It is known to everyone that cigarette smoking is harmful and addictive . But very few know the risks of cigarette addiction. Smoking inflicts body with many irreversible damages and reduces the human life span by 25 years.

.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. The CDC reports that, on average, a smoker dies 13 to 14 years earlier than non-smokers; they die from cancer, heart disease, and lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic airway obstruction and bronchitis. Beyond health effects, there are negative effects including financial and social factors. Furthermore, smoking does not just affect the smoker; secondhand smoke negatively affects family, friends and associates.

Health Effects

Cigarette smoke and secondhand smoke, not surprisingly, have negative effects on one's health. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that 438,000 deaths are attributed to cigarette smoking each year; an additional 38,000 deaths are caused by secondhand smoke. According to MedlinePlus, an online medical encyclopedia associated with the National Institutes of Health, cigarette smoke has the potential to harm nearly every organ in the body. A staggering 87 percent of lung cancers would disappear if every person in the U.S. stopped smoking. The NCI reports that smoking is linked to multiple other types of cancer, including cervix, bladder, kidney, pancreas, mouth and throat. Cigarette smoking also causes severe damage to the heart and the cardiovascular system. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that smokers are two to three time more likely to die from coronary heart disease compared with nonsmokers. Smoking and secondhand smoke puts the birth of healthy children at risk by causing infertility, preterm delivery, stillbirth, low birth weight and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to the CDC. Smoking also has negative cosmetic effects, such as tar-stained teeth and yellow-tinted skin.


Social Effects

Smoking can have negative social effects as well. Non-smokers generally try to avoid inhaling secondhand smoke; thus smoking may serve as a social barrier. Smoking is also banned indoors in many places. An article published by CNNhealth.com by Theresa Tamkins in September 2009 indicates that 32 states have some type of smoking ban that prohibits smoking in public places and/or buildings. Many European countries have similar bans, including England, Scotland, France, Ireland, and Norway, according to the CNNhealth.com article. These types of bans can have pervading negative social effects, isolating the smokers outside and away from the group.


Financial Effects

The negative effects of cigarette smoke have a detrimental financial effect, both on the smoker and the family. The high price of cigarettes these days make a significant dent in the family's finances. Additionally, smokers tend to have more health problems that cost money to medically treat. Smoking also costs the general public money: the CDC estimates that cigarette smoking costs the U.S. more than $193 billion, including money in lost productivity (due to illness and death), and money used for health care that the smoker is unable to pay for himself. Secondhand smoke also has negative financial effects: the health costs for secondhand smoke-related illnesses cost an estimated $10, according to the CDC


Homoeopathic remedies are very effective for removing the craving of tobacco and its associated side effects permanently . Some of the important remedies are given below

ARSENICUM ALBUM 30- Arsenic alb is one of the best  remedies  for antidotes the bad effects of tobacco. Arsenic alb is prescribed when the patient have great restlessness, anxiety  and fear. They esperiences nausea and vomiting.  Arsenic alb patients are easily exhausted and emaciated. They have a peculiar thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals. They have respiratory complaints. Symptoms are worse from wet weather or cold and better from heat and warm drinks.

ARNICA MONTANA 1X- Arnica Montana can reduce the desire for smoke and its regular use can successfully  quit smoking .

AVENA SATIVA Q- Avena sativa is effective for quitting tobacco smoke and it removes the weakness and restore vitality when trying to quit smoking.

CALADIUM SEG. 30-Caladium is another top remedy for quitting  smoking. Many smokers cannot pass stool without the help of a cigarette , in this cases Caladium removes the constipation of chain smokers.  It removes headache and loss of memory and other  mental states of smokers. Caladium is effective for  dyspnoea and catarrhal asthma due to smoking.  Symptoms are worse from motion and better after sleep. Caladium boost up the testosterone level in men and removes the impotency caused by smoking . Caladium modifies and changes the craving for tobacco.

EUGENIA JAMBOS 30- Eugenia is effective for quitting smoking  where nausea is predominant symptom which is better by smoking.

