Why Smoke?

Tagal na akong nag aattempt na mag quit smoking pero nabigo ako. At times na nalelessen ko angvogue_superslims_menthol.gif sigarilyo, from 3-4 sticks a day lang pero mga 1-2 weeks ko lang ito magawa. After this, dadagdag na naman ng 5-6 a day.

Sabi ko sa sarili ko, seryosohin ko na talaga itong mawala. Uumpisahan ko na with super dedication and promise na talaga sa sarili ko, at least for 2008’s ny’s resolution. Di pa naman huli di ba?

Bakit nga ba naninigarilyo ang isang tao?

People who use tobacco tend to develop a tolerance to the effects of the nicotine in the tobacco very quickly. This means they need to smoke more and more in order to get the same effect.

With repeated use of tobacco, the risk of dependence on nicotine is high. Dependence on nicotine can be physiological, psychological or both.

People who are physically dependent on nicotine find their body has become used to functioning with the nicotine present and may experience withdrawal symptoms when they reduce their nicotine intake.

People who are psychologically dependent on nicotine may find they feel an urge to smoke when they are in specific surroundings, such as at the pub, or in particular situations such as during their lunch break or socialising with friends.

Research has shown that smoking is often associated with different roles and meanings for smokers, including the following.

Social roles, such as enjoyment of the company of friends, the drinking of coffee or alcohol, and promoting social confidence and feelings of independence (particularly for young women).

Emotional roles — caring for the self, such as helping to deal with stress and anxiety, weight control and providing ‘companionship’.

Temporal roles, such as connecting the flow of events or time in the smoker’s day, providing a break from work or activities and relieving boredom.

This may be why smoking is sometimes referred to as the most difficult drug to give up.

Very true ang reasons why I/we smoke and it is very true too that it is difficult to give up “if” you lack determination. Simple lang pakinggan di ba? Pero mahirap kung hindi mo panghahawakan ang sinabi at gusto mong gawin. I promise, not to you but to myself, that I will QUIT smoking SOON!!

In the meantime sa aking pagbabasa natuklasan ko ang mga nais mangyari sa withdrawal period ko:

Withdrawal
If a person who is dependent on the nicotine in tobacco suddenly stops using it or reduces the amount they use, they will experience withdrawal symptoms because their body has to readjust to functioning without the drug.Most of these symptoms will disappear within days or weeks of quitting smoking, but cravings may persist for years after stopping using tobacco.

Symptoms include:

* cravings;
* irritability, agitation, depression and anxiety;
* insomnia and disturbed sleeping patterns;
* increased appetite and weight gain; this i like. kase i like to gain weight kahit mga 5 kilos lang, maibalik ko lang ang dati kong timbang 10 years ago kumbaga, gusto kong maging looking 10 years younger hahaha! kase tumatanda na nga.
* restlessness and loss of concentration;
* headaches;
* coughing and sore throat;
* body aches and pains; and
* stomach and bowel upsets.

Gain weight pala ha. Hmmm.. Tara itapon na ang yosi sa inodorooooo!

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bomberoking
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 07:57:41

    iba ang sinisigarilyo ko eh..!
    hehehehehehehehe..1
    i was once a smoker too..!
    tumigil ako kasi…
    kasi…
    teka..,
    bakit nga ba..?
    ahhmm…
    kasi noong college ako…
    wala akong pambili..!
    hahahahahahahahaha..!
    yun..!
    yun nga ang dahilan..!
    since then…
    nawalan na ako ng craving for…
    the holy smoke..!
    hay..!
    pero infairness…
    pag tensed talaga…
    nakaka tulong mag pa kalma ang…
    yosi..!
    anyway…
    kaya mo kaya mag quit..?
    subaybayayn natin ito..!
    (link kita ha)..!😀

    susubaybayan mo ako sa pagtigil ng yosi? hmm.. hinahamon ako tsk tsk..

    link din kita! salamat sa pagdaan!😆

    Reply

  2. Jon Cabron
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 23:31:01

    wala ng mas sasarap pa sa pakiramdam ng nagyoyosi habang nakaupo sa inidoro at nagbabasa ng dyaryo.

    bakit ako titigil kung wala pa naman akong sakit.


    magkasakit ka na sana.

    Reply

  3. wewillgetbywithasmile
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 00:37:19

    ayoko talaga sa mga taong naninigarilyo -_-

    ok. thanks for dropping by!

    Reply

  4. brath
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 06:31:16

    girl kaya mo yan!!! ako i never try it kasi alam kong mahihirapan akong itigil e….

    hanggat maaga pa at la kapang sakit, itigil mo na ok? hehehhe

    xiao!

    Reply

  5. foobarph
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 08:53:27

    hmm… if i can gain weight through smoking… di bale na lang. ^_^


    lols.

    Reply

  6. MARU
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 09:04:52

    buti na lang ako pag sinabi kong titigil na ako eh nagagawa ko talaga.

    tumitikim lang ako ulit pag nakakainom ng beer. para lang mawala ang pait sa bibig ko. sugapa din ako sa yosi dati.

    kaya mo yan, anniepie. wag mo na intayin na singilin ka ng sakit ng dahil jan.


    kaya nga ako unti unti titigil dahil unti unti kong nararamdaman ang sakit na lumilipad papalapit sa akin😦

    Reply

  7. bursky
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 10:31:08

    kasalanan pala ng pag-quit ko ang pananaba ko!😀 hahaha…


    oo

    Reply

  8. taroogs
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 13:30:07

    miss banannie! nagyoyosi ka pala?

    ako, naka ilang quit na sa pag-yosi… ang pinaka-mahabang stretch ay mga 3 taon… pero bumalik din uli dahil sa sobrang stress… ngayon, nakaka 1 taon na akong totally no yosi. hanggang kelan naman kaya itong period na ito? hehehe…


    basta, lumobo ako ng todo nung nag-quit ako😦

    wow 3 years?! at bumalik pa?! naku ganun pala talaga yun basta bisyo.😦

    yung father ko rin nakapag stop ng 1 year but when I went back home, di ko alam na di na pala siya nagyoyosi kaya i brought his yosi as one of his pasalubongs kaya ayun awa ng jos nagyosi ulit siya hanggang ngayon. huhu..

    and good news, lumobo ka pala ha hehe excited na ako!

    Reply

  9. sommer
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 14:04:56

    …hay naku, ang hirap talaga magquit magyosi. pinakamatagal ko siguro 1 week lang (kasi masama pakiramdam ko!hehehe!)
    i tried nicotine patches kaso pangit ng side effects…it made my mood swing swing…irate talaga sobra!!
    …basta goodluck sa pagququit magyosi. may the force be with you.=)


    ganun. hirap nga eh. nahihirapan ako ngayon. huhu… pero i never tried those gums, patches and whatever ek ek coz nanininwala ako na kaya itong matigil kung gusto mo. hihi.. goodluck to myself and try to quit again, sabay tayo! haha!

    Reply

  10. A Z R A E L
    Mar 07, 2008 @ 02:18:34

    mamamatay lang din ako, mas gugustuhin ko ng madedo na masaya. kaya tuloy ang ligaya! YOSI YOSI YOSI!


    mga BI.

    Reply

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