Latest studies show the importance of tracking your annual blood general profile if you are a smoker because you are 40% more likely to have imbalanced cholesterol and vitamin levels , and this considered a risk factor , specially if it runs in your family health records .
American studies back in 2014 explained the relation between being a heavy smoker and having coronary heart diseases and high levels of triglycerides which will develop heart disorders . Cigarettes are smoked by over 1 billion people , nearly 20 % of the world population , 800 million of those are mainly men and the number is rising till today.
Not only effecting cholesterol and triglycerides , most of those smokers have nutritional disorders and health issues , lung infections , lung cancer , esophageal cancer , vitamins deficiency ,anorexia , suppressed appetite , obesity and birth defects for women who consume tobacco .
Can smoking suppress appetite ?
Nicotine suppresses appetite because of its effect on the brain and the central nervous system. Nicotine does not damage a person’s health – it is the tar and carbon monoxide from the cigarettes that can cause cancer, lung disease and coronary heart disease. A varied and healthy diet is important for people’s health, and stopping smoking will increase your enjoyment of a wider number of foods.
Smoking irritates the nasal passage which can cause inflammation and impair your sense of smell. This is unlikely to directly affect diet and nutrition but will undoubtedly influence your enjoyment of food.
Vitamin absorption issues ?
Smoking affects the body’s ability to absorb a variety of vitamins and minerals including calcium and vitamins C and D. Smoking also affects the body’s circulation by causing blood vessels to narrow and become blocked because of an increased build up of fatty deposits. Stopping smoking is an effective method of helping avoid deficiencies of vitamins.
Does it effect your taste buds?
Smoking supplies the brain with nicotine, altering and suppressing a smoker’s ability to taste flavors. The reduced oxygen supply from inhaling tobacco smoke also contributes to the dulling of flavor recognition in the mouth. When smokers stop they regain the sense of taste they had before they smoked and food really does taste better.
Energy and fitness wise .
Stopping smoking has a hugely positive impact on a person’s health, energy and fitness. The first two or three weeks of quitting can feel very difficult to get through for many smokers due to experiencing withdrawal symptoms and learning to cope with strong urges to smoke. However, after 48 hours the lungs are clear of carbon monoxide and by the end of day three breathing should become easier, bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase. After stopping smoking your circulation will also improve.
Compared to smokers, ex-smokers can expect to live longer, have fewer days of illness, have better fitness and energy fitness levels, and be healthier and happier.
In medical fields , we have the opportunity to raise our voice and do statements to have a print in society by applying visual awareness to be seen in most of the sectors , schools , universities and different establishments , if you are a physician , nurse , dietitian or even a teacher .