27 Early Signs of Harms Due to Tobacco Use

How and when should you recognize that you must quit your habit of tobacco?

Symptoms of Tobacco Use

If anyone finds you smoking or chewing, their immediate advice is “Please quit your habit. It will harm your health.” And your reaction to them verbally or non-verbally is very obvious – “Oh common! You don’t have to tell me all that. I don’t need to quit now. I know when and how should I quit. Let me enjoy my moment now! Don’t spoil it!”

The kick that tobacco gives, refrains you from quitting tobacco. Tobacco will definitely harm your body. People keep differing in their need to quit tobacco. Recognising early signs tobacco has started on your body would save you from the later complications.

Let me quickly tell you these early of signs and symptoms of tobacco use that will help you understand the changes occurring in your body and also encourage you to make up your mind to quit as soon as possible!

When you begin to smoke or chew, there is a great sense of relaxation experienced. You are jollier, happier and energetic than before. You are absolutely convinced that tobacco is doing you good and that you must sustain this habit. But then the damage starts to reap in. Let’s see the first signs of deterioration smoking or chewing causes:

Early Signs of Tobacco Use
  • Wrinkles on Skin
  • Stained teeth
  • High BP (Blood Pressure)
  • Throat irritation
  • Change in voice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Poor sense of smell and taste
  • Dizziness
  • Increased Heart Beats
More Signs of Tobacco Use
  • High cholesterol
  • Yellow fingers
  • Slower healing of wounds
  • Bad breath and smell in clothes
  • Constant Irritation increasing on a daily basis
  • Shortness of breath and increased difficulty in breathing over time
  • Increased stress and tension
  • Nutrition deficiency
  • Fall of immune system leading to more diseases very often
  • Respiratory symptoms like coughing, phlegm, wheezing, dyspnoea
  • Loss of confidence, energy and enthusiasm
  • Altered Lipid metabolism
  • Increased inflammation
  • Depletion of Antioxidant micronutrients
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Start of cravings
  • Giving away social activities for tobacco

If you are smart enough to realize these symptoms, you will forge ahead to quit right away. In this stage your consumption is minimum thus reducing your need of medication. Only counselling will be sufficient to win over smoking, chewing or any form of tobacco.

Adopt the new mantra to be healthy – MED! Free yourself from all medicines!

In the next blog we would talk about the late signs of harms due to tobacco consumption.

In case you would like to know further about the signs and damages caused due to tobacco use, download our app on Google Play Store

Win Over Tobacco Made Easy

It has lot many details that can help you understand the impact of tobacco, understanding your addiction level, type of addiction, your willpower index to quit, your expenditures, etc. You can explore more details and use it to also seek assistance for quitting. Download the app, register, take pledge to stay away from tobacco and refer to all your friends to create awareness and help them.

Whenever you decide to quit, you can visit us at Tobacco Wellness Centre, Sector – 30, Noida Medical Centre, Noida and seek counselling from our cessation expert to win over tobacco.

How to Stay Healthy?

Everyday millions ask Google – “How can I stay healthy?” and Google gives another million answers to this question. It varies from personal experiences to expert advices on how to live longer with a healthy lifestyle and habit. It all sums up to one point – “Stay away from MEDICINE. Just follow MED.”

The new age formula to keep healthy and active is here – Meditation, Exercise and Diet (MED). It is a simple three step process and should be followed regularly to keep you dynamic and energetic at all times.

Meditation keeps your mind at peace, stabilizes your mental energy, enhances concentration and lets you make a wiser decision in every walk of life. A daily 30 minutes meditation is enough to help you get control of your own self. Similarly exercising for 30 minutes regularly keep you fit and revitalized. It is a great stress buster for many. And the most important is diet. Eating fruits, leafy vegetables and other nutritious items gives all the vital vitamins and minerals to the body to keep it vary of any disease.

Eating healthy for 6 days by controlling one’s urge to fast foods and other oily products and munching your favourite food on the 7th day is a key mantra to many of your problems – especially obesity. In the present era the jobs have become more demanding and on average an adult spends 15 hours of their life being sedentary. This is the reason for early illness, tiredness and faster ageing. Therefore controlling the urge for non-healthy food for 6 days will help your body detoxify all that is already accumulated.

