Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Smokers are up to 30 times more likely to develop lung cancer. The longer you smoke, the higher your risk. One out of every five heart disease deaths is directly related to smoking. The risk of developing this disease increases by two to four times for smokers. Smoking causes type 2 diabetes. People who smoke are 30 to 40 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers.
But knowledge, desire, and determination typically are not enough for most to simply stop smoking. In fact research over the past 25 years has shown that, out of people trying to quit smoking cold turkey, only about 3 to 5 of them will succeed for longer than 6 months. Nicotine offers a lightning quick buzz, traveling from the lungs through the bloodstream to the brain in 10 seconds. As a result, smokers develop a strong association between taking a drag and feeling pleasure. These then can become triggers.
I just quit 2 days ago and I am happier already but am prepared for the withdrawals to begin. You need to break the cycle, and the way to do that is by feeling good. In the world of Chinese medicine, those emotions represent energy blockages. I mean I smoked here and there while being on the patch for a few years.. It tasted like poison. It causes half of all bladder cancers. Because I enjoyed it. I smoke half of what I had when I started vaping.