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The Dark Side of Smoking
« on: November 18, 2010, 08:55:08 PM »
To quit smoking it is very important to have a strong determination and will power. This can be achieved only if one has a complete knowledge of the health hazards posed by smoking. It is necessary to realize that smoking affects every part of the smoker’s body.

Smoking leads to stroke by blocking the blood supply to the brain, which is one of the most important organs of the human body. It also leads to graying and thinning of hair. Hair growth is also affected and they look dull and lifeless. Smoking leads to cataract, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and may also lead to permanent blindness. The sense of smell is also affected. It may also lead to the complete loss of the smelling sense. Smoking leads to loose teeth, gingivitis and gum diseases. It also stains teeth and gums and creates a bad odor. It leads to bad breath, sore throat and decreased taste sense. Above all it is a major cause of cancers related to oral cavity, larynx, esophagus etc. Several conditions like pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, cough (with or without sputum); colds and flu, emphysema and many others are caused by smoking. The immediate effects of smoking on heart are increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Long term effects include increase in fibrinogen levels and blood cholesterol levels which increase the chances of heart attacks. It also causes several heart diseases like aneurysms, coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular diseases. Smoking also affects digestive system and causes peptic ulcers, heartburn, gallstones, Crohn’s disease and stomach cancer. Capillaries, wrinkles, scarring and premature aging of skin are also effects of smoking. It also leads to leg pain, Buerger’s disease and gangrene.

Understanding the drastic effects of smoking, it is important to seek  Link Deleted per rules 3.1 and 3.3  and get rid of this habit forever.

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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 11:45:41 PM »
Hi,
Good informative thread and tell a lot of which smokers do not know.
So a red signal for smokers to think out what they people are doing with their own health.
I thinks its the time to have the determinant and will power to stop smoking........
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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 08:55:25 PM »
If anything, the OP is understating not overstating the dangers of smoking. There is no light side- only dark!


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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 11:44:48 AM »
Useful read having nice information about smoking side effects,...Smoking effects all parts of the body with the passage of time,...I hate to smoke,....
Thanks for sharing this useful read,..

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 12:27:33 AM »
Smoked tobacco in the forms of cigarettes, pipes, and cigars causes lung cancers, emphysema, and other respiratory diseases. In fact, smoking causes ninety percent of all lung cancer cases. Twenty percent of heavy smokers get the chronic lung disease called emphysema, which causes the narrowing, and clogging of the airway passages in the lungs. This disease is seldom seen in nonsmokers. Smokers are also at least four times more likely to develop oral and laryngeal cancer than nonsmokers. Link Deleted per rules 3.1 and 3.3
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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 05:05:21 AM »
Well,thanks for sharing useful information...I really like this kind of informative post...Please keep sharing like these useful information with us...Keep it up..!

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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2011, 05:44:06 AM »
I am a former smoker, I now use electronic cigarettes. If anyone is interested in a transition to quit, this is the way to go. Don't buy from the TV commercials, they don't have nicotine and you will need the nicotine.

There are a lot of resources online and message boards with people that will give you stuff to help you make the transition. I started with 24mg of nicotine and now I am down to 12mg, about to switch to 6mg. There is 0mg too for people that want to continue vaping. But it's always recommended to have at least 6mg on hand for those moments that require some.

Nicotine is found in a lot of foods that we eat such as tomatoes, tomatoes come from the same species of tobacco. Eggplant also has high levels of nicotine as well as potatoes.

Instead of smoke in my house (I always smoked outside), I have vapor pouring all over it and it smells good too!
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 04:19:55 PM »
I am a former smoker, I now use electronic cigarettes. If anyone is interested in a transition to quit, this is the way to go. Don't buy from the TV commercials, they don't have nicotine and you will need the nicotine.

There are a lot of resources online and message boards with people that will give you stuff to help you make the transition. I started with 24mg of nicotine and now I am down to 12mg, about to switch to 6mg. There is 0mg too for people that want to continue vaping. But it's always recommended to have at least 6mg on hand for those moments that require some.

Nicotine is found in a lot of foods that we eat such as tomatoes, tomatoes come from the same species of tobacco. Eggplant also has high levels of nicotine as well as potatoes.

Instead of smoke in my house (I always smoked outside), I have vapor pouring all over it and it smells good  too!    ::eek::  ::scared::


You are still addicted if you are using the E-cig.  No different than snuff or a chew.  Either you are addicted to nicotine or not, and there is NOTHING that smells good about nicotine...it is gross.  The only reason it smells good to you is because you are addicted to the drug.

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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 05:49:27 PM »
I am a former smoker, I now use electronic cigarettes. If anyone is interested in a transition to quit, this is the way to go. Don't buy from the TV commercials, they don't have nicotine and you will need the nicotine.

