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100 Questions & Answers About How to Quit Smoking by Charles Herrick

By Charles Herrick

Even if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, a chum or relative, this ebook deals support. the single quantity on hand to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately how one can give up smoking supplies authoritative, functional solutions for your questions on the results of smoking and the easiest recommendations for quitting the behavior. Written through a trendy psychiatrist, with genuine sufferer remark, this e-book is a useful source for an individual dealing with the scientific, mental, and emotional turmoil of smoking.

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Several studies have concluded that smoking damages the DNA in the cells, causing carcinogenic changes that contribute to the risk 32 100 Questions & Answers About How to Quit smoking of developing cancer. Over 19 primary carcinogens have been identified in tobacco smoke, of which the major constituents were discussed previously in Question 13. the basics 15. What is meant by a “safe” cigarette? A “safe” cigarette is one that has been modified in such a manner as to significantly reduce the amount of tar and nicotine delivered to the body.

Individuals can be genetically more susceptible to becoming addicted to tobacco. 2. Individuals can be genetically more susceptible to the various diseases tobacco causes. 3. Tobacco itself can directly alter DNA and cause the cell to mutate. Three separate studies have identified a genetic link between the susceptibility to become addicted and increasing the likelihood of developing lung cancer by up to 80%. These genetic variations involve a region on chromosome 15, which codes for the nicotine receptors.

During the 1980s, cigarette consumption reached a critical point, after which the rates of smoking in the United States began a slow and progressive decline. In 1982, onethird (33%) of all adults were smokers; three years later the number had fallen to 30%. The second Surgeon General’s Report about secondhand smoke, published in 1986, set off a cataclysmic shift away from public smoking because it adversely affected both smokers and nonsmokers. Workplace initiatives banning cigarette smoking proliferated.

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