What? Smoking can Age You Faster? Yes, you read that right, smoking accelerates aging. Smoking is harmful, not only to human health, but also to society. As long as there are signs of life in any organized organism, it must breathe, exhale carbon dioxide from the body, inhale oxygen from the air, and metabolize to maintain normal life activities. People who don’t smoke can breathe in a lot of fresh air every day. People who often smoke, but can not enjoy the benefits of nature, inhalation is not fresh air, but the toxic gas polluted by smoke. Tobacco leaves contain the toxic nicotine, also known as nicotine. One gram of nicotine can kill 300 rabbits or 500 mice. If you give someone 50 milligrams of nicotine, it’ll kill them.
Smoking is the most harmful to respiratory tract, it is easy to cause laryngitis, tracheitis, emphysema and other cough. When you smoke, the smoke enters through your mouth, through your throat, trachea, bronchus, and into your bloodstream.
Women who smoke age faster than others
Some experts pointed out that the lack of oxygen in the body will accelerate the speed of human aging. And women who smoke are more prone to hypoxia than others.
The reason for the occurrence of hypoxia may be because smoking will inhale a lot of smoke, which contains carbon monoxide, when it is inhaled into the body, it will be preferentially absorbed by hemoglobin, which will lead to insufficient oxygen intake and temporary hypoxia problem.
Therefore, the longer the smoking age of women, the more the problem of hypoxia, so long-term smoking women are much older than others.
In addition, studies have shown that women who smoke for a long time are prone to early menopause, which means that the possibility of aging is coming.
This is because postmenopausal women will reduce the secretion of female hormones, women do not have enough female hormones in the body, it will seriously affect the health of the skin. Makes the skin easy to become elastic or poor elasticity, long spots, often skin and so on. Let a woman’s skin continue to age, start to look older.
In addition, when the estrogen secretion in the woman’s body is insufficient, the bones will not only become light, but also easily become soft (or brittle), and there may be a fracture crisis if you are not careful. Bones become weak, which is one of the signs of aging.
The only way to alleviate this phenomenon is to quit smoking
At present, it is found that the appearance of aging does not matter, as long as smoking cessation allows the body to return to normal functions can alleviate aging. So what are the ways to quit smoking?
1. Decline method
Many people at the beginning of smoking cessation is directly do not smoke, in fact, smoking cessation needs to be a cycle of asymptotic. Quitting smoking completely in the first place is usually not successful. The best way should be to slowly reduce the number of cigarettes every day, such as smoking a pack today, then tomorrow you can smoke half a pack, the day after tomorrow smoke five and so on.
2. Get rid of anything related to cigarettes
When you really smoke one a day, then you can choose to throw away all the props about cigarettes such as lighters and ashtrays to avoid being unable to resist.
3. Find alternatives
Many people want to smoke after a meal, so we should eliminate this idea. You can eat some fruit after a meal, or go for a walk and find an alternative to cigarettes.
4. Stay away from smoking
Do you know any good places to smoke? Restaurants, ktv and so on are the gathering place of smoking, so if you want to quit smoking, try to stay away from the party.
Some friends reflect that the above steps have tried, but they are all quit for a while but relapse is more severe, there are other better ways? Yes, that’s using e-cigarettes!
What is an e-cigarette?
Electronic cigarettes are a kind of electronic products that imitate cigarettes, with the same appearance, smoke, taste and feeling as cigarettes. It is a product that allows users to smoke after nicotine is turned into steam through atomization and other means. Electronic cigarettes simulate real cigarette taste, smoke and other factors, but in fact, the smoke produced by electronic cigarettes is essentially water vapor, which does not cause any harm to the human body, will not produce soot and second-hand smoke, and will not cause pollution to the environment. At the same time, electronic cigarettes can help you stay away from the harm of tobacco, through the simulation of the real smoking, swallowing and spitting process, you can feel the same pleasure as traditional cigarettes, but also slowly reduce smoking addiction, healthy replacement of cigarettes, to meet the physiological and psychological needs of smokers who quit smoking, so that smokers gradually get rid of the dependence on cigarettes. So if you don’t want to age faster, throw away your cigarettes and pick up an e-cigarette.