There are a lot of resources online and message boards with people that will give you stuff to help you make the transition. I started with 24mg of nicotine and now I am down to 12mg, about to switch to 6mg. There is 0mg too for people that want to continue vaping. But it's always recommended to have at least 6mg on hand for those moments that require some.

Nicotine is found in a lot of foods that we eat such as tomatoes, tomatoes come from the same species of tobacco. Eggplant also has high levels of nicotine as well as potatoes.

Instead of smoke in my house (I always smoked outside), I have vapor pouring all over it and it smells good  too!    ::eek::  ::scared::


You are still addicted if you are using the E-cig.  No different than snuff or a chew.  Either you are addicted to nicotine or not, and there is NOTHING that smells good about nicotine...it is gross.  The only reason it smells good to you is because you are addicted to the drug.

http://whyquit.com/whyquit/





You should contact the pharmaceutical companies and tell them that you think it stinks because they are going to use nicotine to treat some disorders such as ADHD.

I've never had any straight nicotine, it is very dangerous to handle, let alone breath, how did you survive the stench of it?

My vapor solution is only 1.2% nicotine, and it smells like strawberry cheesecake or whatever my flavor of the day is because the rest of the ingredients are food grade.

You sound like a dry drunk, no offense but ex-smokers without nicotine are a breed of their own!
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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2011, 12:43:31 AM »
No offense taken whatsoever.

No offense, but you are in complete denial.  Trust me, I know how hard it is to quit, if it were easy then nobody would be hooked.  There is freedom, you just have to really want it.

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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2011, 05:43:27 AM »
No offense, but you are in complete denial.

What have I denied? How can I be in denial of nicotine if I just announced that I use it?

A lot of people have addictions, whether it be to food or fitness, caffeine, smoking or God. It doesn't make us any less than those that don't have addictions. Although I guarantee it will be very hard to find a man without one. Not one of them is better than the other. I am as equal to the meth addict as I am to to God addict.

Don't deny human nature, nobody is higher or lower than anyone. But if it makes you feel better I will submit to your denial of what I originally stated and say yes, I love nicotine.
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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2011, 05:51:13 AM »
I'm addicted to Jesus! It's a GOOD thing!


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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011, 08:33:44 AM »
To quit smoking it is very important to have a strong determination and will power. This can be achieved only if one has a complete knowledge of the health hazards posed by smoking. It is necessary to realize that smoking affects every part of the smoker’s body.

Smoking leads to stroke by blocking the blood supply to the brain, which is one of the most important organs of the human body. It also leads to graying and thinning of hair. Hair growth is also affected and they look dull and lifeless. Smoking leads to cataract, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and may also lead to permanent blindness. The sense of smell is also affected. It may also lead to the complete loss of the smelling sense. Smoking leads to loose teeth, gingivitis and gum diseases. It also stains teeth and gums and creates a bad odor. It leads to bad breath, sore throat and decreased taste sense. Above all it is a major cause of cancers related to oral cavity, larynx, esophagus etc. Several conditions like pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, cough (with or without sputum); colds and flu, emphysema and many others are caused by smoking. The immediate effects of smoking on heart are increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Long term effects include increase in fibrinogen levels and blood cholesterol levels which increase the chances of heart attacks. It also causes several heart diseases like aneurysms, coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular diseases. Smoking also affects digestive system and causes peptic ulcers, heartburn, gallstones, Crohn’s disease and stomach cancer. Capillaries, wrinkles, scarring and premature aging of skin are also effects of smoking. It also leads to leg pain, Buerger’s disease and gangrene.

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great post here, my father died because of lung problem...he was a chain smoker back then...he was in ICU for almost a month before his body gave up...FOR THOSE WHO ARE STILL HOOKED OVER IT, IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO QUIT...BUT IF NOT,  please get a plastic bag and cover yourself whenever you smoke to enable you to enjoy the smoke 100% by yourself. We non-smokers don't want any percentage of it.

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Re: The Dark Side of Smoking
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2011, 12:30:29 AM »
Well smoking woudn't be good for health ... Smoking has long term effects so I doubt that  will have any immediate side effects. But I would suggest you to stop now . Why did you started smoking in the first place?
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2011, 01:11:07 PM »
I thank God I have NEVER smoked. Trying it doesn't count; I could get past the putrid stench or the foul taste. One puff told me that it wasn't for me. Peer pressure didn't work on me long enough to get me to take up that useless habit.

I hear all the time saying something like, "I know I should quit but I can't." There's no such thing as "can't". They should be honest with themselves and others and say, "I know I should quit but I don't want to." Yeah, I know, I ended a sentence with a preposition, with is a no-no according to English teachers; I've never understood that rule.
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