The addictive nature of smoking tobacco, which occurs on many levels, makes it very difficult for people to quit, and is one the reasons why those who try to quit end up smoking again. Despite the health warnings that abound about the risks of tobacco smoking there are still a great number of people who light up on a regular basis. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the world and, although figures vary, the reason for this is because there are between 60 and 80 carcinogens in tobacco cigarettes and 4000 toxic chemicals.
The chemicals in tobacco cigarettes disrupt cell function, which can kill them off or cause mutations that can lead to cancer. There are 25 diseases caused by smoking and five million deaths every year are because of smoking, worldwide.
There is a link between economic status and smoking prevalence and it generally happens more often in lower income communities where awareness of the dangers is low. Of the one billion smokers in the world, 800-million are believed to be from developing countries.
As well as causing a number of cancers and respiratory disease, smoking is also an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. People who smoke and are in their 30s and 40s are five times more likely to have heart attacks than non-smokers.
Smoking is also responsible for many cases of coronary artery disease or atherosclerosis, so the heart does not get enough oxygen and puts the person at greater risk of heart attack. Bypass surgery is risky and dangerous on patients who smoke.
The younger you start smoking the higher your risk is for developing a chronic illness or cancer. One in two people is killed by the habit and half of them who die will be middle aged and experience a premature death.
Cutting down on the amount you smoke may help a little but it is not enough to undo years of damage and internal pollution. Quitting is the only way to restore your health, but in order to do that, you might need some help. If you have tried NTRs and failed then you owe it to yourself to give e-cigarettes a try. The electronic cigarette does not have any of the chemicals contained in tobacco cigarettes and offers you nicotine-free cartridges, so that you can ensure you are only inhaling water vapor and nothing toxic to your body and its long term health.