Are you an occasional smoker? Turns out that you are putting many more pairs lungs at risk than yours. Second hand smoking or passive smoking could be putting the respiratory health of your kids in much more severe ways than previously thought . Parents who smoke in front of their kids are more likely to believe that there is no presence of tobacco smoke in the air, but they are clearly mistaken noted a new study.
The study, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, stated that parents who smoke are often not aware of its ramifications on their kids. They mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco smoke in the air and often undermine it.
"This reliance on their own physical sensory perceptions leads to misconceptions of when and where children are exposed to tobacco smoke," said Laura Rosen, researcher at the Tel Aviv University in Israel.
"No one has previously put their finger on this exposure perception problem. This is important for the ongoing debate about restrictions on smoking in public places, since people may be exposed without being aware of it," Rosen added.
For the study, the team interviewed about 65 parents and discovered that many a times parents shroud themselves in several false assumptions concerning the exposure of their child to their cigarette smoking tendencies.
The researchers also revealed that if they found that if the parents believed that if they did not see or smell the smoke, their children were not exposed.
"Many parents believe they are taking adequate measures to protect their children from the damage of cigarette smoke. But we found that they are not even aware of some of the exposure, and therefore do not take sufficient measures to protect their children," the researchers noted.
Time and again experts from around the world have emphasized on the ill effects of smoking on lungs and overall health in general. Once addicted, it is difficult to quit smoking, but that doesn't change the fact that it is imperative to curb these smoking habits and lead a healthier lifestyle. We list down some natural remedies suggested by Ayurveda Expert Dr. MA Chaudhary from Ayur Tree Herbal to help you quit smoking.
1. Dried Ginger with Lemon
Ginger has Sulphur compounds that help in reducing this addiction. All you need to do is to soak small pieces of ginger with lemon juice and mix it with black pepper and store it in a container. Just suck into the piece of ginger whenever you have the urge to smoke and you will see the difference.
Harad or Harar (Terminalia Chebula) are of two types, one is big sized and brown in colour and the other is small sized and black in colour. Use the black harad and soak it in water for a few hours and keep it in your mouth for a few minutes. This will help reduce the urge to smoke.
3. Dalchini and Honey
Take some dalchini powder and mix a half teaspoon of honey and have it with water at least 2-3 times a day to reduce the urge to smoke.
4. Onion Juice
Drink onion juice at least three times a day to see positive results.
Ginseng helps in reducing cravings and further helps the body to deal with physical and emotional stress while experiencing withdrawal symptoms.