Saturday, September 26, 2009

3.5 million deaths Because Cigarettes

3.5 million deaths Because CigarettesDespite the dangers of smoking have known long ago, it does not make smokers stop bad habits. According to WHO, smoking caused 3.5 million deaths each year. And that number could be prevented if people would stop smoking. Not many know that when someone stops smoking, there many positive changes in his body.

In the short term, in just 20 minutes after the last cigarette, a decline in blood pressure and heart rate. 8 hours, a decline in the levels of carbon monoxide in the blood and increase oxygen levels to be normal. 24 hours after the last cigarette, a decline in the risk of heart attack.

Health benefits gained will increase again if a person does not smoke persists. In the long term, at least 2 weeks - 3 months after not smoking, heart function and the lungs will get better. One year later, the risk of coronary heart disease is reduced by half. "This has not happened with the record damage caused by cigarettes," explained dr.Menaldi Rasmin, Sp.P (K). And those who successfully quit smoking up to 15 years old should be proud because of the risk of heart disease becomes the same as people who had never smoked before.

Useful addition to personal health, stopping smoking was tantamount to stop bothering other people's health. Also in terms of economy, spending on cigarettes could be diverted to other things. Not only that, by quitting smoking you will appear more attractive, because of trouble the smell of cigarettes and dull skin. So what are you waiting?


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