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Often the fear that we will gain weight restrains us from quitting smoking. Indeed, after stopping nicotine, the metabolism changes, our appetite returns, and the dishes taste better. However, whether we get fat after quitting smoking depends largely on ourselves.

More differences between a man and a woman have recently been revealed. They concern not only the structure, but also the building material, and therefore different chemical reactions. White women become addicted to the drugnicotinethe fastest. These are the conclusions of studies conducted in the last 10 years in the USA and Canada on a total group of over 22,000 people. people. White girls under the age of 18 are the most sensitive to nicotine, while the least sensitive are men in their 50s, whose race doesn't matter anymore, says Denise Kandel, psychologist at Columbia University in New York . Men are better at being systematically poisoned. Their skin is thicker, less sensitive to dryness, changes are slower and less visible. In addition, the loss of beauty usually makes a smaller impression on them. Meanwhile, it is an important matter for a woman. Looking in the mirror, he wants to please himself. She wants to be beautiful, elegant and independent. Let us remind you thatcigarettesfirstly, they are very harmful to beauty, secondly, they are a negation of elegance, and thirdly, they prove addiction. One more thing: a woman has more sense and usually knows more about he alth than the average man. He can care for others. Cigarettes do not suit her at all. Do something about it. Start with yourself and your home.

Smoking destroys he alth and takes away beauty

Smoke entering the lungs and bloodstream quickly causes the blood vessels to contract, which means that less nutrients flow to the farthest corners of the body and will be used less. Wounds healing (including those after a beauty facelift) is delayed, and the condition of many skin diseases, such as acne and psoriasis, is exacerbated. Inflammation increases in the area of ​​the mucous membranes of the mouth, tongue and gums, as well as in the gastrointestinal tract. By smoking cigarettes, you run the risk of developing stomach ulcers, coughing and shortness of breath. You become more prone to colds. About other diseases that you invite to yourself, including such terrible as cancer, not evenI will mention, because you surely think that this cannot apply to you. Well, let me tell you something else: you'll get old faster. And uglier.Smoking cigarettesis a great obstacle in achieving a nice appearance in later years. In time, imperceptibly, your teeth will darken unappetizingly and your fingers will turn yellow. In the mirror you will see a "tobacco face". Dermatologists will recognize it sooner than you do, at first glance - it is the deeper and deeper lines running from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth, and a dull complexion.

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A man has to grow up for everything. Just like me, I finally matured. Leaving the apartment, I met a 70-year-old neighbor with a cigarette in her mouth. The sight of an elderly woman with a very ugly complexion was decisive. No poster says as much as a real-life example. I realized that if I don't quit now, my children and grandchildren will be ashamed of me in the future.

Smoking accelerates menopause

Tobacco smoke reduces estrogen levels, which has various effects. It speeds up menopause and increases the likelihood of osteoporosis. But let's assume that you are not afraid of menopause for now, so let's stick to wrinkles. They arise earlier, and those that are deepen. This is because the amount of collagen fibers and elastin in the skin is reduced. No wonder that in your thirties you can easily distinguish between a non-smoker and a smoker. You may be interested in knowing that smoking increases the harmful effects of sunlight on the skin, dries it out and stimulates the production of free radicals. They deprive it of flexibility and make it regenerate worse and worse. At the same time, the substances contained in the smoke remove vitamins A, C and E from the skin, which are important oxidants (their task is to protect the skin against the invasion of free radicals). If you smoke and use birth control pills you increase your risk of heart disease, blood clots and stroke. After the age of 30, this risk is already very high. Do not be under the illusion that you are safe, because you smoke little. There is no "safe" number of cigarettes smoked. Everyone increases the heartbeat, narrows blood vessels, lowers the temperature of fingers and toes. It destroys beauty and shortens life.

