Smoking harms almost every organ in the body. It leads to many kinds of cancer: lung, mouth, esophageal, stomach, pancreas, kidney, and bladder. Smoking damages cells lining the heart and blood vessels and makes blood clots form easily. These effects increase chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Smokers are four times more likely than nonsmokers to die of heart disease. Smoking increases the risk of aortic aneurysm (swelling of a main artery) and circulation problems.
After quitting smoking, the levels of the poisonous gas carbon dioxide in the blood decrease to normal. Between 2 and 12 weeks, lungs start to work better and the risk of heart attack decreases. Coughing and shortness of breath may take 1 to 9 months to improve. After 1 year, heart disease risk falls by half. After 15 years, risks of heart disease and stroke will be normal. After 10 years, the risk of getting lung cancer is half that of a continuing smoker.
Certain methods double the chances of success. Counseling can be individual, group, or telephone-based. The health care provider, local hospital, or health center can advise about free support programs. Nicotine replacement therapy involves approved gums, patches, sprays, inhalers, and lozenges that have specific amounts of nicotine. Both over-the-counter and prescription preparations are available. Drugs include bupropion, which is a prescription antidepressant, and varenicline, which is an effective prescription pill that can reduce the urge to smoke. It works for 44% of people who take it for the full 12 weeks.
If you prefer a tighter draw, you can use a punch cutter or a V-cutter. The intensity of your cigar will increase slightly because the smoke and the oil are concentrated through a smaller opening with a V-cutter or a punch.
Once your cigar is lit, flip it around in your hand and gently blow on the lit end. You should observe an even red-orange glow over the entire foot. The goal is to create a firm, even ash as you smoke your cigar. Well-made cigars burn straight while the ash stays intact for a few of inches. 041b061a72