Thomas3.20.2010

Just One!

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Sep 16, 2017

Who of us hasn't had these nefarious thoughts?

 

"Just one won't hurt me!"

"I won't relapse with just one!" 

"Not one puff ever is too strict! After a Year I can become social smoker!"

 

All of these thoughts are typical of the bargaining stage of the normal Smoking Cessation Process! Good Grief!

And they will all absolutely lead to relapse! There are dozens of examples throughout this website to testify to the reality:

The Law of Addiction:  "Administration of a drug to an addict will cause re-establishment of chemical dependence upon the addictive substance."

 

What's more, there is no safe level of first or second hand smoke:

Scientists are reporting that cigarette smoke begins to cause genetic damage within minutes — not years — after inhalation into the lungs. Their report, the first human study to detail the way certain substances in tobacco cause DNA damage linked to cancer, appears in Chemical Research in Toxicology, one of 38 peer-reviewed scientific journals published by the American Chemical Society.

 

A different study was done in Spain to compare smokers' lung tissue and Moderate COPD lung tissues. Their conclusion:

"The 'healthy' smokers experience similar gene expression changes as those seen in smokers who have developed the disease", concludes Ricardo Bastos. "This once again underlines the decisive role of smoking in causing these changes". Bastos' team of researchers used PCR technique to study 42 genes related to tissue and vascular inflammation and changes in the proteins that code these genes.

In another 2016 study: 

Using the non-smokers as the baseline comparison group, Jaspers’ team found that smoking cigarettes decreased the gene expression of 53 genes important for the immune response of epithelial cells. Using e-cigarettes decreased the gene expression of 358 genes important for immune defense—including all 53 genes implicated in the smoking group.

“We compared these genes one by one,” lead researcher Ilona Jaspers, professor of pediatrics, and microbiology and immunology at the UNC Medical Center, says, “And we found that each gene common to both groups was suppressed more in the e-cigarette group. We currently do not know exactly how e-cigarettes do this.”

 

There's more but I don't want to get tedious - I just enjoy researching research!

 

The take-away message is this:

Don't believe the NIco-Lies! 

Sickerettes are like wolves,

They travel in packs!

Outcomes