Tag: nicotine

How to Quit Smoking?

While getting addicted to tobacco is a life-changing event, to quit it too is one that challenges one’s willpower and resistance. However,quit-smoking when the idea of quitting comes from the heart it can be easier and research proved beyond question that a combination approach can be quite helpful to quit smoking such as counseling, go with depression medications, use of nicotine replacements such as patches, gums, inhalers, etc.

Quitting tobacco or smoking can be a slow process in great majority of cases and it calls for serious planning, discipline, commitment as well as courage on the part of the quitting aspirant.

Identify your quit day:

Set off quitting from a particular date or day, to help you plan your ways to handle co-smokers, places where smoking is the most happening thing, friends that provoke you to smoke, etc. Choose a date that will not be stressful. It would be perfect to start from a day you smoke really very little.

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Get Rid Of Your Panic Attacks

I am walking up the street, full moon is shining in the sky filled with bright stars scattered all over it, cool breeze is refreshing my panic_attacks_jpgmind and I can smell the tulips — all of a sudden everything around me seems alien and unfamiliar.

I feel fright rising inside me, getting worse by every passing moment. Sweat drops appear on my forehead, my heartbeat races, and legs tremble. Something from within me tells me to run back home, which I do immediately. I crash into my bed and cry helplessly!!!

What was it that I just suffered from? It was a Panic Attack, classified as an Anxiety disorder. Panic attack is a sudden episode of acute and overwhelming apprehension and terror.

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Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Increase Dementia Risk

According to a new study, people, who have significant exposure to passive smoke, have 44% higher risk of becoming a victim of secondhand-smokedementia.

Though some previous studies have found some links between higher risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, the current study is the leading review till today which shows a relation between dementia risk and secondhand smoke.

“There is a link between secondhand smoke exposure and cognitive function that is often, but not always, reckoned a sign of dementia,” says Iain Lang, the lead author of the study.

According to Lang, the amount of passive smoke exposure serves as the risk factor for impaired cognitive function and those people, who have higher exposure, are at considerably higher risk of the disease.

The study has been published in the journal BJM online issue.

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