NO TOBBACO DAY 31MAY2017

People with diabetes who smoke are
more than twice as likely to have an episode of severe hypoglycemia,
or very low blood sugar, as those who have never smoked

Loss of sugar can cause mental confusion, or even coma or seizures in
severe instances. Smoking, through its effect on hormone regulation
and insulin clearance, has been hypothesized to result in severe
hypoglycemia.

Quoting a study published in the journal Diabetes Care, after taking account of other factors, smoking conferred a
2.6-fold increased risk of having severe hypoglycemia, Klein and
colleagues report.

Furthermore, smoking was associated with similarly increased odds of
having diabetes-related nerve damage, impaired kidney function, and
sight-threatening retinal defects.Tobacco Products in Urine – A Marker of Passive Smoking

In houses where mother or father smoke, the infants have 5.5 times higher levels of nicotine product, called cotinine, in the urine than infants of non-smokers .Cotinine is created as the body tries to get rid of the nicotine in inhaled smoke.

Quoting a British study published in the Archives of Diseases in Childhood, that sleeping with smoker parents is a known risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome. One of the reasons for the same could be the infant proximity to parents clothing or other objects contaminated with smoke particles.

The study consisted of 104 twelve-week old infants. 71 of them had one of the parent smoking and 33 with no smoker parents.

The study showed that between mother and father if the mother smoked the chances of infant’s urine containing nicotine products was four times higher than in non smoking parents.

If the father was smoking the chances of having nicotine products in the urine of the infant was two times than of a non smoking parent.

The study also showed that sleeping with smoker parents or sleeping in lower temperature rooms was associated with increased nicotine products in the urine of the infants.

Higher nicotine products in the urine were also observed in colder times of the year indicating more closed door smoking during this period of the yearIf you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.
1—Think positive
Think about how you’re really going to do it this time.
2–Make a plan to quit smoking
Make a promise, set a date and stick to it.
3—Consider your diet
Sitdown in a room where you don’t smoke may help after food.
4–Change your drink
The same study looked at drinks. Fizzy drinks, alcohol, cola, tea and coffee all make cigarettes taste better.
5–Identify when you crave cigarettes
A craving can last five minutes & think about this:- the combination of smoking and drinking raises your risk of mouth cancer by 38 times.
6–Get some stop smoking support
If friends or family members want to give up too, suggest to them that you give up together.
7–Get moving
A review of scientific studies has proved exercise – even a five-minute walk or stretch – cuts cravings and may help your brain produce anti-craving chemicals.
8–Make non-smoking friends
When you’re at a party, stick with the non-smokers.Even passive smoking hs health hazards.
9–Keep your hands and mouth busy
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can double your chances of success.
As well as patches, there are tablets, lozenges, gum and a nasal spray.
10–Make a list of reasons to quit
Keep reminding yourself why you made the decision to give up.Think about your dependents always.

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