Ding Ma said: It’s another Father’s Day. This year, let’s give a healthy gift: a big gift bag to persuade people to quit smoking.
For the sake of children, tobacco must be rejected.
We all know that children should not smoke. However, most people do not realize that children should not smoke when they have children, and children should not be taken to places where people smoke.
I’m afraid fewer people know this truth if children are not allowed to contact people who have smoked or people who have smoked. Moreover, even if you understand, you can’t hide.
Why should special emphasis be placed on the harm of second-hand smoke to children?
Because children are the most vulnerable to environmental harmful factors.
Children’s metabolic and excretory systems are not yet mature. At the same time, compared with adults, children inhale relatively more air per kilogram of body weight than adults. In this way, children inhale relatively more harmful gases under the same environment of tobacco smoke.
In addition, since children usually sit closer to their parents, family members or caregivers, if these parents smoke, these hapless children are obviously closer to the source of air pollutants than other passive smokers.
In 2004, the number of deaths attributed to second-hand smoke reached 603,000, of which 28% were children. This is really a shocking figure.
In addition to the above physical hazards, recent studies suggest that second-hand smoke may also be harmful to children’s mental health. A paper published in the United States < < Medical Literature on Children and Adolescents > > believes that, in general, the more second-hand smoke children inhale, the worse their mental health is…
Not in front of the children, not
Some people may say: [It’s not easy. I smoke all kinds of second-hand smoke in the office and in all kinds of public places to abuse others, but I don’t smoke immediately when I go home, or I only smoke when the children are not at home, and I open the window after smoking! Isn’t that it? ]
It’s not that simple.
The harm of tobacco can be divided into the harm caused by active smoking and the harm caused by passive smoking. The former is not much to say, but the latter is not only the harm caused by second-hand smoke, which is well known to most people, but also the harm caused by third-hand smoke, which has been gradually paid attention to in recent years.
Is what a third-hand cigarette?
Third-hand smoke refers to smoke pollutants that remain on the surfaces and dust of clothes, walls, carpets, furniture, even hair and skin after smoking. They can be released back into the air, and some compounds can also generate new pollutants.
The term “third-hand smoke” first appeared in 2006. USA Today published the article “Infants and Young Children Can Absorb Smoke Residues at Home”, which did not attract much attention at that time. However, there are sufficient theoretical basis and limited experimental data to show that third-hand smoke is harmful to human body, especially to children.
It is difficult to quit smoking, we understand
Countless fathers also understand that smoking is harmful and have made up their minds to stop smoking. However, after a period of time, they started smoking again.
This cannot be simply blamed on people [infirmity of will], because it is normal not to quit. After all, tobacco
Addiction is not a bad habit, it is actually a chronic disease.
1. It’s too hard not to smoke
After stopping smoking, fathers need to endure all kinds of difficult withdrawal symptoms, such as insomnia, oral ulcer, depression, etc., but also have to endure strong inner suffering.
To make a joke, those who can survive are not [normal people].
2. It is too convenient to buy cigarettes in China,
The internationally renowned medical journal Lancet published the research results of a 25-year research project in 2015, covering 500,000 people. The results found that if effective control measures were not taken, one third of Chinese men born after 1970 would die of tobacco-related diseases.
Why China? Why the post-70s? One possible reason is that this generation has enough money to buy enough cigarettes to smoke.
3. Lack of understanding of the hazards of smoking
The media has been saying that smoking is harmful to health and many people have heard that smoking causes lung cancer. However, this does not seem to make everyone have anything to do with their own health. The most classic argument is: How does our great leader/dear chairman smoke all his life?
People need to understand that the relationship between smoking and illness is [possibility] or [proportion] in a group of people, and it is [not getting sick] or [getting sick] in a person. People have only one life, and risking their health is too high.
Smoking is harmful to health. It will not only lead to lung cancer, which seems to be quite far away from us, but also increase the risk of myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease. Even if you want to live a few more years in a healthy way, you should quit smoking quickly.
4. Lack of tobacco control policy, smoking is easy
In public places, the right of non-smokers to breathe clean air should be guaranteed, which I believe is easy for everyone to understand. However, at present, our country does not have a national smoke-free law in public places.
In addition, when Chinese cigarettes are sold abroad, the packaging of famous mountains and great rivers will be replaced by dying patients with black lungs and rotten teeth, and conspicuous warning signs will be printed, which seems impossible at home.
Why? Because we have a deputy ministerial-level unit called [Tobacco Monopoly Bureau], another brand of which teaches [National Tobacco Corporation]. The national fiscal revenue from tobacco tax accounted for about 7% of the national fiscal revenue in 2014.
In some countries, government tobacco control is a game with private tobacco giants. However, in China, tobacco control measures are a left-right fight within the government.
5. Serious inadequacy of smoking cessation aids
As we said, tobacco addiction is not a matter of willpower, it is a chronic disease. If it is a disease, it needs the help of medical personnel.
In foreign countries, there are many ways to quit smoking, which have been proved to be effective at present, mainly including smoking cessation patches and other nicotine replacement drugs, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy.
However, the current situation in China is that smoking cessation clinics are scarce, tobacco addiction is not treated as a disease, and the vast majority of smoking cessation drugs are not included in medical insurance.
This makes it even more difficult for our citizens who want to quit smoking.
6. Cigarettes in China are too cheap
Internationally, the indicator to measure whether a country’s tobacco price is high enough is [the proportion of cigarettes per 2,000 to GDP per capita], while China’s figure is quite low.
Therefore, one of the most effective tobacco control measures recommended by WHO is to raise taxes-as a result, it is not so easy for teenagers and low-income people who have the weakest health protection ability and need the most protection to smoke.
However, our country, which claims to “protect the people’s right to smoke”, has raised taxes in a coy way, which makes people unable to bear to look at it.
Don’t you know the benefits of quitting smoking?
As mentioned earlier, smoking can lead to lung cancer and increase the risk of coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction. In addition, it has more disadvantages:
(Screenshots of cigarettes that harm people and themselves)
What is what’s advantage if he quits smoking?
After observing the recovery of the body after quitting smoking, the American Heart Association found that the longer you stay away from smoking, the greater the benefits of the body.
Quit smoking for 20 minutes: The soaring blood pressure and heart rate caused by smoking will gradually calm down.
Quit smoking for 12 hours: the content of carbon monoxide in the blood will return to normal.
Quit smoking for 2-3 weeks: human circulation function and lung function begin to improve compared with smoking period.
Quit smoking for 1 ~ 9 months: cough and shortness of breath are significantly reduced, and breathing begins to become smooth; Dry cough and expectoration weakness are reduced, and the risk of lung infection is significantly reduced.
Quit smoking for one year: the risk of coronary heart disease increased by smoking is reduced by 50%.
Quit smoking for 5 years: the increased risks of oral cancer, laryngeal cancer, esophageal cancer and bladder cancer due to smoking are reduced by 50%, and the risks of stroke and cervical cancer are reduced to the general level.
Quit smoking for 10 years: the risk of death from lung cancer is reduced by the general level, and the risk of laryngeal cancer and pancreatic cancer is gradually reduced.
Quit smoking for 15 years: the risk of death from coronary heart disease is reduced to the same level as that of non-smokers.
All these changes come from actions. From now on, quit smoking.
If you want to quit smoking, what should you do?
There is no smoking cessation clinic in China, and I can’t hold on for that long. What should I do?
Blessed are friends in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. At present, the Clove Clinic located in Hangzhou Binjiang can provide this service.