Did you know that smoking can not just harm your health and kill you but also damage your skin’s beauty for good?
Smoking can cause you bad breath, stains your teeth yellowish, wreck your lungs and would make you easily lost of breath especially with your athletic activities.
As you continue to smoke, the aging process goes faster. It dehydrates the skin and deprives the skin of Vitamin C which generates new healthy cells that gives you a youthful glow. It not just reduces the collagen in the skin but also gives you more wrinkles and fine lines.
Every smoker is addicted to nicotine. It gives them a pleasant feeling of wanting to smoke, more and more. Smoking is just like LOVE. You have to deal with it physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
Physically – the body of the smoker starts react at the absence of nicotine.
Mentally – a smoker wants to give up the habit of smoking, which leads for a major change in their behavior.
Psychologically – there are times when a smoker thinks he can never quit smoking because of their addiction to nicotine.
Unfortunately, there is a thing called Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms, which lead smoking quitters goes back to smoking once again. It initially starts after a few hours a smoker stops smoking, and lasts after 2 to 3 days up to several weeks when most of the nicotine are out of the body.
A smoker who get passed this stage gets better everyday as long as they are smoke-free.
Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms Includes the following:
– Dizziness, which may lasts 1-2 days after they stop smoking or quit
– Starts to feel of Anger, Frustration and Impatient
– Easily Irritated
– Sleeping problems occur, troubles falling asleep and staying asleep, bad dreams might occur and even nightmares
– Trouble with their Concentration
– Restlessness or Boredom happens most of the time
– They tend to get occasional headaches and gets easily tired
– Smokers appetite increases
– Weight Gain
– Constipation and Gas Problem
– They Cough a lot, they start to have a Dry Mouth, Sore Throat, and a Nasal Drip
– Tightness with their Chest
Do you know anyone who smoke? Notice that you can easily find sunken eyes and dark circles around the eyes of a chain smoker. This is because smoking damages the cells which is the main reason why is starts to get rough and causes the user early signs of wrinkles.
What are the Benefits of Smokers who QUIT?
– 20 minutes after quitting: Your heart rate and blood pressure drops.
– 12 hours after quitting: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
– 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting: Your circulation improves and your lung function increases.
– 1 to 9 months after quitting: Coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection.
– 1 year after quitting: The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
– 5 years after quitting: Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker 5 to 15 years after quitting.
– 10 years after quitting: The lung cancer death rate is about half that of a person who continues smoking. The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix, and pancreas decrease, too.
– 15 years after quitting: The risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a non-smoker’s.
(These Information are from U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, 1990)
As you continue to stop smoking, you get these immediate rewards:
– Bad breath goes away – and it gets better
– Stained teeth, gets whiter
– No more yellowish fingernails
– Your intake of food tastes better
– The sense of your smell returns to its normal state
– You won’t be losing breath that easily with athletic activities and everyday work
Are these not enough? Well, If seeing is believing for you.. then, here is a 5-minute video about Facial Effects on how Smoking can affect your Physical Appearance: