Effects of Smoking & Drinking on Your Health
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Smoking and drinking are perhaps the two worst enemies of a human being, given that both these habits can lead to a multitude of severe health conditions. Yet, even after knowing the negative consequences, people chose to smoke and consume liquor. These substances are highly addictive, and once you fall for them, it is extremely difficult to return to a normal, tobacco and alcohol-free life.
Youngsters smoke and drink because they feel these habits make them look classy and matured. They also try to find an escape as they gulp down liquor and smoke cigars and cigarettes. However, their addiction, solace, or maybe escapade gradually leads them to a fatalistic end.
If you or any of your loved ones have fallen into the clutch of this deadly addiction, we request you to go through this blog to know how detrimental these habits can be to the health.
Do Not Smoke and Choke Yourself to Death!
Most probably, you already know that cigarettes contain chemical compounds and toxic chemicals. So, let's get into the details and know what a cigarette really consists of. A single cigarette contains almost 4000 chemical compounds and over 400 toxic chemicals, such as DDT, arsenic, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, tar, and so on.
We are sure that even these details won't deter you from smoking. So, you really need to know that the nicotine content in a cigarette makes it exceedingly addictive. This ingredient always compels you to break your new year's resolution of leaving the bad habit of smoking.
There are several health conditions that a smoker will surely develop, sooner or later. Let us have a look at the list:
- High blood pressure
- Increased cholesterol level
- Reduced bone density
- Risk of infertility
- Preterm delivery
- Infant death syndrome
- Cancer in the pancreas, kidney, mouth, throat, etc.
- Heart attack, Stroke
- Lung cancer
- Coronary artery diseases.
Does the list seem to be never-ending and a bit scary? Indeed, it is!
Say No to Alcohol!
Are you gulping down your sorrow with a glassful of alcohol? Here's what you need to know once you get back your senses.
Well, if you drink occasionally and prefer having just a drink or two, then it is acceptable up to a certain age. However, if you indulge in heavy drinking on a regular basis, know that your health is slowly dwindling.
For men, having more than 15 drinks a week is considered to be fatal. The number goes down to 7 for all the ladies out there. Also, it should be kept in mind that for some people, alcohol is just like poison. For instance, kids under the age of 18, or those people who have some health conditions, pregnant ladies, and patients on medication must not have liquor at any cost.
Let us have a look at some of the immediate impacts of heavy drinking on our health:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Impaired judgement
- Acute intoxication
- Blurred vision
- Alcohol poisoning.
Now have a look at the long-term impact of alcohol on your health:
- Liver cirrhosis
- Gastric problems
- High blood pressure
- Alcohol dependence
- Memory impairment
- Psychological conditions
- Miscarriages in women.
To Wrap Up
Will you still want to grab a glass of wine or light up a cigarette after knowing the harm they can do to you? Remember that your health should be your topmost priority. Good health is important not just for you but for your family as well. Remember that your addiction is not as strong as your willpower and mental strength. Hence, you can easily quit alcohol and cigarettes with strong determination. All you need to do is make a choice and let go of your smoking and drinking habit to better your health and better the future of your family.
Studies have revealed that working out helps immensely calm down your mind and control your addictive behaviours when trying to quit liquor and cigarettes. Therefore, working out in any renowned fitness studio, such as Plus Fitness, is a great idea. These studios offer effective workout sessions which will not only keep you away from cigarettes and alcohol but also help you gain a shapely and fit body and live a blissful life.
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