January 3, 2011


achtung! this will be a very long-winded post! :) quit now if you're bored!


i don't think i want to touch about how smoking affects your lungs.. bla bla blaaa.. 2nd hand smoker effects bla bla blaaa... coz everybody knows the answer... and every smoker knows the bad effects of it.... whether why they still choose to do it or excuses behind it... err ummm.. it's not for me to decide for them... or to judge them so and so...
what i want to share today is, what SMOKING can and will do, TO ME AND Jr.! *bridezilla turn into mummy-zilla!* :D

article is a Copyright of Helpwithsmoking.com

Tobacco smoke contains more than 4000 harmful chemicals, of which a number of them are known carcinogens in humans, whilst others are highly toxic and poisonous. The chemicals that most affect the foetus and its healthy development are nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, although arsenic, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde and creosote are in no way good for the baby to inhale either.

When an expecting mother inhales tobacco smoke from a cigarette, some of the chemicals are exhaled immediately and leave the body, but others stay in the body and make their way into the placenta. The unborn child, as well as inhaling the mainstream smoke that the mother breathes in from the cigarette, which stays in her body, it may also inhale any secondhand smoke that is in the air. This would mean that the growing foetus would be negatively affected by two different types of smoke. Even if the mother does not smoke but the baby is exposed to passive smoking from the father, the growth and development of the foetus can be affected.

so, that's the general idea... smoking = not good for mummy to be and Jr. Smoker fathers... pls think about this time you want to smoke... why ppl smoke? i can't give the answer to that cos i don't smoke... and ppl who don't smoke, will never understand the 'excitement or needs' that smokers claim to gain from smoking... again, i'm not here to tell you to stop smoking... just to give you a different perspective from a non-smoker...

Smoke to reduce stress (article from Ezinearticle.com)

It is said that cigarettes help to reduce stress and help people relax, a fact smokers regularly produce when asked why they can't quit smoking. "I can't quit I'm too stressed out." Is a common sentence uttered by many a smoker every day. And when in a tough, problematic, critical and anxious situation a smoker will more than likely 'need' a cigarette to calm his nerves. And smokers also get several other benefits from smoking including increased concentration, an added energy 'boost' mental 'strength' to deal with tough situations, curing boredom and relaxation.

These aspects can be condensed into two main beneficial areas of smoking. Firstly that, smoking is calming and relaxing, and secondly, it helps smokers concentrate and think clearly. So cigarettes can have two effects - at times cigarettes can make you feel more relaxed and calmer - a general feeling of tranquillity or peacefulness. AND cigarettes can make you feel more confident, more capable, better equipped to deal with tough situations and they can give you increased concentration - a general energetic and empowered feeling. But how is it that this same product or substance can do both of these things? Two different things that are complete opposites. Smokers have been told, and believe that cigarettes not only help to lower stress levels but they also help to keep you on your toes - two completely different effects. Relaxation is a suppressing feeling while concentration is an uplifting feeling. How can the same substance or product make the body feel up and raring to go and also make it relaxed and increase inner tranquillity?

The truth is that cigarettes can't make or help smokers do both, or either - it's impossible. You've also been told that cigarettes can cure boredom, help you enjoy your coffee and tea and meals and also sex more. But again, how can cigarettes do all of these things? Yes nicotine does have a stimulating effect, (as it releases dopamine, the body's natural pleasure drug, into the brain) but how the hell does it make you feel up, down and everything in between? Basically we have been told that cigarettes can pretty much do whatever you want them to, depending on the circumstances surrounding you while you smoke. So if you need some mental energy or strength - have a cigarette and if you want to relax and forget about your problems then you should have a cigarette too! How can the same cigarette make you feel how you want to feel, depending on your choosing?

The truth is that despite nicotine releasing dopamine into the brain, all the other substances in a cigarette actually put a huge strain on your brain and body - they make you feel more tense, more anxious, more stressed and more on edge. No matter how much you argue against this it's the cold hard truth!

