Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Why Should One Stop Smoking.

I had been in a call center industry for more or less 4 years. With that span of time, i could fairly say that 85% to 90% of my co-workers are smokers. Some expressed an intention to stop smoking. Those are just words. After a while, I will be seeing them in the smokers' area again. They know that smoking is not good for their health. I think every smokers knows that. However, quitting seemed too difficult.

Really, why do they have to stop smoking?

Let us count the reasons....

One of the component of a cigarette is nicotine. According to Merriam Webster, a Nicotine is poisonous and addictive substance in tabacco that is used as an insecticide. One pack of cigarette contains 10 milligrams of nicotine. Once you hit that stick, 1 to 2 milligrams will enter your body. It will find its way to your bloodstream. Then as soon as it is already absorbed by your bloodstream, it will work its way up to your brain. Afterward, it will find its way to your organs. Once nicotine mixes with your bloodstream, it can not create oxygen. What is the result of this, it will result blood clot. Not abrupt. Blood clotting will transpire gradually as you pile up more nicotine when you inhale nicotine in your system.

This causes stroke, lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. Statistically, the highest contributor of cancer is lung cancer. The highest percentage of lung cancer comes from smokers.

This said, what could be the sane reason why a person should persist on inhaling nicotine?

Please do not take my word for it. If this post touches you in anyway, make your own research.

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rjs mama said...

cigarette smoke makes me dizzy. my dad is a chain smoker and it worries me a lot. the visual campaign should push through.

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Cens World said...


I heard this morning that the Tabacco company fought against the visual campaign. They were able to gain the edge on this one. Therefore, the visual campaign will not be seen on the cigarette packs anymore. I think it will be posted in public areas instead.

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