Despite the warning that smokers are liable to die young, more than 9% of Nigerians are addicted to smoking cigarette.
Doctors have warned that Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Cigarettes contain about 600 ingredients, many of which can also be found in cigars and hookahs. When these ingredients burn, they generate more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the American Lung Association.
Many of those chemicals are poisonous and at least 69 of them are linked to cancer. Smoking can lead to a variety of ongoing complications in the body, as well as long-term effects on your body systems.
While smoking can increase your risk of a variety of problems over several years, some of the bodily effects are immediate Daily Episode has interviewed Tahir M Muhammad, a retired police officer who shares his experience after quitting smoking.
Mr. Mohammed has disclosed that, Smoking cigarette is a dangerous addiction because it do more harm than good. Saying when you are addicted to smoking you lose your hard-earned money, dignity and self-esteem, cigarette burn and stain cloth unnecessary.
I quit smoking because I realized whenever I smoke cigarette my body becomes smoky odor, people feels uncomfortable with me.
My doctor told me that Nicotine makes me sweat more, and taints the way my sweat smells. If you sweat profusely, your skin will start to smell like rancid smoke when I wake up in the morning, I feel dizziness, laziness and distress for no reason.
I usually spend six to seven days without spooking, but I consume 2 and half pack a day, 1 and half pack at once and 1 more pack after closing from work.
Ever since I quit smoking, I become safe and free from all it implications. I thank Almighty Allah for answering my prayer to quit.
I like the companionships from people. My advice to addicted smokers is to save a life by quitting. When you quit smoking for only three days, you will be happy and free from chest pain.