You poison your baby by smoking while pregnant

As much as 30 percent pregnant women smoke. Children who thrive in them smoke with them! They risk miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth. They expose them to the fact that it will be small, not resistant, hypoxic, that it will develop less well. The likelihood of cancer and cot death increases. All of this applies not only to the offspring of smokersmothers, but also fathers. So why not quit smoking for two, even before you get pregnant? But if you fail, pregnancy is the best time to stop smoking. And it is forever. Many women survive the entire pregnancy and breastfeeding period without smoking, and then the smoke becomes more important than reason. Passive smoking - being in the company of smokers - is very dangerous for a pregnant woman. All carcinogenic, radioactive and poisonous components of tobacco smoke inhaled by it, along with the blood through the umbilical cord, pass into the blood of the fetus. Once you have given birth and breastfed by smoking in front of your baby, you will continue to poison your baby. Take into account that children breathe faster than adults, so they absorb more smoke. In addition, the smoke that is not sucked into the lungs of the smoker, but is circulating in the room, contains more tar and carbon monoxide and is therefore more poisonous.

Passive smoking, hazardous to he alth

Do you want your child to smoke cigarettes? If you smoke, it smokes passively with you. His future choices will depend on his childhood experiences and observations. You are the one who gives him the behavioral patterns for life. Numerous studies show that attitudes adopted from parents are the most durable. This applies to the division between good and evil. Also drinking alcohol and smoking. - Act as you would like your child to behave - says Beata Mierzejewska, a pedagogue-therapist from the Therapeutic School Complex in Warsaw. - When you automatically reach for a cigarette in nervousness, your child learns that smoking makes them feel better. The child needs patterns, so he imitates the parents. Every day it absorbs and assimilates what they do, not what they say. Therefore, all advice and sermons taken together are not so much as deeds. The example works stronger than the words. Think about whether you are a good role model. By smoking cigarettes, you increase the likelihood that your children will also smoke. "When a teenager reaches for a cigarette for the first time, he feels the inner consent of his smoking parents," writes Beata Mierzejewska.

Quitting smoking doesn't necessarily mean you will gain weight

One in six women is prevented from quitting because of the fear that they will gain weight. Indeed, after stopping nicotine, the metabolism changes and the appetite increases, but not every smoker is slim and not every slim person smokes! Only a third of ex-smokers gain weight, men usually by three kilograms, women no more than four. This is a small price to pay for getting rid of addiction. And not everyone pays it. If you are concerned about weight management, eat properly. It is enough to maintain a proper diet and increase activityphysical.

You must do it
  • Eat regularly at fixed times, the smallest dinner.
  • Like wholemeal bread and bran.
  • To eliminate sucking, chew on e.g. raw carrots, pumpkin seeds, eat fruit between meals.
  • Drink plenty of water, fruit and vegetable juices (vitamins in their natural form are also used to regenerate the poisoned body).
  • Count calories.
  • For the first three months, you weigh yourself every day.
  • Walk, exercise or sign up for gymnastics, dancing, yoga, aerobics or swimming pools every day, enjoy it, relax.

Cigarette smoking statistics

100 million people died due to smoking in the 20th century. It's like a gigantic epidemic. There are nine million smokers in Poland - 40 percent. adults; men and 20 percent. adult women. About 80 percent. smokers would like to quit smoking. In Poland, women between the ages of 30 and 49 smoke most often (every third). The number of smokers in this age group is constantly increasing. As much as 70 percent admit to having contact with cigarettes. fifteen-year-old girls. About 40 percent. Polish women smoking the first cigarette within half an hour after waking up. This is already an addiction. Regular smokers smoke 14 cigarettes a day. The average Polish woman has almost 19 years of smoking experience. At the end of the nineties in Poland, 20 percent smoked. pregnant women. Epidemiological studies show that one in ten women aged 35-64 will die prematurely due to smoking. You don't feel the stench that surrounds you, but you may see deeper and deeper lines running from the nostrils to the corners of your mouth, your complexion dull. After many years, there will be permanent discoloration on the teeth and yellowing of the fingers.

ATTENTION! As much as 70 percent admit to having contact with cigarettes. 15-year-old girls. Meanwhile, studies in the US and Canada have shown that for white girls under the age of 18, nicotine is the most dangerous for them; they get addicted to it even within a few days!

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