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Do you want to quit smoking?

Smoking seriously damages the health of people who smoke.

If you want improve your health and that of those around him, stop smoking and the best decision you can make.

Quitting smoking decreases the risk of premature death.

At people who quit smoking live average 10 more years, when compared to those who continue to smoke.

A former smoker reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 50%, compared to that seen in people who smoke.

After 5 to 15 years, the risk of Stroke (Stroke) is the same as for non-smokers.

The risk of cancer and respiratory diseases also starts to decrease as soon as you stop smoking:

After 5 years of tobacco withdrawal, the risk of cancer of the mouth and esophagus decreases by 50%, and continues to decrease thereafter.

After 10 years, the risk of lung cancer decreases by 50% from that seen in smokers. This decrease is also seen in other locations.

Quit smoking - Years recovered from life expectancy

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If you stop at 30
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If you stop at 40
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If you stop at 50
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If you stop at 60

Fonte. Doll R, Peto R, Wheatley K, et al. Mortality in relation to smoking:
50 years’observations on male british doctors. BMJ, 328, 2004, 1519-1528

Why you should quit smoking

Altogether there are 5,315 substances, (about 4.7 thousand toxic), in cigarette smoke. The number can reach 8,622 if the tobacco leaf compounds and industrial additives are also considered. They are artificially inserted to potentiate the cigarette in several aspects, such as giving a minty flavor and aroma to the smoke, reducing irritation (making the smoke more tasty) and enhancing the effects of nicotine.

The risk of many of the diseases associated with tobacco increases with years of use. Like this, to quit smoking as early as possible, is dramatically reducing the risk of having these diseases.

Several studies show that average life expectancy decreases by about 10 years in smokers compared to non-smokers. Yet, smokers who quit before 30-34 years, recover the years of life potentially lost due to tobacco, significantly decreasing the risk of premature death. Even when you quit smoking at the age of 60, you can still recover about 3 years of life expectancy.

Quitting smoking has immediate medium and long term benefits, not only for the person, but also for those who live with him, such as:

  • Reduced risk of lung cancer and many other types of cancer;
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease;
  • Reduction of respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Although these symptoms may not go away entirely, they will not continue to progress with the same intensity as those who continue to smoke;
  • Reduced risk of developing some lung diseases (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD);
  • Reduced risk of infertility and miscarriage spontaneous.

Chronology of your new tobacco-free life

After 20 minutes
The pulse and blood pressure start to become normal.
Circulation starts to improve.
The temperature of the hands and feet starts to rise
until reaching normality.
After 8 hours
The body eliminated half of the nicotine and
carbon monoxide in the blood.
Oxygen for the brain and muscles is more abundant.
As the chemical levels of cigarettes
disappear, oxygen levels return to normal.
12 hours
Half a day after the big decision the levels of
carbon monoxide in the blood return to normal.
Your heart thanks the relief.
24 hours
A person who smokes a pack a day is twice as likely to have a heart attack as a non-smoker.
By spending just one day without smoking, you have reduced that risk.
48 hours
He stopped having nicotine in his blood.
You may even start coughing more, but it's a normal reaction
of the body and will not last much longer than a day.
3 days
Breathe more easily and have more energy.
Your lungs start to recover as you go
that the bronchi start to relax.
If you remain resolute in your decision to stop
smoking this process will still improve.
2 to 12 weeks
Blood flow improves.
The lungs work better and better.
Your athletic ability increases and you can feel easier in the practice of physical exercise.
3 to 9 months
His lungs recovered by 10%.
Better breathing capacity.
Less colds and illnesses.
Your energy levels keep increasing.
9 months to 1 year
The lungs have recovered almost all their function.
At the end of the first year without smoking, the risk of heart attack has halved compared to a person who is still smoking.
5 years
Halved the risk of cancer of the mouth,
esophageal throat and bladder.
Arteries and capillary vessels are more clear.
Stroke risks have been reduced to the same level as a non-smoker.
10 years
Compared to those who are still smokers, they have a 50% less chance of getting lung cancer.
15 years
Congratulations.
The risk of having a disease
cardiovascular is the same as that of a non-smoker.
20 years
You have the same risks of dying for the same
causes of those who never smoked
This includes the risk of cardiovascular disease,
of the lungs or cancer.
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Sources: WebMD.com | NHS.uk | Health.ClevelandClinic.org | FPCardiologia.pt | MedicalNewsToday.com | WHO.int | WHO.int

Benefits of quitting smoking for young people

For younger people the first benefit of quitting smoking is to avoid tobacco dependence. 