That's TRUTH no 1

Can Smoking help you lose weight? (article from articlesbase.com)
Smoking is highly damaging to your body and it is not an activity I recommend you participate in. However, there are limited advantages associated with this habit. One such advantage is that smoking can help you lose weight. In this article I discuss how it helps you lose weight and compare this with the damage it can cause. There are a number of reasons that smoking helps you drop the pounds and I have listed these below:

1) Smoking Damages Your Taste Buds:- The more you smoke the more damage you do to your taste buds. Over time the chemicals and tar in cigarettes coat the inside of your mouth and cover your taste buds meaning that they become less and less effective. As your taste buds become progressively hampered the food you eat becomes increasingly bland. Therefore, you do not enjoy your food as much as you once did and there is less temptation to carry on eating. You start to eat until your hunger is satisfied and not for enjoyment which means you eat less. Since you are eating less the logical result is for you to lose weight.

But is it worth damaging your taste buds just so that you eat a little less each day? In my opinion definitely not. I really enjoy tasting all the different flavours that food has to offer and would not like to have that taken away from me. I would much rather discipline myself to moderate my eating than damage my taste buds so much that I do not enjoy my food anymore.

2) Nicotine is an Appetite Suppressant:- Studies suggest that nicotine acts as an appetite suppressant. Therefore, the more you smoke the less hungry you feel and the less you are likely to eat.

However, nicotine is a very dangerous substance. Certain reports suggest that there may be a link between nicotine and kidney disease, that nicotine damages the inside of your arteries and that nicotine can increase your risk of heart disease. Furthermore, withdrawal from nicotine can lead to irritability, headaches, poor concentration, insomnia, constipation and it can even increase your appetite. Therefore, whilst you may feel less hungry when you have a steady supply of nicotine you quickly become reliant on this substance to suppress your appetite, all the time doing increased damage to your body.

3) Smoking Increases your Metabolic Rate:- Smoking cigarettes makes your heart beat faster, meaning your body expends more energy and burns more calories. Therefore, when you smoke you will burn more calories than when you do not smoke. Heavy smokers are believed to burn up to 200 additional calories each day as a result of this.

However, the extra pressure placed on your heart by smoking does not just burn calories. It also increases your risk of heart disease which is one of the most common causes of smoking related deaths. Is it really worth putting your heart in this much danger just to get a slight daily boost in metabolism?

As I have already mentioned smoking is not a good habit and is something that I suggest you avoid. Nevertheless, I am prepared to offer a balanced argument and I admit that one of the few benefits of smoking is that it assists weight loss by boosting your metabolism and suppressing your appetite. However, when you balance this against the negatives which include damage to your lungs, arteries, veins & heart, bad breath, wrinkled skin and poor health smoking is not such an attractive weight loss solution.

That's TRUTH no 2

repeat: i'm not here to tell you to stop smoking... just to give you a different perspective from a non-smoker... and think more before you act and act wisely? :)

i have asthma ppl! asthmaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's a disease... i'm born with it... so if you claim loving me so much... u need to know this... i have asthmaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*apa pulak meroyan... tadi smoking.. ni asthma pulak.... apa kaitannya ya... meh nak story meh mehhh... *

Allergic to Cigarette Smoke? (article from hubpages.com)

When you catch a whiff of tobacco smoke, do you cringe in anticipation? Perhaps the first thing to cross your mind is the unpleasant memory of your last clash with secondhand smoke and the runny nose, sneezing, and congestion that followed. For some, the reaction to cigarette smoke closely resembles an allergic reaction, which leads them to believe that they have "smoke allergies". No one really is allergic to smoke. Many people insist that they are allergic to smoke created by cigarettes or cigars, but the truth is that they have having an allergy-like reaction due to other health complications. Understanding exactly why you feel like you are having allergy attack when around a smoker is the key to understanding how to prevent symptoms in the future. Smoke technically is not an allergen, but an irritant. This explains most people feel no relief when they take antihistamine allergy after exposure to smoke. The key to avoiding the problems caused by cigarette smoke is determining what type of sensitivity you have and how best to treat it. 

