It is commonly stated that quitting smoking is quite a difficult task for many. However, did you know that it is harder for women to quit smoking in comparison to men? It is certainly a bad news for all women smokers, especially for those who are trying to quit. It’s told that women cannot take the advantage of the smoking cessation therapies that are quite effective on men. Being a smoker, not only are you prone to cancers and pulmonary diseases but can also suffer from osteoporosis with aging. Women smokers planning for pregnancy might experience difficulty and the child during birth could have low weight.
A detailed study will let you know as why women face certain difficulties in the process of quitting smoking. And, probably that might let you fight the habit of smoking.
Scientific research states that non-smoker women and a smoking woman have the same number of nicotine receptors in the brain. It’s told that this is something to do with the progesterone levels in the body. Fewer nicotine receptors mean that, they might have the urge to smoke even if the body is exposed to nicotine. This fact implies that women are unable to take the advantage of nicotine replacement therapies. On the other hand, male smokers have a lot many nicotine receptors in the brain in comparison to the non-smoking men. Thus, they can make good use of the non-smoking replacement therapies. And, quitting smoking is easier for men than woman. Studies also state that, women are more dependent on the physical actions related with smoking. And, this includes actions like holding a cigarette in the hands or lips and drawing on it.
Well, this does not conclude the fact that women cannot resign from their habit of smoking. There are a few options to do so: practicing yoga, meditation, deep breathing and even using nicotine replacement therapies that could mimic the act of smoking can help to go a long way in quitting smoking.
If the situation is too severe then one can even consult a doctor for advice. As, at times smoking deteriorates the health of a woman to a great extent, thus steps should be taken to curb it at early as possible. The only reasons that one gets addicted to this habit is stress, peer pressure, advertisement from tobacco companies, losing weight, family issues or exposure to cigarette at home etc. Smoking, however does not solve these issues, the problems anyways still remain there and in turn being addicted to this habit, you move on to ruin your health. It is all about the right support you receive from someone to quit this habit.
Now that you know, how to go about it, stand up and go on to set yourself free from the chains of this habit. Today being World Cancer Day, get started with it! Live life simply and happily J
By- Angelica Campbell