinner hair as they age, and smoking can accelerate this process. Some studies even suggest people who smoke are more likely to go bald. Researchers in Taiwan have identified smoking as a clear risk factor for male-pattern baldness in Asian men.

Cataracts

Even the eyes are vulnerable to tobacco’s reach. Smoking makes you more likely to develop cataracts as you age. These are cloudy areas on the lens of the eye that keep light from reaching the retina. If they cause serious vision problems, they are treated with surgery.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic condition that most often causes thick, scaly patches on the skin — usually on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or back. The patches may be white, red, or silver. Recent studies suggest smokers have a greater risk of developing psoriasis.

Crow’s Feet Eye Wrinkles

Everyone gets wrinkles on the outside of the eyes eventually, but these wrinkles develop earlier and go deeper among smokers. Heat from burning cigarettes and squinting to keep smoke out of your eyes contribute to visible crow’s feet. Meanwhile, chemicals from inhaled tobacco cause internal damage to the skin structures and blood vessels around your eyes.

How Quitting Improves Your Looks

Quitting smoking can improve your appearance. As blood flow gets better, your skin receives more oxygen and nutrients. This can help you develop a healthier complexion. If you stay tobacco-free, the stains on your fingers and nails will disappear. You may even notice your teeth getting whiter.

Combating Skin Damage: Creams

When you quit smoking, you make your skin more resistant to premature aging. As for the wrinkles and age spots you already have, all is not lost. Keri, the University of Miami dermatologist, says there are products former smokers can use to make their skin look better. These include topical retinoids and antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. She also recommends wearing sunscreen every day.

Combating Skin Damage: Procedures

For more dramatic results, some former smokers choose to have cosmetic procedures. Laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels remove outer layers of skin, where the damage is most visible. “Reward yourself with a couple of skin treatments,” Keri suggests. “When you see the benefits of better-looking skin, you may be motivated to stay nicotine-free.”

Brittle Bones

Everyone knows the lungs take a beating from smoking, but research has pinpointed additional, surprising ways that tobacco affects the body, starting with your bones. Smoking raises your risk of developing weakened bones, or osteoporosis. This  condition increases your risk for bone fractures including those of the spine, causing it to curve and leaving you hunched over.

Heart Disease and ED

Smoking affects nearly every organ in the body, including the heart. In people who smoke, the arteries that carry blood to the heart become narrowed over time. Smoking also increases blood pressure and makes it easier for blood to clot. These factors raise the odds of having a heart attack. In men who smoke, reduced blood flow can lead to erectile dysfunction.

Reduced Athletic Ability

Smoking’s impact on the heart and lungs can add up to a significant disadvantage on the track or field. Smokers tend to have a more rapid heart rate, poorer circulation, and more shortness of breath — not helpful qualities in an athlete. Whatever your favorite sport, one way to enhance your performance is to quit smoking.

Reproductive Problems

Women who smoke have a tougher time getting pregnant and giving birth to a healthy baby. Cigarettes have been linked to fertility problems. And smoking during pregnancy raises the odds of having a miscarriage, premature birth, or delivering a low-birth-weight infant.

Early Menopause

It’s something all women have in common: menopause, the phase when female hormones decline and the menstrual cycle stops for good. Most women experience this change around age 50. But smokers reach menopause an average of 1 1/2 years earlier than women who don’t smoke. The effect is strongest in women who have smoked heavily for many years.

Oral Cancer

Compared to nonsmokers, people who smoke or use smokeless tobacco products are more likely to develop oral cancer. Smokers who are also heavy drinkers are 15 times more likely to develop this form of cancer. The most common symptoms include a sore patch on the tongue, lips, gums, or other area inside the mouth that doesn’t go away and may be painful. Quitting smoking lowers the risk for oral cancer substantially within a few years.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the top cancer killer of men and women in the U.S. Of those who die from the disease, 9 out of 10 deaths are due to smoking. Cigarettes can also damage the lungs in other ways, making people more vulnerable to breathing problems and dangerous infections like pneumonia.

How Quitting Improves Your Health

In just 20 minutes, blood pressure and heart rate return to normal. Within 24 hours, your heart attack risk begins falling. In the first weeks after quitting, tiny cilia (seen here) start back to work sweeping irritants out of the lungs. Within a year, your risk of developing heart disease drops to half that of people who still smoke. And after 10 smoke-free years, you’re no more likely to die of lung cancer than someone who never smoked.

Cigarette Stench

Quitting eliminates the pervasive smell of cigarettes on your breath and in your hair and clothes. This is unattractive to nonsmokers and carries health hazards, too. The odor means that the people around you are  exposed to tobacco toxins, sometimes called “third-hand smoke.” These toxins can be especially harmful to small children.

Can You Quit?

