Dentist inputs on Quit Smoking & Breathe Healthy

Dentist inputs on Quit Smoking & Breathe Healthy

We have heard many times that smoking causes cancer. Smoking kills but how. Let's know about the facts about smoking and its harmful causes to our body.

Each one cigarette contains nicotine, the main ingredient and more than 5000 compounds of which many are cancerous. The nicotine gets you addicted to smoking as every time you smoke a cigarette, you get a good feeling.

While smoking many harmful chemicals are produced and these are harmful to your body.

Prolonged Smoking has a passive effect on the surrounding person around the smoker.

Let's know how people are affected to smoking:

  1. When a person smokes. Nicotine which is produced is reached to the brain. Brain dopaminergic system gets activated which leads to calm and pant
  2. Pleasant feeling, This feeling lasts for a few hours only. As the level of nicotine falls when a person stops to the next cigarette. It makes it a habit to have one more as a person feels unhappy. It leads to craving for more cigarettes.

What are effects of smoking

  • Cancer of mouth
  • Stroke
  • Lung cancer
  • Breathlessness
  • COPD(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Heart attack
  • Osteoporosis
  • Infertility

Effects on the mouth. Dentists say that continued  smoking leads to poor oral health

  1. Mainly leads to discolouration of teeth.
  2. Smoking indirectly affects periodontal disease as tooth loosening by affecting the surrounding bone of the tooth.
  3. Discolouration of the oral mucosa leading to oral cancer .
  4. Difficulty in having spicy food and swallowing.

It's never too late to quit smoking. How can we get rid of smoking

  • Chewing gum like nicotine gums are available in markets which are effective for smoking.
  • Nicotine gums will partially replace nicotine present in your cigarettes.
  • Habit of nicotine chewing gums will help to take care of withdrawal symptoms and makes Smoking less pleasurable, thus helping to quit smoking.
  • There are many counseling centers for smokers to quit.

Benefits of quitting smoking

  • Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, COPD.
  • Immediately after quitting smoking, air around you is no longer dangerous to children and adults.
  • After 48 hrs after you quit smoking, your ability to smell and taste is enhanced.
  • Reduces the chance of developing several different kinds of cancer.
  • Person feels good and happy after quitting smoking.

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