Cigarette smoking is to blame 443,000 deaths each year in the United States.
The good news is that quitting today can result in immediate benefits to your circulation, not to mention adding years and years to your life.
If you’ve been smoking for a while, you might wonder if quitting’s even worth it. Maybe the cravings and nicotine withdrawal just turn you off to the whole idea. You wonder, “The damage is done, so does it really make a difference?”
Absolutely. Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and it happens quicker than you think — less than half an hour after you put out that last cigarette. And keep in mind, you’re more likely to succeed if you have a plan to handle those cravings, especially in the first few weeks.
In less time than it takes to watch a sitcom, your body’s already getting better. After 20 minutes, your pulse and blood pressure start to drop back to normal. And your hands and feet warm up to their usual temperature.
By the end of a work day, you have half the amount of nicotine and carbon monoxide in your blood. Why does that matter? Carbon monoxide is a chemical in cigarettes, and it crowds out oxygen in your blood. That causes problems from your muscles to your brain because they don’t get the oxygen they need.
Maurizio Sarri, the Italian football coach whose managerial services were employed by Chelsea FC on 14 July, says he’s appalled by the club’s non-smoking policy.
Sarri, 59, expressed shock and disappointment that a majority of Chelsea players hold no love for nicotine.
Although the former Napoli coach has shown commitment to their 2018/19 football campaigns, Back of the Net reported that he is gradually introducing his players to the joys of smoking.
Admitting that the non-smoking policy must be a measure to protect individual rights, environmental pollution and the club’s diversity, Sarri concluded that the major obstacle is a cultural divide. The chain-smoker is, however, campaigning for “nutritious nicotine.”
Speaking in an interview with 442, Sarri said it is unbelievable that an entire English Premier League club in the 21st century could “barely smoke through a pack of 10 without hacking their lungs out.”
‘That’s the reality I’ve had to deal with,’he said.
The central defender who spent his football career with Italian amateur side Figline, joked about prodding Ross Barkley to taste a few Marlboro Lights. He also dared France international player Olivier Giroud to nonchalantly puff at a cigar.
‘…But let’s be honest, smoking cigar will not scare anyone in Europe.’
Sarri admitted it would be an uphill task to get his lads smoking with ease. However, he said their real character would be weighed with the Community Shield.
‘My expectation is to see at least one or two of our boys rolling their own by that point,’the Naples-born football tactician added.
The U.S. Senate has received a bill that will prohibit people from smoking while strolling on New York city sidewalks.
According to a report from NY Daily News, New York City Councilman Peter Koo says he’s always angered by the sight of people smoking while walking on the streets and wants to see them penalized.
Image shows New York city Councilman Peter Koo
In Mr. Koo’s opinion, when the bill is passed into law, it will spare fellow pedestrians of the nuisance posed by being caught behind a smoker and breathing in secondhand smoke.
The bill which was introduced on Wednesday aims at banning people from puffing cigarettes while walking in any of NY’s five boroughs. However, there’s a considerable provision for chainsmokers – if they agree to stand in one spot on the sidewalk.
Defaulters of the ordinance will be charged $50, the same fine handed to anyone who is caught smoking in public parks. The ban would also apply to street medians and Parks Department parking lots.
Speaking on his proposed law, Mr. Koo said: “It has happened to me many times — I’m walking behind someone who’s smoking, and I’m suffering for five or 10 minutes.”
He continued, “I see mothers with their strollers walking behind people who smoke, and they’re exposing the baby to secondhand smoke.”
Talking about the legislation which he said should be common courtesy, Mr. Koo added that in a perfect world, “every smoker would have the self awareness to realize smoking while walking subjects everyone behind you to the fumes.”
It has been illegal since 2003 to smoke in New York bars, restaurants, office buildings, and all other businesses, but some smokers are crying blue murder for the proposed law, stressing that previous regulations left the sidewalks as one of the few places people have been allowed to light up.
Ceia Cremo, a 48-year-old resident of Jackson Heights, told reporters while smoking an American Spirit as she walked down Fifth Ave, “I think that’s unreasonable…Where else do they want me and others to smoke? You can’t smoke in the park and many other places.”
“I think they should ban it,” said Latoya Smith, a 39-year-old Clinton Hill resident.
“I feel like some people don’t pay attention because when they’re smoking they don’t realize there are people behind them,” she added. “If you’re behind them, the smoke comes directly in your face.”
Rosario, an unbiased Slaten Island smoker said: “We’re victims of this stupid habit…It should be $100.”
A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
– The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
– The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
– The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
– The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.
At the conclusion of the sermon, the minister reported the following results:
– The first worm in alcohol – Dead.
– The second worm in cigarette smoke – Dead.
– Third worm in chocolate syrup – Dead.
– Fourth worm in good clean soil – Alive.
Just then a little old woman in the back quickly raised her hand and said, “I get it! As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won’t have worms!”
The Brits 2016 made history for Adele who took home 4 Grammy awards, an addition to her growing list of accolades. The singer and mother of one is currently the most talked about woman in the world and she is enjoying the popularity.
The singer has been criticized for her choice of the f-word recently. Fans and haters have also frowned at her stage rants on public issues.
The best part of her life, for those who might be stuck in the same predicament, is that she successfully dropped the smoking habit. How?