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Tobacco Use

Submited by- Team Sitagita on 09 Jun, 2011 HEALTH  AGING & DISEASES  

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We all are aware of the adverse effects of tobacco use or tobacco addiction but interestingly, we all have also accepted the fact that it is near to impossible to come out of this addiction. It is this pre- conceived notion, which actually acts as an obstacle in the process of coming out of this addiction. If a person is psychologically not convinced, then, it becomes difficult for the same to try for it.

If you are yearning for healthy aging, then, say no- no to tobacco use. It would be very wrong to think that it would be of no use to come out of this addiction after 60 though you should try to quit smoking much before attaining old age. It has been found out that heart diseases, stroke and cancer are very common among the people of age 65- 74 and 90% of the affected people are addicted to tobacco use.

Tobacco use can be of three types- smoking (cigars), chewing and sniffing (snuff). Nicotine and carbon dioxide enter the human body through tobacco consumption. Nicotine in the form of cigar causes inflammation in the airways and this can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This development is quite common among people of age 40 and above.

Tobacco use is considered to be the major cause of certain cancers like squamous cell carcinoma of the lung and carcinoma of the urinary bladder. Chewing tobacco can lead to carcinoma of mouth cavity. It is interesting to note that smoking can be stopped at any age and so in this case, you should follow the proverb, better late than never.

One of the significant Health Tips for Old People is to quit smoking. Even if you leave smoking at 60, you will realize the positive effects of it at every step of your future years. Tobacco consumption must be stopped in order to prevent cancer. Inhale fresh air for healthy aging and not nicotine.

To know about health tips for old people, log on to HealthyAginghub.com.

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