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Negative effects of Tobacco on Human Health

Tobacco is like a slow poison. Excessive consumption of Tobacco in any form has tremendous adverse effects of human health. 

Tobacco is one of the major culprits for Cancer, as it has almost seventy chemicals which can cause Cancer. Nearly 50% of people who consume Tobacco on regular basis, die due to health complications resulted from Tobacco consumption. Diseases which result from Tobacco use are generally related to mouth, lungs, heart and lever. Contribution to Cancer of Kidney, Bladder and Pancreas has also been noticed. Average life expectancy in tobacco consumer is also lesser,compared to others who do not consume tobacco.

The addictive nature of Tobacco is mainly due to Nicotine. Nicotine creates dependency on both the fronts, physical and psychological. Tobacco smoke contains certain molecules which get attached to human DNA and cause mutations. Ultimately over long period, this results in Cancer. These mutations may be carried forward in next generation as well.

Tobacco exposure or consumption can be of various natures. Though smoking is the most preferred way, Chewing tobacco in various forms also contributes substantially.

Smoking is achieved through many ways, Cigarettes or Cigars is being the prime, there are local versions of the same in the form of Bidi, Hookkasetc . Passive smoking where by, Tobacco smoke is consumed due to smoking habits of another person, also has similar adverse effects, though the intensity might be little lesser.Inhaling smoke starts its adverse effects on tooth, mouth, throat, lungs and most of the internal organs in stomach.

Direct chewing of Tobacco was preferred method for long time along with Tobacco in various forms through betel leaves typically known as Paan, which is getting replaced by flavored powders or a mixture of flavored items generally terms as Gutka.

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Who can become Drug Addict ?

Advances in Genealogy have reached at a stage, where we can predict a probability of whether a person can have specific disease or not. Since we treat, Drug Addiction as a disease, one may think that on similar lines, that we will able to predict whether a person can become drug addict or not or at least we can attach a probability to the answer. But as of today, it is not an easy prediction to be put forth.

There are multiple factors, which govern a human mind and its decision making process. Drug Addiction depends on complex machinery formed by the dual of mind and body. As we know, human body and mind matters, both are influenced by environmental factors in addition to their own structure and strength.

To predict whether a person can become Drug Addict, ultimately depends upon all these factors. Each factor adds its own weightage to the risk probability of addiction and with a combination of all such weightage, we will arrive at a probability figure, which indicate the risk of drug addiction.

However there are certain risk factors which may influence the path towards drug addiction. The more risk factors a person has, the probability for consumption to  drug addiction, increases. Generally the factors which influence, risk of drug addiction are as follows :

Biology : The genes that one is born with, has maximum influence on the risk that (s)he will become drug-addict.

Environment : A person’s environment includes many different influences, from family and friends to economic status and general quality of life, moral and academic education (s)he has gone through, community and customs etc.

Development :As explained in the above point, genetic and environmental factors interact with critical developmental stages in a person’s life, to affect risk of drug addiction.

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Top 5 Home Remedies for Drug Addiction

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  1. Meditation

Many Researchers studied that the effects of meditation helps measurably in reducing the physiological triggers of drug addictions. Meditation helps in care and attentiveness of emotionally thoughts and feelings; it triggers the positive energy into mastering your feelings and avoiding negative encounters or stress that outcome in drug abuse.

  • Caffiene  

Many people think of caffeine as a drug, of course in some ways it is a drug, however, it also can reduce addictive habits. Caffeine is utilized as a substitute for energetic substance addictions, for example, liquor, rapture or cocaine. The increase in adrenaline and subjective vitality can be nearly confused with those medication surges and can enable genuine dependence on wearing off without extreme withdrawal indications. Be that as it may, you can likewise wind up dependent on caffeine, so use with alert!

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar helps to reduce the carve for smoking cigarettes and other drugs. It also helps and improves the immune system of the body. Apple cider vinegar is a chemical mixture of acetic acid and malic acid which helps to control the carving nature of an addict towards a drug.

  • Yoga        

Yoga is one of the effective ways to cleanse the body and give you a sharp mind. While performing yoga your body starts calming down and this helps to change the mindset of an addict and it also gives positive energy to your body and stops you from destructive energy.

  • Art Therapy

Many researchers suggest behavioural change as the most effective solution for drug addiction, and art therapy has gained high popularity. Art therapy allows addicts to build self-esteem and confidence, avoid negative responses to common triggers, and to step out of their destructive lifestyle to create and appreciate beauty. This therapy has been linked to lower levels of depression and anxiety, both of which often trigger substance abuse.