By IANSlife Features
June 3, 2020 (IANSlife) "Smoking Is Injurious to Health”, This is what we know and is written in every cigarette packet.
Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in most countries across the world. Cigarette smoking damages nearly every organ in the body which includes lungs, heart, blood vessels, reproductive system, mouth, skin, eyes,” and bones. The risk of developing lung cancer and head and neck cancer in those who smoke early in the morning is greater than those who smoke late in the day. Studies show that smoking within 30 min increases the cancer risk by 1.79 times which is more than one who smokes 60 mins after getting up from bed. So, now the question arises how to quit smoking as there are possibilities of physical and psychological cravings.
Physical cravings are your body’s reaction towards nicotine withdrawal.
Psychological cravings are triggered by events in your life by lighting up cigarette when you got to washroom, driving, socialising etc
These cravings last for few minutes say 5-10 minutes these cravings come off strongly and the rule of thumb is to deal with these cravings as they come one by one. Simply shift gears and do different at the moment. By doing this, you can divert your thought process and prevent physical and psychological dependence
Dr Jayanta Thakuria, Sr. Consultant-Internal Medicine, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad shares few tips to divert your thoughts:
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