So, Who is Prone to “Smoke Allergies”?
  • Children and Infants
  • Elderly Persons
  • People with allergy history (anyone with allergies, asthma, eczema, etc) <---- me! me! me!
  • People exposed to heavy smoke for long periods of time
Sometimes people who are sensitive to tobacco smoke will also experience allergy-like symptoms when they encounter strong odors, perfumes, weather changes or temperature changes. <----- me also! me! me! me! all of the above okeh... 

Symptoms of Cigarette Sensitivity

For some people, exposure to tobacco smoke can cause a list of symptoms: Sneezing, Coughing, Watery, burning eyes, Runny nose, Post nasal drip, Congestion, Shortness of breath and Headache. For many people, these symptoms appear shortly after exposure to cigarette smoke and last for hours afterward. In addition to these symptoms, individuals exposed to smoke on a daily basis are more likely to experience constant respiratory infections like sinusitis and bronchitis as well as the development of wheezing and asthma.
A burning cigarette is capable of releasing over 4,000 different chemicals into the air (and 80 of these are known or suspected carcinogens). For some, avoiding situations with smoke is almost impossible. Often a family member will smoke indoors, or a public place like a bar or restaurant will allow smoking. Depending on the severity of your reaction, sometimes the residual smoke scent on another person's clothing or in a room where someone had smoked in the past can cause irritation. So, even though avoidance of tobacco smoke is the best method to prevent "smoke allergies", it may not be a practical solution.

That's TRUTH no 3

in a way.... YES this is a selfish post about me and Jr. I chose not to smoke for health reasons.. to me and others... i respect and care about my body and the health of the people whom i love... that's me! 

in my previous years, i use to hear.....
"owh i smoke because all my friends are smokers.. it's a mutual activity when we hang around..."
"owh.. i love man who smoke.. coz it makes them  more manly...."
"owh i smoke because it's normal now for women to smoke..."
hmmmm.... i don't use bimbo's excuses... not in smoking nor any other part of my daily life choices... 
yes.. it's always a choice people! choice! choice! 
p/s no 1: if you find your child always sick... maybe you might want to quit smoking! :) this entry is long enough without articles of effects of 2nd hand smoking to children.. maybe next time... remember, it's not only the smoke... but the fume and it's 'left-overs' too... smoking outside the house and comes in to kiss/hug ur child? hmmm... not really helping.... 
p/s no 2: have u tried to smoke in a helmet and close the visor plsss? and after smoke... stays that way for quite sometime... ekekekkkk.... 


  1. laling good sharing....tq...

    dont forget gve me ur email plsss...
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  2. owh owh.. tu lah.. tadi bukak.. tak mulehhh.. huwaaaaa... pls pls add me.. :)


  3. hahahah.....fahmi patut baca ni.....i dah penat dah bebel berbakul2 kat dia....regardless if he smokes outside the house, bile masuk je dalam rumah, harus la satu rumah tu 'wangi' bau asap rokok kan...isk...ya ampun!

  4. eheee... like i said... smoker will need to be 'aware' on their own terms... and they have their own reasons which we will not understand either... haha... tunggu dan lihat sajer.... as for me.. i'm 'in-touch' with few smokers these few days.... and it feels weird in my breathing... langkah berjaga2 ittiewww utk asthma attack *gulp*

  5. saya sokong dan setujusssss..sgt geram bila pg mkn kt mana2, the smokers ni tak aware org2 persekitaran..merokok dpn org pregnant dgn selamba.. I buat2 batuk kuat2 sambil tutup hidung smp dia perasan..at last dia pg merokok tpt lain..