Experts agree that giving up cigarettes is very difficult. But if you’re telling yourself it’s impossible, think again. While there are 45 million smokers in the U.S., there are at least 48 million formersmokers. If 48 million people could quit, it is doable. Just keep in mind that most people have to try more than once, and only 4%-7% succeed without help. Ask your doctor which smoking-cessation strategies might be right for you.

Break the habit and overcome cravings and withdrawal once you quit smoking

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Quitting smoking can be tough. As you get ready to quit, think about how tobacco fits into your life and what’s going to be hard about giving it up.

Perhaps you smoke to cope with stress or when you’re lonely or bored. It’s also likely that tobacco has become a part of your daily ritual. Maybe you always have a cigarette with your coffee or after a meal.

If this is true for you, quitting will be not only about handling nicotine withdrawal but also about finding other ways to reduce stress, build new routines, and get emotional support without tobacco.

Starting with small steps can increase your confidence and make it easier to quit when the time is right. The more prepared you are, the better your chances for success.

Successful quitting takes:

  • having a plan
  • knowing your motivation to quit
  • learning about your smoking habit and triggers
  • finding a new, healthy habit to replace smoking
  • making a commitment
  • choosing the right time
  • asking for support from family, friends, and your doctor Read More

Carrot stick cigarettes, celery stick french fries, and blueberry candies

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Carrot stick cigarettes, celery stick french fries, and blueberry candies are all part of Daizi Zheng’s ‘Stereotype’ project. Dizi Zheng is a Chinese, London-based designer who created ‘Stereotype’ as a way to encourage people to rethink their associations with food packaging, diet and health.

The series of food packages were created from the artist’s observations on personal behavior. It is recommended by some that smokers curb their habit by holding and eating carrot stick ‘cigarettes’ as cancer stick replacements. By using recognizable packaging to give healthy food a little makeover, Zheng hopes that people will feel encouraged to make a change to their regular diets.

 

Top 5 Electronic Cigarettes to stop smoking

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1. Blu E-Cigarette

The Blu Cigs come in a package that looks exactly like a cigarette package — which is great for portability and not looking like a dork. The package even charges up the battery in the cigarette. It’s ideal for going to the airport or other places you can’t smoke normal cigarettes. It’s also nice to walk out to the front of the bar. Pull out the Blu Cigarette and smoke just like the other smokers.The taste of the Blu E-Cigarettes is also the closest thing to a real cigarette. You can get some wild flavors: Magnificent Menthol, Java Jolt, Vivid Vanilla and Cherry Crush. My favorite, however, is the Classic Tobacco

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2. SmokeGenie E-cigarette

At Smoke Genie we provide only the highest quality and locally tested Electronic Cigarettes.

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3. Cigana Electronic Cigarettes

The Cigana is an electronic cigarette. The thing that I like the most about it is that it feels like I am really smoking. However, it doesn’t let off smoke which would get me in trouble for smoking in places where smoking isn’t allowed. It really takes away my cravings. I don’t smoke inside of my house, but now thanks to the Cigana I can feel as if I am really smoking without going out into the heat or the cold winter weather to smoke a cigarette. I can sit right on the couch and enjoy a relaxing smoke whenever I feel the urge.

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4. The Safe Cig Electronic Cigarette

The Safe Cig Electronic Cigarette is a smoking alternative to the real thing. It tastes like, feels like, and looks like a real cigarette minus the unhealthy smoke. It’s an innovative cigarette that comes in two pieces: the battery (which containes an LED, a flow sensor, and a rechargeable battery) and a disposable atomized refill (which contains an optional nicotine cartridge and warming engine that vaporizes the solution).

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5. Smoke Assist Electronic Cigarettes

The Smoke Assist will help those that want to smoke when they can’t smoke a cigarette, and it will also help those that want to quit smoking by providing them with an easy ability to wean themselves off of the smoking habit. While the Smoke Assist will help you when you need a cigarette, it actually contains no smoke, no tar, and no tobacco. However, it looks, feels, and tastes just like the real thing and will leave you feeling like you had just smoked a real cigarette. It even comes to you with a rechargeable battery and everything that you need to be prepared for the next time that you find yourself in a non- smoking environment.

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5 Quick Stop Smoking Tips

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quit-smoking-tipsAre you one of most smokers who want to quit? Then try following this advice.

1. Don’t smoke any number or any kind of cigarette. Smoking even a few cigarettes a day can hurt your health. If you try to smoke fewer cigarettes, but do not stop completely, soon you’ll be smoking the same amount again.

Smoking “low-tar, low-nicotine” cigarettes usually does little good, either. Because nicotine is so addictive, if you switch to lower-nicotine brands you’ll likely just puff harder, longer, and more often on each cigarette. The only safe choice is to quit completely. Read More