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Facts about smoking
- All tobacco products: cigarettes, soueika, shisha, cigar contain poisonous products.
- Cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals and 70 of these are known to cause cancer
- Tobacco conations Nicotine, a poisonous substance that also causes addiction just like Cocaine and Heroine
- One drop of pure liquid nicotine can kill a person
- Smoking is a major cause of preventable deaths and diseases
- Smoking causes cancer, cardiovascular diseases and lung diseases and clots
- Smoking causes 87% of all lung cancers
- Smoking related diseases not uncommonly seen in young persons.
- Studies have shown that for every cigarette smoked, the smoker loses 7 minutes of his or her lifetime.
- Cigar smokers are 14 times more likely to suffer cancer of the throat, larynx and esophagus than nonsmokers.
- More than one million people worldwide die because of smoking
- Passive or second hand smoke kills around 56 thousand people every year
- Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage and fetal abnormalities
- Babies of smoking parents are 7 times more prone to die than others.
- Smoking causes bad mouth smell, yellow teeth and bad odor of your clothes
- If you didn’t start smoking as a teen, chances are you’ll never smoke
- Within 5 years after quitting, a smoker’s risk for developing heart disease and lung cancer returns to that of a non-smoker
- 27%-70% of smokers wish they could quit
- If you do smoke, the best thing you can do is quit smoking
Stop smoking for the health and well-being of you and your family
Break the habit. You can stop smoking
Tips to quit smoking
Pick a day to stop smoking.
Keep reminding yourself why you want to quit.
Throw away your cigarettes, lighters, and ashtrays.
Drink water or suck on ice instead of smoking.
Chew sugarless gum or eat a piece of fruit instead of smoking.
Get moving. Whenever you have the urge to smoke, take a walk. Soon the urge will pass.
Make a plan to stay off cigarettes
At first, avoid places that make you want to smoke.
Ask your family and friends not to smoke around you.
At parties, try to be around friends who do not smoke.
When someone offers you a cigarette, say, “No, thank you. I don’t smoke.” You will soon see yourself as a non-smoker.
Be kind to yourself. If you smoke a cigarette, don’t give up. Remind yourself of the reasons you want to quit. Try again
The nicotine in cigarettes is addictive. Quitting smoking is not easy. If you can’t quit the first time— keep trying.
For more information contact:
Smoking Cessation Clinic – Hamad Medical Corporation
Or Appointments office: 44391177