Tagal na akong nag aattempt na mag quit smoking pero nabigo ako. At times na nalelessen ko ang 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:
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.
* 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;
* 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!