Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things I’ve done in the last 20 years. So I know how difficult it is for you. What helped me, and what might help you too, is the right motivation. That’s what this article is about and, above all, how your children can be your motivation.
Are you going to be a dad soon or are you already a proud father of one or more children?? But are you also a smoker or does your wife smoke?. Partner? How much damage you are doing to your children and of course to yourself, you will find out in this article. I’ll also give you some tips on how to successfully stop smoking – your children will thank you for it.
Children can’t decide whether they want to smoke or not
Have you ever asked yourself what you are doing to yourself and your loved ones by smoking?? My wife used to smoke herself. When the topic of having children became more important to us, it was clear to my wife that she wanted to stop smoking. For the good of the child and to be an exemplary mother, she said goodbye to the glow stick. As a result, I know both the reasons to stop smoking when you want to have children, but also the problems, fears and worries smokers have with it.
However, we simply cannot deny that in cigarette smoke about 200 harmful substances of which about 40 are classified as carcinogenic. They represent a real poison cocktail for you and the bystanders. The only difference is that you can make a conscious decision to smoke or not, and the danger that comes with it. But what about your children? Who asks her?
For children in particular, the toxins contained in smoke can have a particularly negative impact on their health. This is because their lungs have not yet fully developed the ability to detoxify the substances. Also, children breathe more frequently per minute than adults, so they inhale even more of the toxic smoke. For infants, it increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, and for children, it increases the risk of respiratory diseases. Not to mention the potential danger of long-term health consequences such as cancer. Studies also show that children of smoking parents are much more likely to become smokers themselves than children of non-smokers.
Enormous health consequences and risks from smoking during pregnancy
If your wife smokes during pregnancy, your unborn child will be affected. It’s connected from the first second of pregnancy through the umbilical cord to everything good and bad your wife ingests. So also with the toxins from cigarette smoke. Imagine if she smokes 20 cigarettes a day, your baby will already have about 5600 cigarettes intus. But not only if your wife smokes, it has consequences. Likewise, the passive smoke your baby gets from the cigarettes you smoke has serious implications.
Smoking during pregnancy can Have numerous negative health consequences:
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