We’ve all seen the sticky, black tar lungs in health campaigns and warning labels on cigarette packs. We know the risks: various types of cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, as well as respiratory diseases, pregnancy complications, and a very long list of other diseases. But, even with all of this knowledge and painstaking effort, smoking remains a global health problem.
A Tobacco-Free World?
Every year, for nearly 30 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has encouraged member states and people around the world to recognise World No Tobacco Day on May 31st. This year’s theme is "Tobacco – a threat to development.” The WHO aims to demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens.
- Tobacco kills over 7 million people every year.
- Global annual costs from tobacco use are $1.4 trillion in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity due to illness.
- Globally, over 226 million adult tobacco users live in poverty.
- In low-income countries, more than 10% of household income can be spent on tobacco products.
If more people became aware of the risks and found the help needed to quit, that would mean less money spent on tobacco and less money spent treating tobacco-related illnesses. So, if tobacco use is reduced, the benefits would be long-reaching, not only on the national economic level, but for every individual family, whether there are smokers or not.
Tobacco Linked to Hair Loss
There is evidence
that smoking makes hair loss worse. This is a particular concern for men that already have a genetic predisposition to hair loss. Smoking may increase the severity of hair loss by:
- Limiting blood circulation to the hair follicles
- Causing oxidative stress (the body’s inability to detoxify/counteract free radicals with antioxidants)
- Polluting the body with toxins and carcinogens
Smoking isn’t the main issue when it comes to hair loss and thinning. Genetics play a bigger role, but usually multiple factors such as stress, poor nutrition, alcohol consumption and smoking, make it worse.
Hair thinning and loss can be serious morale killers, sapping willpower and energy. The best thing one can do, is to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and supplement this with a regimen of natural, drug-free products.
Quit Smoking Today!
There’s no better time to quit than right now.
Smoking is a lose-lose habit. Yellow teeth, a number of physical illnesses, smoker’s cough, and an addiction that nags like a monkey on one’s back. The benefits some smokers describe can easily be achieved through meditation, exercise, or a healthy hobby.
The modern pace of life, stresses, and frustration may lead us to the comfort of a cigarette, but knowing how deeply one’s habit goes into ruining one’s health, one’s local and national economy, and a host of other issues, can make one rethink taking another puff.
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