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Starting the Fourth Day

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  1. eagerquit
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    10 Mar 2018
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    As I start into the fourth day smoke free this afternoon I am feeling less edgy. The mornings are definitely more intense than the afternoons.

    I found an article that explores the heavy metals contained in cigarettes, particularly cadmium and lead. It also touches on the chemical sprays on the tobacco plants.

    Cigarettes contain a concentration of heavy metals including cadmium and lead. Cadmium becomes stored in the bones, liver and kidneys causing kidney damage and fragile bones. Lead causes impaired fetal growth and brain development. In a documentary I saw, it noted the ancient Roman elite suffered from lead poisoning as a result of their lead water pipes and they even added some to their diet. It caused them brain impairment and hastened the empire’s fall.

    On the tobacco plantation, the plants are sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control various parasite and plant diseases. These chemicals are in the cigarettes we buy.

    That article definitely makes me want to stay smoke free.

    For the article see:
    https://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2012/729430/
  2. jennifer, quit coach
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    10 Mar 2018 in reply to eagerquit
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    Good Evening eagerquit,

    Congrats for getting through those first 4 days!

    Yes, there certainly are a lot of chemicals in cigarettes that after 4 days smoke-free your body is already healing from! 

    Keep up the good work and keep us posted!

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