The most common beliefs about smoking

I've been smoking for so long that they no longer benefit from stopping.

False. The benefits of cessation do not diminish with age. The benefits of ending smoking are felt quickly, even though smoker has been smoking for years. Immediately during the first days the carbon monoxide level of the blood drops to normal, nicotine disappears from the body and the smell and taste are greatly improved.

Even after two weeks of non-smoking, the circulation and pulmonary function and physical performance improve. One year later, the risk of heart attack has dropped to half

It is also worth remembering that the non-smoker also saves clear money. Ending is always worthwhile.

Only chain shakers have nicotine addiction. Less smoking can, at any time, give up smoking.

False. Tobacco can become addicted very quickly. Most of the addictions occur a few days or weeks after the first cigarette. If you only smoke in your company or in restaurant meals, you may be in the Social dependence. The good side of the situation is that nicotine addiction is often low, and the physical withdrawal symptoms of cessation usually arise.

Smoking is not health-related, if I smoke only occasionally.

False. The belief in the risk of occasional smoking is quite common, but unfortunately it is wrong. Even a few cigarettes a day raise the risk of most tobacco diseases and cause dependence.

Light cigarettes are less unhealthy.

False. Light cigarettes have carbon monoxide, tar and other harmful substances that you breathe into your body even more than ordinary cigarettes. Light cigarettes contains more than twice as much tar and other substances than your cigarette retail pack says. The quantities of tar and nicotine reported by manufacturers are not based on actual smoking habits. Studies have shown that cigarette smokers in fact pull longer and deeper breaths at denser pace and smoke more efficiently than those based on tobacco manufacturers' experiments.

Smoking keeps you slim.

False. Tobacco or nicotine does not lose weight nor smoking lower your weight. After cessation of smoking, weight can strive to rise. The most common cause for weight gain is increased eating. Hunger and increased appetite are common withdrawal symptoms and often last longer than other symptoms. Revitalizing the taste and smell further increase appetite. Metabolism may also slow down after cessation. This may cause, for example, fluid accumulation in the body.

Smoking is sexy.

True and false. The tobacco industry has long ago advertised its product by incorporating such images as independence, freedom, sexism. With this powerful advertising, many people see something sexy in smoking. At least as many as others the smoky mouth and breath and men's erectile dysfunction due to smoking are not at all sexy.

It is more difficult for women to stop smoking.

False. Quitting smoking and its success is very individual. Some cessation can already be successful with the first attempt, but on average 3-4 attempts are needed - regardless of the gender of the killer. In some studies, however, it has been found that quitting smoking would be more difficult for women and that women are trying to quit smoking more often than men, but there is no solid evidence.


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