Monday, December 21, 2009

Powerful Video Documentary: Nicotine Addiction Result

It seems that health aspects of smoking and nicotine addiction rarely can help smoker to feel real desire to quit this video can help you if you are in need to feel a shock and some understanding of what the nicotine addiction is in reality.

Monday, December 7, 2009

2 Things to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey Successfully

2 Things to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey SuccessfullyTo quit smoking successfully smoker are in need of only two things to succeed. The first one is understanding that smoking can't give any positive effect to smoker. Educate yourself to understand that smoking will never relax you or help you to concentrate. If you miss this first point there are tons of chances that you will go back to smoking routine sooner or later after your quit smoking attempt. It is very hard for human being to refrain from something useful, so if you think that smoking helps you in any way, it is the direct way to relapse, even if your desire to quit smoking is strong enough. Remember that if you think that if you think that smoking is somewhat enjoyable process, you have zero chances to quit smoking for good.

The second thing you need to successfully quit smoking cold turkey is some little tricks that help to battle with nicotine cravings. There are tons of them online and here are some helpful tricks that will help. Begin your quitting smoking process on the weekend or whatever days you free from your common practice. Remember to sleep a lot and have a lot of rest. Avoid situations that irritate you, you won't deal with stress well. Also avoid being bored; you need something you like to. Avoid smokers even they are your friends. Keep a lot of water and herbal ice tea on hand, drinking helps to flush the nicotine out of your body faster.

Always remember that while you are on quitting smoking process you (as nicotine addict) are only one cigarette away from relapse. 3 minutes are enough to let craving fade away, so if decide that you are loosing your battle give yourself 3-5 minutes before you will light up another cigarette. Everyone has great opportunity to realize that there is no need for cigarette in these minutes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

No buts! Syria bans smoking in public

No buts! Syria bans smoking in publicPresident Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree banning smoking in a wide range of public places such as cafes and restaurants, was reported on 12, October. The decree "forbids smoking and the sale of tobacco in any form in cafes, restaurants and nightclubs as well as in schools, universities, hospitals, cinemas, theatres and museums." The decree also outlaws smoking in educational institutions, health centres, sports halls, and on public transport.

The Syrian government has passed several laws restricting smoking in the last two decades. A decree in 1996 banned tobacco advertising, while a 2006 law outlawed smoking on public places, introducing fines for offenders. Now offenders will be fined 2,000 Syrian pounds — about $45. Also recently was issued a law that banned the sale of tobacco to those under the age of 18.

Health Minister Rida Saeed said authorities were working on campaigns that explain to the public "the health hazards of smoking and the environmental, economic and social vices of smoking."

The World Health Organization is unable to provide details on tobacco consumption in Syria, but levels of smoking in public is high across the Arab world, especially among men. Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates — and most recently Iraq — have imposed similar restrictions on smoking, but the bans vary in scope and enforcement.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Scientists Find Genes Responsible for Lung Cancer

Scientists Find Genes Responsible for Lung CancerAn international research team has recognized two genetic variations that seem to boost a person's risk of developing lung cancer by up to sixty percent. Lung cancer is the top cause of cancer death in men and the second leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide, according to the American Cancer Society, with about 975,000 men and 376,000 women forecast to die annually. Smoking is the leading risk factor, but increasingly scientists are looking to genetics to help explain why some long-time smokers never develop the disease and why some non-smokers do.

Genetic mutations in more than 15,000 people - 6,000 with lung cancer and 9,000 without the disease were analyzed. "We are looking at differences in the DNA that makes you more or less likely to develop lung cancer," said Paul Brennan, a cancer epidemiologist at the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer. "The idea is if you can recognize genes then that might be a sign of lung cancer." The researchers discovered a region on the fifth chromosome containing two genes - TERT and CRR9 - where variations can increase the likelihood of lung cancer by as much as sixty percent. "Not much is known about CRR9, but the TERT gene research is promising, because it makes active an enzyme called telomerase, which is key to aging and cancer", Brennan said.

Cancer is caused by defects in DNA, the basic genetic material. All chromosomes, which carry the DNA, also have little caps on each end called telomeres. Each time a cell divides; these telomeres become a little more frayed. When they are too worn out, the cell dies. However, when cells become cancerous, they produce telomerase, which can renew the telomeres and lets the cells reproduce out of control, eventually to form a tumor. So implicating the TERT gene in a specific cancer can help lead to a better understanding of how cancer develops and increase the invention of new drugs to stop tumors, Brennan added. "The principle is there," he said - "if one can identify what goes wrong, it may be possible to recognize targeted drugs."

Friday, March 27, 2009

In Reality Smoker Will End up Looking Like This

It seems that this video like tons of other stop smoking videos are here just to shock smokers and give them chance to think about their smoking routine from different point of view. It can't help to quit smoking, but every smoker are able to stop, millions did.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quitting Smoking Cold Turkey

Quitting Smoking Cold TurkeyOne of the most popular and famous quitting smoking ways is quitting smoking cold turkey. The phrase "quit smoking cold turkey" is commonly understood to mean to quit smoking abruptly, without preparation, nor a gradual decrease in amount of smoked cigarettes. Most people also believe that quitting smoking cold turkey means to quit smoking without using any quit smoking aids such as nicotine gum or patches.