Another big question many have is – “When is the time for meditation and exercise?” People around are running a rat race to fulfil all their dreams and responsibilities. The only thing for which they don’t have time is they, themselves. 24 hours falls short for any activity to keep fit. There’s only one complaint – Time crunch and paucity!

But let me tell you that all it needs is a will power to get yourself relaxed and fit. It is the unwillingness that prevents you to follow MED and procrastinate till the time you become sick and it becomes a mandate to follow MED if you want to survive. Let me give you some tips of where you can adjust your time to exercise and meditate-

  • Run and play with your kids for an hour. A win-win situation for both of you. You spend time with your kids and running helps you exercise
  • Women while cooking can perform neck shoulder and hand exercises. They can also do pranayama if they are comfortable
  • While at work, when you take break for tea or coffee, do pranayama and deep breathing for 10 minutes with your colleagues. 2 breaks will give you 20 minutes and this is enough for you to feel fresh and relaxed
  • Try to train yourself to do pranayama and yoga while watching TV because you can then spend more time in exercising and need not put in extra effort
  • When you are out for shopping, park vehicles a little farther from market and speed walk through your entire course of shops
  • When you are talking on phone (a non-official call), try speed walking around your office premises. Do not follow this practice everywhere. Your safety is important
  • Try to practice “Shava” asana before sleeping. A 15 mins shava asana is again sufficient enough to relax and give you deep sleep
  • Make it a habit to go over weekends with kids and friends and spend time in sports and field activities so that you spend energy and your body is exercising

There are many ways how you can train yourself to follow MED in your routine activities and you need not put in any extra efforts. I’ll dedicate my next blog to only discuss ways in which you can incorporate MED in your routine activities without putting in additional efforts. Till then stay healthy and keep sharing your ideas of how to follow MED in your daily activities.

Tobacco Wellness Center


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Transforming  Healthcare! Transforming Lives!

On occasion of World Cancer Day, we proudly announce the inauguration of our very first Tobacco Wellness Centre in collaboration with Noida Medicare Centre (NMC), at 16C, Block E, Sector 30, Noida under the guidance of our expert Dr. Pawan Gupta and dedicated team of doctors at NMC headed by Dr. Vaishnav and Dr. Keshav Nathani.

In India itself, tobacco kills more than 1 million people every year. That’s 9.5% of all deaths! 79% of these deaths can be easily prevented if people quitted tobacco and adopted a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that the most common way tobacco kills is by heart disease and stroke. 48% deaths are caused due to cardio vascular diseases from the consumption of tobacco. This is very alarming!

That’s why we made the first leap for setting up the Wellness Center that aims to prevent tobacco related deaths. A person who walks into this center shall come with the disease – TOBACCO; but walk out free from its addiction – A LIVELIER YOU! In this center you will experience intensive care with our cessation experts and counselors who will make your quit tobacco journey very smooth and less troublesome.

You will feel more empowered, positive and active with every visit! Towards the end of your visits, you would have won over tobacco by learning how to cope with your withdrawal symptoms, handle urges, divert yourself to a new activity to refrain from consuming tobacco; become more socialized and accepted by your family, friends and colleagues; feel less stressed and anxious; and of course have enhanced concentration to forge ahead in meeting your goals.

Inauguration of Wellness Center

At this center you will experience care that will help you to reshape yourself into a more dynamic, rejuvenated and enthusiastic individual who is ready to lead a healthy life with doubled rigour and spirit. Your success will motivate a lot other patients who would be visiting the center for similar treatment.

Dr. Pawan Gupta said, “A healthy you is a healthy Nation! Stop this epidemic of tobacco. Join hands together to win over this deadly disease.” Together with him we are striving to put an end to this dreaded epidemic that is not only cancering us but also making us economically weaker. This Wellness Centre is our first step towards intensive care, medication, treatment and rehabilitation for tobacco and its related illness.

Dr. Avnica Agrawal carrying out counselling session

Come visit us; bring your loved ones to get healed and de-addicted so that you are relived of all the psychological, financial, social and emotional pressures. Get yourself screened, know your health index and get rehabilitated through counselling and pharmacotherapy with the cessation experts.

Dedicated Team at Noida Medicare Center

We promise that you will save much more and spend way less than what you will for getting cured of the tobacco related diseases. We also promise that we will provide the utmost treatment and care to get you back to a tobacco free you!

Say yes to a Tobacco Free, clean, green, healthy and lively India!