How and when should you recognize that you must quit your habit of tobacco?
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:
- Wrinkles on Skin
- Stained teeth
- High BP (Blood Pressure)
- Throat irritation
- Change in voice
- Loss of appetite
- Poor sense of smell and taste
- Increased Heart Beats
- 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
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.