The sooner a young person quits smoking, the less likely they are to smoke in adulthood.

Teenagers who smoke are more likely to consume alcohol and other toxic substances.

Young people who decide to quit smoking:

  • Maintain adequate lung development;
  • They maintain their physical aptitude, good resistance and good sporting performance;
  • Reduce the risk of respiratory complaints and the severity of respiratory diseases;
  • If they suffer from asthma, they have fewer crises and better control the disease.

Benefits of quitting smoking for pregnant women

A pregnant woman who smokes increases the risk of having a placenta previa (when the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus, partially or totally covering the cervix), placental detachment and uterine bleeding. There is twice as much chance that the baby will be born with low birth weight, 70% of chances of miscarriage, 40% of chances of having a premature birth and 30% of chances of the baby having perinatal death. In addition, the baby may have a reduction in the caliber of his airways, leading to a reduction in his lung function, making him susceptible to attacks of dyspnea and to contracting more respiratory infections. Children of smokers become ill twice as often as children of non-smokers.

If you are pregnant, quitting smoking has benefits not only for you, but also for your baby:

  • It increases the likelihood of a normal delivery and that the baby will be born healthy;
  • The baby receives more oxygen and is no longer exposed to toxic substances in tobacco smoke;
  • It reduces the risk of the baby being born premature and with low weight;
  • Decreases the risk of medical treatment and prolonged postpartum hospitalization;
  • Decreases the risk of fetal and perinatal mortality.

Do you want to quit smoking?

Some people stop smoking without much difficulty, never developing symptoms of addiction. However, quitting smoking is not an easy task for most smokers. The addicted smoker will have to deal with the withdrawal symptoms that the absence of tobacco causes. As if that were not enough, you will still have to learn to deal with the desire to smoke triggered by multiple contexts or everyday social situations.

Most people who smoke are well aware of what they feel when they are longer than usual without smoking. The nicotine, the main addiction-inducing substance in cigarettes, affects several organs and systems, in particular the brain receptors associated with the reward system. 

When you stop smoking, the smoker's brain and entire organism has to adjust to the absence of nicotine. Withdrawal symptoms are signs that the body is adapting to the lack of tobacco. This phase of adaptation to the absence of tobacco can be unpleasant and difficult to endure without support. At this stage, many smokers attempt to quit relapse.

Withdrawal symptoms:

  • Feeling of sadness;
  • Insomnia;
  • Irritability;
  • Difficulty concentrating, restlessness, nervousness;
  • Decreased heart rate;
  • Feeling of hunger;
  • Desire to smoke

For most people, the worst symptoms last only a few days or a few weeks, but the craving for a cigarette can last longer. This desire is triggered by stimuli such as remembering tobacco after meals, a coffee, a usual drink, seeing tobacco packages or in the company of people who smoke.

Although these symptoms can be unpleasant, a lack of tobacco and withdrawal symptoms, they are not dangerous to your health. 

Only 3% to 5% of smokers who quit without help continue to quit smoking a year after quitting.

Source: Adapted from the National Program for the Prevention and Control of Smoking, Want to quit smoking? - dgs.pt

Method of Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro

If you got here, it's because is really interested in quitting smoking and if so, I have good news for you.

With the method to quit smoking the Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro can in a way easy and effective start your new tobacco-free life that you so desire.

Inspired by Chinese Medicine, Dr. Rui Loureiro's method is based on electro acupuncture and uses light electrical stimulation at specific points in the ear to help you quit smoking in a simple and quick way.

The treatment is carried out in a maximum of 30 minutes and with a effectiveness rate of 87-90% just with a single session.

On average, 9 out of 10 patients quit smoking with this method in one session.

Dr. Rui Pedro is invited worldwide to conduct several wellness and health retreats, many of them with the aim of helping to stop smoking.

Hundreds of people around the world already benefit from a new life without tobacco, you can be next.

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