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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Vampire Cigarettes - How Cigarettes Suck Your Blood

Every cigarette you smoke damages your health in many ways. Smoking actually stops your red blood cells carrying precious oxygen around you blood stream. Once the smoking vampire has stopped a red blood cell from carrying oxygen, that cell can never carry oxygen again. Less oxygen means poorer physical performance, reduced mental ability and increased risk of cancer and a reduced immune system. Less oxygen in your blood stream also makes you feel tired and lethargic.

There is some good news. The body has a remarkable ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. Lets look at how smoking damages the cell irreversibly, and how the body can start to repair once you stop smoking.

One of the major health risks associated with smoking is the due to the carbon monoxide you inhale while smoking. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a odorless, tasteless and deadly gas. You inhale around 20mg of CO for each cigarette you smoke. This CO binds to your red blood cells, permanently. These cells primary purpose is to carry oxygen around your body. Once a CO molecule has attached itself to a red blood cell, the cell can never carry oxygen again. Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, headaches and death.

The human body an amazing thing. Each cell is replaced every few years. You don't notice this, but it is a continual process of rejuvenation. Red blood cells are replaced every three months. This is the good news. As blood cells live for three months, the minute you stop smoking your bloods ability to carry oxygen starts to increase. You start to feel better and more alive after only a few hours. After three months, all your red blood cells have been replaced. Your skin looks healthier and those stairs don't seem so much of a chore. Your body is getting all the oxygen it needs and you feel better and can concentrate longer and enjoy greater health.

As a "non smoker" who smoked a packet a day for 20 years I know how tough quitting can be. However it can be done and I have written an eBook to help you quit smoking forever. The ideas and strategies worked for me, and a hope they will work for you too.

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