Smoking is hazardous not only to the health and job of the person smoking but also to the environs and those around him, especially his immediate family.

Hundreds of Thousand around the world are killed by involuntary smoking, second hand smoking is to a degree as dangerous as first-hand smoking.

Dangers of Smoking Facts

Smoking causes injuries to nearly every organ in the body and raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.

Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of chemicals 70 of which can cause cancer. The primary poisons in cigarettes are nicotine, carbon monoxide, cyanide, and tar (containing cancer-forming compounds)

  • HEART DISEASE : Hundreds of thousands die yearly of heart attack, stroke, and other heart-related diseases, of which smoking contributions 10-30 percent to mortality. Two main constituents of tobacco are responsible for most vascular diseases. Nicotine, the content of tobacco, constrains some arteries, interfering with the supply of vital oxygen to the heart, lungs, brain, and other important areas. Carbon monoxide is another component of tobacco, it stands in the of the cells and interferes with their ability to carry oxygen which results in lack of endurance, heart racing, and atherosclerosis [narrowing and hardening of the arteries]
  • LUNG CANCER: Tobacco causes lung cancer by stopping the cilia from working. Cilia are millions of tiny hairs lined up alone the lungs’ air passage. The cilia assist in preventing foreign particles from entering the body through our lungs. They are always sweeping upwards and if Para venture a particle enters the lungs, the upwards action of the cilia keeps moving the particle upward it spits out. When the smoke from tobacco hits the cilia, the stops moving, in the process of time the tars from the tobacco build and bores into the cells lining of the air tubes, this constant irritation turns some of the cells cancerous.
  • During pregnancy, smoking may lead to deformity to the fetus and a 35% increase in the child’s risk after birth.
  • Osteoporosis: It is thinning of the bone. Smoking causes Osteoporosis by pulling calcium out of the skeleton
  • Smoking destroys the diversity of the gut flora
  • Smoking causes the inflammation of the digestive tract
  • Smoking affects reproductive hormones like estrogen and testosterone.
  • Smoking is linked to decreased fertility in women, shortening their reproductive period by up to 10 years.
  • Smoking shortens life span
  • Smoking causes cancer of the lungs, larynx, mouth, esophagus, bladder, pancreas, and other cancers.
  • Smoking causes heart and blood vessel disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, gangrene of the extremities, and impotence.
  • Smoking causes lung disease, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
  • Smoking causes allergies and other disorders of the immune system.
  • Smoking contributes to stillbirths, premature births, and low birth weights in babies born to smoking mothers.
  • It contributes to the development and behavioral problems in children born to smoking mothers (difficulty in learning and hyperactive behavior).
  • Smoking causes peptic ulcers.
  • Smoking contributes to cataracts and other eye diseases.
  • It causes impaired judgment in the performance of complex tasks, which results in mistakes and accidents.
  • Children of smoking parents have an increased frequency of sore throats, tonsillitis and pharyngitis, middle ear infections, asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
  • Kidney failure
Tobacco is a slow, insidious, but most malignant poison. In whatever form it is used, it tells upon the constitution; it is all the more dangerous because its effects are slow and at first hardly perceptible. It excites and then paralyzes the nerves. It weakens and clouds the brain. Often it affects the nerves in a more powerful manner than does intoxicating drink. It is more subtle, and its effects are difficult to eradicate from the system. Its use excites a thirst for strong drink and in many cases lays the foundation for the liquor habit
The use of tobacco is inconvenient, expensive, uncleanly, defiling to the user, and offensive to others. {E.G. White Ministry Of Healing 327-328 }

Medical authorities suggestions for quitting smoking:

When you decide to stop smoking, stop it. Do it at once. Make a complete break. Destroy every evidence of the habit, including cigarettes, cigars, ashtrays, and lighters. If the urge to smoke comes upon you, eat a piece of candy or an apple.

We do not recommend candies.

Some Helpful Tips to Overcome the Alcohol or Smoking Urge.

  • Drink a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water each day.
  • Bathe several times a day to remove body waste from the skin.
  • Exercise (walking or gardening) out in the fresh air and sunlight
  • Practice deep breathing and proper posture.
  • Eat a simple, healthful diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
  • Abstain from all beverages containing alcohol or caffeine.
  • Get plenty of rest as fatigue aggravates stress; most smokers smoke during stress.

To Remove Craving For Smoking, Abstain from:

  • caffeine, tea, colas, and other soft drinks.
  • Spicy and fermented foods
  • Refined sugar, junk foods, and animal products
  • Drugs and tobacco

SMOKER’S TEA.

½ cups of honey

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 lemon [juice]

1/3 teaspoon peppermint oil

1 once Apple juice

Blend well and take ½ teaspoon as often as needed.

At the same time, give a tablespoon of charcoal in water twice a day and a steam bath once daily.

If you are addicted to tobacco, you will also crave sugar because the body converts the nicotine into simple sugar.

More effective still is an earnest prayer for divine assistance. Tell God about your desire and your resolution, the Holy Spirit will bring ghee strength and victory needed.

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Reference

  • God’s healing way -Mary Ann McNeilus, M.D
  • Ministry of Healing -E.G.White
  • Lay Institute for Global Health Training.
  • Christiana Moore