At Quit Smoking Expert here in Capalaba we realise how poisonous and dangerous nicotine is. We know that inhaling smoke from a cigarette someone else is smoking is dangerous. In fact they now call it passive smoking. I believe that the dangers from passive smoking have now increased because of banning smoking in shopping centres etc. Sounds weird, think about it. Because you now cannot smoke in a shopping centre all the smokers congregate outside to smoke, usually outside the entrances and exits. This means that you usually have to pass through a cloud of second hand smoke which exposes you to the dangers and diseases associated with smoking.Russian Roulette
A study was done just recently on nicotine and e-cigarettes. It found that the deposits of nicotine from e-cigarettes on all surfaces were significantly higher than from normal cigarettes. This means that if you are around a person who regularly smokes e-cigarettes your chances of being exposed to third hand nicotine and its harmful effects increases. Just smoking ordinary cigarettes also exposes you to the effects of third hand nicotine but not as much as e-cigarettes. When nicotine is deposited on a surface it will enter your bloodstream when you touch that surface. The effect of nicotine is to cause your blood vessels to constrict. This in turn raises your blood pressure, increases your chances of stroke and stresses your circulatory system.
When you understand that nicotine is a harmful substance doesn’t it make sense to quit smoking cigarettes? As well as nicotine there are many other harmful substances in cigarettes all of which can expose you to some quite horrific diseases, smoking is almost like playing Russian roulette. If you like gambling with your life smoke but if you want to live a life of vitality and longevity it makes so much sense to stop smoking cigarettes.

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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