A 2016 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) survey found that nearly five million Malaysians smoke while 7.6 million adults are exposed to used smoke. Probabilities are at least one of your family members or colleagues who smoke. And while we all know that smoking is bad and one of the major causes of lung cancer in Malaysia is, how much do we really know? Regardless of whether you are a smoker or not, here are some of the common misconceptions that you should keep in mind:
For many Malaysians, especially those who are only on 'special occasions "Like smoking at parties or events (also known as social smokers), they often think that this does not affect their health. " Even if, 19459014 not much."
Unfortunately, you could not be wrong. Studies have shown that smoking one cigar a day increases the likelihood that will die three times from a heart attack, while increasing the chances of dying from lung cancer three to five times. Overall, your risk of death for some reason increased by 57% compared to those who do not smoke. OMG
Although only one cigarette is smoked a day or a week, is much better than those who smoke a whole pack daily. However, this does not mean that you are not sure about the health risks of smoking.
. 2 Rolling tobacco is much better and "healthier" than pre-made tobacco
First of all there there is no "healthier "Alternative when it comes to smoking. Second: Roll-on tobacco actually contains many more additives than cigarettes. One of the reasons for this is that self-roll cigarettes require more moisturizers to prevent over-drying.
Indeed, when a tobacco company in New Zealand was asked to report on the volume of additives used, it was found that their factory-made cigarettes contained only 0.2% of all tobacco additives, while the Rollies 22.5 % had. That's a big difference! This means that every lung of smoke you inhale from your rolled cigarette would contain more gases and particles from the thermal partial decomposition of chemical additives in the tobacco blend. 19659002]
3. Nicotine replacement products such as nicotine gum or patches are just as bad as smoking cigarettes.
The biggest harm comes from here Smoking is actually caused by the burning process of carcinogenic substances like 19659019] Tar and releases carbon monoxide into the lungs. Nicotine replacement products, on the other hand, have no such harmful substances.
Although substitute products may also contain nicotine and may be "used", nicotine from these products has been found to have far fewer side effects and are released into the body at a much lower and slower rate compared to Smoke.
. 4 The smell of my cigarette (also known as third-hand smoke) on my clothes (or elsewhere) is harmless unless people inhale the smoke themselves.
Both smokers and non-smokers are well aware that even if you smell the smell of cigarettes, This is not really harmful to health unless you inhale the actual smoke of a burning cigarette. Unfortunately this is not true . Thirdhand smoke is also incredibly harmful.
In fact, tobacco poisons can accumulate over time on your clothes, your car seat, and other materials. Every time you smoke, you produce a layer of toxic chemicals on those items, and with over 250 toxic toxins found in cigarette smoke, including lead, imagine how much in the items accumulates around you? Although the smoke and toxins are invisible and may not be odorous over time, this does not mean that you do not breathe them into your body. Worse is it when little kids are around!
5. Smoking is fine as long as I do exercise and stick to a healthy diet.
News flash! No exercise or fruit and vegetables can reduce your health risks by smoking cigarettes. If you train healthy and eat healthy, you will feel well, but it does not change the fact that your body – especially your lungs – is still filled with toxins from your cigarette. And while you exercise, you can burn calories, but you will not burn the chemicals and tobacco that are in your lungs.
In fact, smoking can prevent you from doing your workouts smoothly, especially since carbon monoxide can be produced by smoking, narrowing your arteries and making your blood thicker.
. 6 There is no less risky or harmful alternative, so you could stay with cigarettes
This is yet another terrible misunderstanding to many Malaysians believe. While giving up this habit would of course be the best option, if you find it too difficult, there are actually less harmful alternatives to cigarettes. After all, one of the main reasons why cigarettes are so bad is the fact that they emit smoke when burned, which in turn releases tar and carbon monoxide into your lungs.
Today, however, there are many alternatives to cigarettes, many of which do not require a tobacco burner. Some of them include e-cigarettes, vape, nicotine gum and so on. In fact, one of the most common non-smoking alternatives that Malaysians have recently used is known as IQOS – a tobacco heating system. This device uses a uniquely processed tobacco rod that is heated just enough to release an aromatic nicotine-containing tobacco vapor without burning it.
But do not take our word, of course! Are you or someone you know using e-cigarettes or IQOS as an alternative to smoking? Tell us in the comment section what you think about it! If you know of other common misconceptions related to smoking, please let us know!