Of the year: the ideal time for giving up Smoking

Stop Smoking in the new year: Quickly a positive impact on the health

Finally stop Smoking is one of the most listened-to new year’s resolutions. Anyone who finds it difficult to let the fingers of cigarettes, it should be borne in mind that the life expectancy is reduced by Smoking are enormous. Who’s going to stop Smoking, you will quickly notice a positive impact on health.

Tobacco use endangers the health of solid

“Smoking is a major health risk and the leading cause of premature mortality,” writes the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Tobacco consumption favoured, among other things, twelve types of cancer such as lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer, cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, heart attack and stroke, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), chronic Bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD (smoker’s lung). For the give up Smoking so there are in fact many good reasons. The new year is an ideal time to do it.

Stop Smoking

Bavarian health Minister Melanie Huml has been promoted on the occasion of the year in exchange for a waiver on the Smoking.

“The Start of the new year is a good opportunity to give up Smoking. What is clear is that Just for long-term Smoking cessation can be difficult,“ said Huml.

Smokers need a strong will to make the withdrawal from their Addiction. Experts say that cold Turkey is the best method to smoke.

“The Council can provide, for example, the in-house doctor. Also, most health insurance funds offer their members assistance in cessation,“ said Huml.

The Minister warned: “Smoking reduces life expectancy an average of ten years. Smoking kills around 120,000 people die in Germany each year. This corresponds to every seventh case of death.“

A Positive impact on the health

“Stopping Smoking will quickly notice a positive impact on the health and well-being,” said Huml, who is a licensed medical Doctor.

“Through the cessation, for example, the smell and sense of taste improve, and the shortness of breath. Who is devoid of the Smoking, diseases in addition, a lower risk for cancer, heart attack and stroke.“

Also the German cancer research center (DKFZ) indicates on its website on good reasons why it is the body is good for to stop Smoking:

“Three days after the last cigarette, the function of the respiratory system is improving,” write the experts. In addition, the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary reduced disease (COPD).

“Already a week after stopping Smoking the blood pressure drops. Two years after stopping Smoking an Ex-smoker is almost the same risk for cardiovascular diseases such as a life-long non-Smoking,“ explains the DKFZ.

Also, the success of a drug treatment for cardiovascular disease improves.

But that’s not enough: “within a few years after quitting, the disease-related risk for most tobacco smoke types of cancer have significantly dropped – the sooner the person with the Smoking stops, the more effective the disease risk can be reduced.”

According to the experts, an Ex-smoker ten years after quitting, an only half as high risk of lung cancer than if he would have permanently smoked.

In addition, people who leave cigarettes look healthier: “After a smoke stop the discoloration of the teeth disappear, the skin becomes smooth and gets a fresher look, the unpleasant odor from hair and clothes disappears”, so the DKFZ.

And: “Ex-smokers are physically fitter, healthier, and are more resilient.”

Health hazards caused by Shisha

Bavaria’s health Minister also pointed to the health hazards caused by water pipes. “It is important that the health hazards caused by Shisha. By the Smoking of hookahs are dangerous pollutants,“ said Huml.

So in the ambient air ultra-fine particles and carcinogenic substances could be measured. This also applies if tobacco-free products are used. Moreover, it can lead to life-threatening carbon monoxide poisoning.

The toxic Gas arises in the combustion of water-coal pipes. It is in particular danger, if in enclosed areas without adequate air supply is smoked. (ad)