Quitting smoking cold turkey is probably the most popular, while maybe the most ineffective method for quitting. Quitting cold turkey can be very tricky due to the brutality of withdrawal symptoms the new exsmoker faces. If you do decide to quit smoking cold turkey, that does not mean you shouldn't at least have a plan. In fact, quitting smoking cold turkey method would be much more successful if smokers prepared ahead of time. You can increase your chances for quitting smoking for good with the cold turkey method if you follow a few quitting smoking tips:

- Have a plan. Choose a quit day. Get rid of lighters and ashtrays or anything that remind you of smoking. Inform your friends and family that you are going to quit and ask for their support.

- Understand that withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, intense craving for cigarettes, tiredness, headaches, insomnia and more, may be intense, but they will lessen after just a few days. If you can make it through the early days of quitting smoking cold turkey, it will get easier as time goes by.

- Inspire yourself. Make a list of all the quitting smoking reasons and keep it in your pocket. Look at it when you get depressed.

- Drink lots of water to help your body flush itself out quickly.

- Avoid alcohol and coffee. Stay away from anything that you may associate with lighting up.

- When cravings hit, close your eyes and count down from 10 to 0, very slowly. Breathe deeply with each count.

- Call a friend when you feel like reaching for a smoke. Divert your attention.

- Take a quick walk, even if it is just to the bathroom or mailbox.

Strong willpower is often associated with using cold turkey quitting smoking method. Experts say chances of success depend on several factors, not just a person's willpower. While having willpower is essential, finally your success depends on how badly you want to quit and whether or not you believe you can do it. If you want to quit more than you want to smoke, and you believe that you can quit, you will be successful.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey?

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey? You need to be ready to quit smoking cold turkey. Most people think that that willpower will be enough to not start again. For many people this is simply not true. Moreover, most smokers believe that quitting smoking cannot be done by going cold turkey.

Many people who have tried to quit smoking cold turkey have been unsuccessful due to severe withdrawal symptoms. Most people who have stopped smoking completely have tried several times before quitting smoking successfully. Cold turkey quit smoking method is one of the oldest and best known methods to help people quit smoking.

The cold turkey method is great if you understand what the withdrawal symptoms are, and make sure that you treat them properly. Drinking lots of water will help to flush the body out quickly. Keeping your mouth busy and keeping a chart of what is occurring when you have a craving will help you to keep an eye on what is going on with your body.

Keep in mind that not everyone will have feelings of withdrawal. Taking a walk or calling a friend when you feel like smoking will help you to be able to be stay smoke free while you are trying to quit smoking. Willpower is important, your success will also depend on how badly you want to quit smoking, and whether or not you believe that, you can do it. Quit smoking cold turkey is the only method that is free, and definitely the one you can use to be crowned with success.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Beating that old demon nicotine

cold turkey quit smoking processBeating any addiction is hard; just ask anyone who has tried. However, addictions can be beaten; just ask anyone who has succeeded. What about cigarettes? For many, they are the toughest addiction to overcome – perhaps tougher now than ever, given these stressful times.

Smokers can find tons of information on topics including quit smoking medications, nicotine replacement therapy, and nicotine withdrawal symptoms and quit smoking programs. If you are now a smoker who has tried to quit and failed, or if you’re a former smoker, who has passed successfully through the hells of withdrawal, then you too are likely smiling, because you know that smoking is one of the most harmful things ever.

If you are a smoker and you want to quit, you might need to try a different way. There are numerous options to beat the addiction, including simplest and arduous cold turkey quit smoking process. If you are brave enough to quit cold turkey, there is a popular book among ex-smokers titled "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking" by Allen Carr. The book, written by a man who almost let the addiction kill him, is compelling, non-preachy and asks you to use your mind to overcome addiction.

There is no easy way to quit smoking when you have been hooked for a while. You must really be determined to stop. Moreover, you must tough it out no matter what method you use. Take it day by day. Eventually, the cravings become less intense and you begin to feel deep relief.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Talk To Your Doctor

A new year can bring new motivation, but motivation isn’t what will help you quit smoking. You can’t just wake up one morning and expect things to be perfectly smooth from there on, it takes time, it takes effort and it takes some work, but when people engage in groups and take the right treatment, most are able to succeed.

Half of the smokers will try to quit at the start of January each year, but the majority of those who try to use self-control and go cold turkey will not succeed. However, fewer than 10 percent of those who quit cold turkey stop smoking for a year or longer. It's tough because smoker are going to go through nicotine withdrawal; smoker will get depressed, will get the shakes and will get irritable. This could go on for weeks.

Smokers sometimes try other methods to quit, including laser treatments, hypnosis and acupuncture. Few, if any, studies exist on their effectiveness. They all work in the area of suggestion, which can help some people, but another thing that works well is simply talking with your doctor for 15 minutes about why you should stop smoking.