Want to quit puffing Your life away? Hemp Extracts can Help!
Bored, nervous, stressed? Reach for cigarettes to handle any of these? Do you find yourself looking at disgust with that burning stick between your fingers and wanting to give it up, but just can't seem to do it? Quitting smoking is difficult in the best of conditions. Without help and guidance, oftentimes it results in failure.
Throughout the years, there have been dozens of programs to lead people on a path to smoking cessation. Nicotine addiction is, however, a multi-faceted problem. It requires treatment of both the physical body and a person's mental health. Some are more difficult than others. Irritability, weight gain, nausea, and so many other symptoms can arise from the process that make it seemingly easier just to keep smoking.
Perhaps the most insidious of tobacco's properties is it's addictive nature. So many people would quit for the health benefits, but can't seem to get over the hold that nicotine has on them. Once it takes root, it holds sway over so much of a person's life, including their health (physical and mental), social relationships, and even their finances!
But recent years have seen the rise of a new method of controlling some of these, and making the transition from smoker to non-smoker easier. Hemp Extracts (CBD etc.) have shown promise with treating the negative effects of quitting, and paving the way to giving someone a brighter, healthier future as a non-smoker.
How Smoking Affects Your Health
Smoking is, by and far, one of the most harmful activities to which you can subject your body. It affects nearly every organ and system in your body negatively! Here are some facts and statistics that may help motivate you to crush out the cigarettes'.
Cigarette smoking is responsible for nearly half-a-million deaths (nearly 1 out of 5) in the United States yearly.
Every year, more deaths are attributed to smoking than HIV, drug use, alcohol use, vehicle and firearms accidents combined.
Compared to all the deaths in war since the U.S. became a country, greater than 10 times as many deaths have occurred as the result of smoking.
9 out of 10 lung-cancer deaths are due to smoking with more women succumbing to lung cancer than breast cancer yearly.
80% of deaths from COPD are because of smoking.
We could add several more, but you get the point. It is safe to say that smoking increases the likelihood of a person meeting their early demise by more than a comfortable factor. It has been called the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
What you gain from quitting smoking
Stopping smoking is difficult, but can pay off in dividends for your health and longevity. It can be the single biggest positive health decision you may ever make (aside from not starting in the first place). Let's look at how the body responds over time to illustrate these positive effects.
1 Hour After:
Heart Rate Lowers.
Blood Pressure begins lowering and Circulation improves.
12 Hours After:
Excess Carbon Monoxide (CO) is filtered from the body, returning to normal and allowing the body's Oxygen (O2) levels to increase.
1 Day After:
Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Heart Disease, and Heart Attack risk all begin to drop.
Average Blood Pressures, body temperature, and pulse rate will begin to drop.
Physical activity and exercise become easier to do.
2 Days After:
The person may notice a heightened sense of taste and/or smell as these nerves and receptors begin to heal.
3 Days After:
This is when the Nicotine levels in the body have depleted to near zero. Unfortunately, this is also the point where withdrawal symptoms may begin (Moodiness, irritability, etc.) as the body copes.
1 Month After:
Lungs begin to heal and lung-capacity increases.
Endurance increases, leading to improved performance in activities like running and jumping.
9 Month's After:
The lungs have healed significantly, allowing the cilia (filtration mechanism) to perform normally.
Lung infections and coughing become less frequent.
1 Year After: