Agenda ► Smoking – some figures ► Why people smoke ► How to stop smoking ► Conclusion
Smoking - some figures ► 1.1 billion smokers in the world today 1.6billion by the year 2025 ► 10 million cigarettes a minute are consumed worldwide ► 15 billion cigarettes are sold each day ► 5 trillion cigarettes are produced and used annually ► 4,000 different chemicals in cigarette smoke can damage the cells and systems of the human body. ► At least 80 chemicals in cigarette smoke can cause cancer cancer ► 5 million deaths worldwide every year By 2020, 10 million deaths worldwide, causing 17.7 per cent of all deaths in developed countries (WHO)
Smoking says the World Health Organisation (WHO). is a greater cause of death and disability than any single disease
Why people smoke? ► Young people smoke : to look mature to be like their friends to experiment ► Adults smoke : stress and pressures ► Other reasons: to control weight to feel good
How to stop smoking? Everyday is the RIGHT TIME to quit smoking Two factors to determine your success in quitting smoking ► Will – you must have the desire to give up your habit of smoking create a strong will to avoid a smoking relapse. ► Mindset – you must learn about the effects of smoking understand its consequences face the fact that you need to stop smoking follow, finish and maintain a quit smoking plan
How to stop smoking? ► Make a resolution to give up smoking ► Think about why you want to quit and the benefits of quitting ► Set a definite time. Let it be today not the next day! ► Think how to cope with craving or withdrawal symptoms ► Visualise a change to avoid temptation and high-risk situations ► Get all the support ► Understand that breaking habits take time and need regular practice. ► Be aware that there will be a constant temptation to go back and chances of a relapse. Think about the effort that has already been put in and don't look back.
Conclusion Stopping smoking can make a big difference to your health and lifestyle ► Heath benefits: Risk of getting serious smoking- related diseases Risk of getting unpleasant problems Risk of pregnancy complications ► Other benefits: Foods and drinks taste and smell much better Finances improve - saving Better rates of insurance policies Happiness – feel good about yourself
Timeline of health benefits after stopping smoking... After...Health Benefit... 72 hours Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase. 1 monthSkin appearance improves, owing to improved skin perfusion. 3-9 months Cough, wheezing, and breathing problems improve and lung function increases by up to 10%. 1 yearRisk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker. 10 yearsRisk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker. 15 years Risk of heart attack falls to the same level that it would be for someone who has never smoked.