Today is World No - Tobacco Day !!!!

India
May 31, 2009 12:27am CST
Well today ie:- 31st may is declared as the world no-tobacco day and this very day you will find many awareness programmes running in your area, your newspapers, etc.......i was once into smoking but gave up for good and i feel that life is much better now.......though some may find it very difficult to quit but it is not impossible, even i found it very difficult to quit smoking but finally i did.....trust me you will fell much better....... Some of the benefits immediately achieved after you quit smoking :- Changes After Quitting cigarette within..... 20 minutes:- Blood pressure and pulse drop to a normal rate 8 hours:- Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal and oxygen level goes up. 24 hours:- Chances of heart attack goes down 48 hours:- Ability to smell and taste begins to improve because the nerve endings start growing again... 2 weeks to 3 months:- Lung function improves by 30% and circulation improves 1 month to 9 months:- Coughing, sinus congestion, tiredness, and shortness of breathing decreases. 1 year:- Risk of coronary artery disease is half that of a smoker. 5 Year:- Lung cancer death rate goes down by one half, aging effects get delayed and life span lengthens..... What more can you ask for........if you want all of the above mentioned benefits then kick that cigarette butt right now......and feel the difference !!!!! have a healthy life
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• United States
31 May 09
See, hearing World No Tobbaco day, and all those above the influence commercials just make me want to smoke. As a matter of fact, I'm going to light up right now. I think that though smoking is hazardous to your health, we as humans should be able to decide whether or not we are going to distroy our own bodies. It isn't anyone's business but our own. Thank you... *puff* *puff* *wheeze*
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
31 May 09
My reaction exactly!
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• United States
1 Jun 09
I think all this anti smoking bullspit is just making smokers want to smoke even more. I know that's how I was. I did manage to quit about 2 months ago, only because of the costs though. But I know everytime I saw an anti smoking commercial I'd light up!
• India
1 Jun 09
oh yes i agree.......it wasn't for you anyways......it is only for people who wish to LIVE and not to DIE......as you rightly mention that it isn't anyone's business, i agree even i thought the same few years back......one of my friend who started smoking with me is suffering from bronchitis.......so i am glad i quit, and i do want to live........ Have a nice day !!!!!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
31 May 09
Hi John4Christ, I agree with you, I too quit smoking almost 17 years ago and I've felt much better. Now I can't imagine why anyone would want to smoke. Blessings.
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@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
31 May 09
i believe that the United Nations is not doing much on telling people to stop smoking, there are lots of young people who are smoking heavily worldwide but do not know or they just claim ignorance of the several diseases associated with the menace, apart from lung cancer, smokers are also liable to some erectile dysfunction problems and bad breath
@fufsky (40)
• China
1 Jun 09
But if the smokers had smoke that day, who knows?
@technoobs (408)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
Great infos about what benefits we receive after stopping to smoke. People should be aware now of what it can do to our body regardless of smokers and second hand smokers.