Almost 100% of smokers are well aware of the perniciousness of this habit, but, nevertheless, continue to smoke from 10 to 20 cigarettes a day. Be that as it may, in the life of some of them sometimes such a moment comes. When should you quit nicotine addiction? What happens to a person who abruptly quit smoking?
Such a decision may be due to various reasons: the state of health, personal principles. Quit smoking even on a bet. But not many people really understand the consequences of quitting abruptly.
Withdrawal is the state of a smoker after quitting nicotine. In psychological terms, this is expressed in an irresistible desire to pick up a cigarette and smoke. The so-called "smoking craving" occurs due to a lack of endorphin, the production of which stabilizes after a while, and this unpleasant syndrome will fade away by itself. During this period, the main thing is a firm attitude to quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption. The best way out is to play sports or some new type of activity.
Physiological consequences of quitting smoking
Nicotine, which enters the body with every cigarette smoked, eventually begins to participate in the metabolism, and also affect the autonomic nervous system. If a person abruptly quit smoking, the consequences for the body will be expressed in the form of stress. Of course, the physiological consequences can manifest themselves with different intensities, but they all boil down to the following list:
- weakened immunity;
- headache and chest pain;
- general fatigue and weakness, irritability;
- dry cough;
- weight gain.
Smoking is dangerous because all toxic substances remain inside our body, settling in the lungs, bronchi, and liver. If someone quit smoking abruptly, as a consequence, there will be a natural reaction of our body. The desire to get rid of accumulated toxins as quickly as possible. This process can become problematic due to the violation of the gastrointestinal tract, which is observed in every second person. There is a risk of harmful substances from the intestines entering the bloodstream, as well as secondary poisoning of the body.
First of all, for a person who has decided to get rid of a bad habit, it is to have a decisive attitude, a strong desire to be healthy and independent, a clear plan of action and a few hobbies that will help to occupy the body and mind, freeing it from the craving for smoking.