SMOKING AND MENTAL HEALTHby Mike Cameron
Most people know the physical health risks associated with smoking tobacco cigarettes, but few understand the huge negative influence it has on your life expectancy, mental health and wellbeing. It is a common misconception that smoking helps relaxation and mindfulness. Smoking has the adverse effect and increases long term anxiety and depression. As a result, smokers are more likely to develop mental health issues than non-smokers.
TOBACCO AND MENTAL HEALTH
Other issues due to smoking include yellow teeth, bad breath and a linger stale cigarette smell. These hygiene issues with the poor diet can lead people to have self-doubt about the way they feel about their own appearance and can make them worry about how others may perceive them.
Blood Flow - carbon monoxide in cigarettes narrow arteries which reduce the flood of blood to your heart, muscles, and other body organs, making exercise extremely hard.
Lungs - tar in cigarettes coat your lungs, whilst the phlegm makes your lungs congested, as a result decreasing your lung capacity, damaging your ability to use oxygen and exercise properly.
Heart - smoking makes your heart do extra work due to an increase in resting heart rate, potentially elevating to dangerous levels. Additionally, cigarettes harm blood vessels and reduce oxygen to the heart, making any intense exercise tremendously difficult.
As a result of quitting cigarettes, an individual’s arteries will widen allowing for normal blood flow again and increases oxygen movement within the body.
Feeling better physically can foster a desire to participate in normal exercise, as well as reducing various potential long-term health problems.
WHY IS SMOKING SO ADDICTIVE
NICOTINE AND DOPAMINE
THE BARRIERS TO FIGHTING YOUR ADDICTION
WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE SMOKING HELPS US RELAX?
SMOKERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
SMOKING AND STRESS
SMOKING AND DEPRESSION
THE MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUITTING SMOKING
TIPS TO STOP SMOKING
CAN I SMOKE CIGARETTES AND E-CIGARETTES AT THE SAME TIME?
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