Love to smoke “get up smoke” high risk of carcinogenesis
Some smokers like to smoke a cigarette after waking up in the morning.
A recent United States survey found that this type of “get-up smoke” significantly increases the risk of lung and oral cancer.
Even if you want to smoke, it’s best to wait half an hour before you wake up.
Sixty percent of smokers surveyed like to “get up” Pennsylvania State University researchers report in the latest issue of the American Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention that they have drawn 1945 adult cigarettes from a national health programData analysis.
These people provided a lot of data on smoking habits, including when the first cigarette is usually started after waking up in the morning.
About 32% of the respondents will smoke within 5 minutes after waking up, about 31% will get their first cigarette within 6 minutes to half an hour after waking up, and 18% will be half an hour after getting upI didn’t expect to smoke until an hour, and the other 19% usually got up an hour before smoking.
The analysis shows that regardless of the total number of cigarettes smoked by these smokers every day, the more impatient “get-up smoke” is, the higher the risk of developing lung or oral cancer.
Researchers say that smokers who smoke for the first time after waking up have higher levels of carcinogens NNAL in their blood compared to those who don’t have that much addiction or can tolerate smoking again after waking up.
It is suggested that intervention should be directed at “get-up smoke”. NNAL is a metabolite of tobacco-specific carcinogen nitrosamine (NNK).
Previous studies have found that nitrosamines can induce tumors in the lungs of some rodents, so the level of NNAL in the blood can roughly predict the risk of lung cancer in rodents and humans.
Generally, the level of NNAL in the blood of smokers is related to many factors such as their age, age, gender, and frequency of smoking.
But researchers caution that taking these factors into account still shows a significant correlation between the urge to “get up” and lung cancer risk.
They explained that people who smoke when they wake up may inhale the smoke more violently and deeply, resulting in higher levels of NNAL in their blood.
Therefore, the time of smoking the first cigarette in the morning may be used as an important factor to identify smokers at high risk of lung cancer in smoking cessation therapy, so as to conduct targeted smoking cessation interventions.
Many people know that smoking is harmful to health, but the awareness of the dangers of smoking remains at a relatively shallow level.
Here’s what you need to know about smoking cessation.
1.You should know that smoking is actually a disease. Smokers who are addicted to smoking are actually patients.
Pathophysiology studies have confirmed that the substance of smoking addiction is nicotine dependence, and the World Health Organization has included this as an illness in the International Classification of Diseases.
2.Getting rid of nicotine cannot be based on willpower alone. Many smokers have experienced failure to quit smoking, and attribute the reason to their weak willpower. It is unknown that nicotine depends on it as a disease and cannot simply rely on willpower.
Once smokers become addicted to nicotine, they need to smoke a cigarette every 30-40 minutes to maintain a stable level of nicotine in the brain.
Below this level, smokers experience irritability, discomfort, nausea, headaches and a desire to replenish nicotine, which feels similar to drug withdrawal.
As a result, only a few smokers quit smoking for the first time, and most smokers have experienced relapses after quitting.
3．Smoking affects health is a long-term process. Experts point out that smoking is a risk factor for many diseases. Tobacco can damage almost all organs of the human body.
Because the health damage caused by smoking has a long-term lag, the related diseases will not appear until 10, 20 or even more years after smoking. This also causes the smokers to not realize the harm of smoking before the disease appears.