NUX VOMICA 30-Nux vomica is an effective remedy quitting smoking habit. Nux vomica helps in the detoxification of the toxic material absorbed from tobacco smoke. Nux vomica is prescribed when there is headache, vertigo, insomnia, food craving , constipation and dyspnoea are present.Nux vomica patients having great depression, irritation, stress and anxiety when trying to quit smoking. The symptoms are worse from morning and mental exertion and better from rest and sleep.

DAPHNE INDICA 30-Daphne Indica is also effective for removing the craving for tobacco. It is prescribed when severe headache occurs as if head were separated from the body due to the effect of tobacco. The patient also experiences sleeplessness, profuse sweat, burning pain in  stomach and fetid breath.

IGNATIA AMARA 30- Ignatia amara is the best antidote for bad effects of smoking. Ignatia patient cannot bear tobacco. Ignatia patients have great excitability and sensory hypersensitivity. Ignatia is prescribed when marked mood swing, depression, headache, sout taste in mouth, sour eructations, dry spasmodic cough , cramping pain in abdomen , neck or back are present. Sleeplessness is also found due to smoking habit.Symptoms are worse in morning, from coffee or smoking and better from sitting or changing position.

KALI PHOS 6X-Kali phos is effective for the anxiety during the tobacco withdrawal stage. It is prescribed when great prostration, mental weakness, irritability, dry mouth,  tinnitus, and dyspnoea are seen .

LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200- Lycopodium is effective for removing the impotency of smokers. Lycopodium patients having great depression, lack of self confidence and they afraid to be alone. They have a flatulent abdomen and desires hot food and drinks and have a craving for sweets. Complaints are usually worse from 4-8 pm.

LOBELIA INFLATA Q- Lobelia is one of the best remedies for quitting tobacco smoking. Lobelia patients  have a craving for tobacco but they cannot tolerate the smell and taste of tobacco. Lobelia is prescribed when respiratory symptoms like asthma is predominant . Respiratory symptoms are worse from exertion, tobacco smoke and cold, better from  rapid walking.

LYCOPUS VIRGINICUS  30-Lycopus is effective for removing the palpitation and rapid action of heart seen smokers. Lycopus reduces the heart rate and lowers the blood pressure.

MURIATIC ACID 30-Muriatic acid is best for correcting the severe muscle weakness seen in tobacco smokers.

NICOTINE 6X-This remedy antidote nicotine and removes the craving of nicotine .

PHOSPHORUS 30-Phosphorus is prescribed when the patient experiences weakness of vision due to smoking. The patient cannot able to read even in a candle light. Phosphorus also removes sexual weakness due to tobacco.

PLUMBUM ACETICUM 30—Plumbum aceticum is prescribed when weakness and edema of optic nerve, diplopia, dimness of vision is seen in tobacco smokers.

PLANTAGO MAJOR  200—Plantago major produces an aversion to tobacco. It removes the depression, and sleeplessness, constipation or diarrhea, and nocturnal enuresis seen chronic tobacco smokers.

SEPIA 30-Sepia is prescribed when neuralgia and dyspepsia are seen in chronic smokers.

SPIGELIA 30-Spigelia is one of the best remedies for the heart complaints seen in tobacco smokers. There is palpitation , pain in heart extending to left arm or both arms. Dyspnoea which is better from lying on right side with head high.

STAPHYSAGRIA 30-Staphysagria is effective for stopping the craving of tobacco. This remedy controls the madness and lessens the emotions mostly people facing the quitting period.Staphysaria is prescribed when irritability, hypersensitivity, insomnia, stupefying headaches, a desire for stimulants and itchy skin are seen in tobacco smokers.

TABACCUM 1000—Tabaccum removes the craving for tobacco. It helps eliminating the toxins of tobacco in chronic smokers. Tabaccum is prescribed when cold extremities, sick headaches in the early morning, indigestion, vertigo, palpitation, prostration, hypertension, dizziness, nausea, confusion and lack of concentration are seen in smokers.The symptoms are worse during the night and better during day and slow motion.

THERIDION 30- Theridion is effective for removing the bad effects of smoking and it is prescribed when nervousness, hyperaesthesia from audio, vertigo, headache with nausea and vomiting are seen in smokers.

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