Smoking and lung cancer are pronounced almost one after another and for good reasons. A recent study by the UK-based National Health Service (NHS) found that smoking cigarettes is one of the key risk factors behind this life threatening ailment.
According to the findings of this study, this habit is responsible for over 85 per cent of all lung cancer cases. The NHS study also states that a person who smokes over 25 cigarettes per day is 25 per cent more likely to get lung cancer as compared to a non-smoker.
Apart from lung cancer, smoking is also associated with heart diseases, cervical cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cerebral stroke among various other serious health conditions. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise when data from Worldometers reveals that around 5 million people lost their lives due to smoking globally in 2018.
Worldometers is a statistic tracking service that sources its data from big organisations such as the United Nations, World Health Organisation and others. So, it’s a no brainer that smoking is a habit that needs to be quashed. But it’s easier said than done, especially for people who are addicted to cigarettes. They face withdrawal syndrome, which is pretty tough to manage.
WHAT IS WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME ALL ABOUT?
When a heavy smoker tries to quit, his or her body takes a hit as the supply of nicotine, which is highly addictive, is suddenly cut off. The symptoms includes uncontrollable craving to smoke, insomnia, inability to concentrate and fatigue among others. Although these symptoms don’t last for a very long period, but their duration can vary from person to person.