I am sure most of you know of a least one person that smokes, it could be in your family, a friend or a co-worker and I am sure you are probably used to hearing, “I tried to quit,” “I no, I no I need to quit” or “I have smoked for years, why would I quit now, it’s not like my body can repair itself.” Well, you know what, within only 20 minutes of your last cigarette, your body literally starts to repair itself. There truly are endless benefits once you stop smoking. Often knowing the knowledge of these simple facts can really motivate you to take that first step towards a permanent lifestyle change.
The biggest challenge for most smokers is the Nicotine. Nicotine is an extremely addictive chemical that stimulates the pleasure of the brain and that helps cope with any stress, anger, relaxation or comfort after a long day. However, most people do not know that there are actually other ways to come and break you out of the Nicotine buzz and free your body from all the harmful effects of smoking on not only you, but your family and friends.
Multiple people do not even realize that when they smoke, thousands of toxic chemicals are releasing into your body with every single puff…the saying really is true..”You’re Putting More Nails In Your Coffin.” Each chemical travels slowly throughout your blood stream, all the toxic poisons will eventually reach every essential organ of your body, not just your lungs. To get to the real point – there are over 400 toxic chemicals in cigarettes - 60 of them cause cancer. Also remember you are not just hurting your own body – second and third-hand smoke does just as much damage to your body and the people around you. So, ultimately if you can smell a cigarette in any way, whether it be in the air, in furniture or clothing, these toxins are already making their way in YOUR body or…something else’s…someone you love.
Do you know someone or maybe even yourself that needs to quit smoking and just really needs that extra hand to quit for good? Sometimes once you start on your own, you cannot quit on your own – this is why a Toronto naturopathic doctor can help you be smoke free, for good. Visit your nearest Wellness Centre to find out more about the Smoking Cessation Program’s.