Smoking Cessation Cigarette smoking is widely accepted as one of the most readily available addictive substances a person can buy. A person may visit any corner store, any gas station, and there would be a strong chance cigarettes would be sold behind the register. A respiratory Therapists practice revolves around the lungs, not only do they treat patients suffering from pulmonary diseases, but they also help patients move away from unhealthy habits which may have a damaging impact on their lungs and respiratory system, namely smoking. The following points will further explore the Respiratory Therapist part in smoking cessation, such as their role in patient education and prevention, patient counseling as well as their role in forming a treatment
If a person smokes, quitting can decelerate the harm to the lungs (Essig, 2008). Exposure to chemicals and gases can be prevented in an occupational setting if a mask is worn (Mayo, 2010).
Lung cancer is downright horrible for you, cigarettes are the main cause for lung cancer. Do you want cancer, bet not cancer kills a lot of people year round (approximately 3.3 million on average). Don’t be one, dont be a fool, dont SMOKE.
Smoking also causes some serious respiratory diseases. Emphysema is a disease that robs a person of their ability to breathe. This disease is terminal and it kills you. It destroys a little bit of your lungs at a time so you don’t even realize there is problem. Patients who have emphysema can survive for many years with the help of oxygen tanks and special breathing exercises. Everyday activities, like shopping, cleaning, or exercising are some things that you can’t do in the later stages of emphysema. Elaine Landau says in her book “Cigarettes” that one cigarette lessens a smokers life by 7 minutes. Overall smoking is very dangerous a deadly it causes over 300,000 deaths a year in the United States. So if you’re ever offered one just remember how dangerous it is even if it only lessens your life by 7 minutes. However you don’t have to smoke to be harmed by cigarette. This leads us to the effects of secondhand smoke. Inhaling smoke from others is called passive smoking.
Attention/Introduction A. Background: We have all heard it 1,000 times. Smoking is bad for your health. It is one of the worst things you can voluntarily do to your body. You’re probably sitting there thinking to yourself… “Great! I get to listen to another lecture about how bad smoking is.” And if you are like me, you have gotten tired of hearing about it and watching commercials about it. It seems like it never goes away! But… What are you doing about it?
The Australian average statistic for people that smoke is 23.3%. The employed adult average statistic is 84%. Knowing this we can roughly estimate that in the average workplace 1 out of 4-5 people will smoke. The Australian average for people that suffer from asthma is 18%. This makes 1 out of 5 people in the workplace will suffer from some form of asthma. Unfortunately, having smokers allowed to smoke in and around the premise of a workplace limits the interactions the asthma sufferers can have with other workmates as well as limiting the areas the sufferers may go due to the thick, tar soaked air.
There are some important things that I would like to bring to your attention after doing some extensive research. According to webmd.com, did you know that out of the entire population, 20.9% of them smoke? Out of that 20.9%, 15.5% die of smoke related diseases! Not to mention the people affected by second hand smoke. According to cancer.org, more than 41,000 Americans die from secondhand smoke exposure every year. According to the class survey, none of you smoke, which is a good thing! But most of you know someone that does smoke, and most of you said that the people that smoke are closely related to you such as your parents, grandparents or friends. Let me tell you how I relate to this topic.. My brother had sleep apnea and was eventually killed by it. He passed away in his sleep after his lungs collapsed. You might be thinking, how does this relate to smoking? Well he
The fact remains that smoke is bad if you are looking to maintain the good health of your lungs, but, we cannot refute the other fact that there are individuals who enjoy smoking. For this category of people, it is good to try and look for smoking methods that are less harmful to your health.
Throw out Smoking Paraphernalia: If you are to quit smoking, remove all things that will make you to start smoking again. Like lighters, matches, paraphernalia, roach clips, containers or empty out all your pockets to make sure that there is not any smoking
At first, I would like to ask you about your details if I may. Have you ever been admitted to hospital due to health issues? Are you taking any medications now? May I ask you about your family? I need to know your habits, so do you drink or smoke? How many cigarettes do you smoke per day? What do you mean by 3? You mean 3 cigarettes or 3 packages? I see you point. I understand that stopping smoking is very difficult, but there is no need to worry. Some people can give up smoking single handedly, but it is a rare case. Many are struggling to do it like you. I am positive that you can able to quit smoking, and in order to achieve this purpose, I would like to give you some tips. The first one is that perhaps you could cut down cigarettes gradually and eventually, you can give it up. If you try to stop smoking from right now, it is very hard. The reason is that nicotine, which is one of the main chemical substances contained in a cigarette, is highly addictive, and nicotine makes quitting smoking difficult. This is a natural body response, so this is not because of the strength of your will. The second one is that it better to consult with nicotine therapy programmes. You can get a lot of useful information about stopping smoking. The last tip is that why do not you see a GP, he or she can introduce specialists who can give you the best advice about your problem. It is up to you, so you can choose whatever you like.
Quit smoking entirely. Also avoid passive smoking. In the same vein, try to be conscious of the air you breathe
By this age, most of us are very aware of the dangers of smoke, be it second-hand or not. Maybe we have family members or friends who are intimate with the addiction and can see the symptoms all too well. We have all walked by someone who has just smoked, or is smoking. If you’ve inhaled the smoke, you likely have experienced coughing, dizziness and possibly irritation of the eyes and nose.
The large particles in cigarette smoke, commonly known as “tar”, collect in the branching points of the lungs. The tar contains carcinogenic compounds that increase the risk of lung cancer. The small particles in cigarette smoke, including carcinogens, irritants, and corrosive chemicals, collect in the small air sacs in the lungs and damage them. These air sacs are where the blood absorbs oxygen from the air. When the small particles from the cigarette smoke are absorbed into the blood
Coping with Quitting Smoking Quitting smoking is a physical and mental challenge. You will face cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and temptation. Before quitting, work with your health care provider to make a plan that can help you cope. Preparation can help you quit and keep you from giving in. HOW CAN
As a smoker I know the dangers of smoking. From the harmful effects on the human body, to the resulting pollution and waste; smoking is a nasty and lethal habit. We need a smoke-free world because smoking harms smokers, nonsmokers, and the environment.