You don’t have to catch the coronavirus to experience pandemic-linked health problems.
The past 10 months have led to a SURGE in bad habits as people turn to unhealthy behavior to cope with pandemic stress and lockdown boredom.
And it’s not just too much “chips and Netflix” that’s the problem. There’s a much worse habit that’s on the rise. It’s one we all know is bad and that many people quit long ago. Smoking is back – and with a vengeance.
So today, I’ve got two things for you.
First, I’ve got a very current reminder on why it’s time to kick those butts all over again. And second, I’ve got a way to pull it off – this time for good.
Startling new stroke risk linked to smoking
Cigarette sales dropped two percent last year. That might sound good on the surface since it means fewer people are smoking overall. But it’s actually not.
Because the smoking rate had been PLUNGING in recent years. In fact, cigarette sales dropped seven percent the previous year.
So the truth is the pandemic has dramatically slowed that progress. Fewer smokers are quitting. And just as disturbing, some who kicked the habit years ago are lighting up all over again.
I’m not here to judge. None of us are perfect. And with stress levels through the roof, it’s really no wonder some folks are turning to old “friends” for comfort.
But new research reveals why you should, once again, extinguish this habit before it’s too late. Because along with all the OTHER risks we’re all already too aware of, smoking can do something else.
Researchers warn smoking can significantly raise the risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage, one of the DEADLIEST forms of stroke.
A subarachnoid hemorrhage is when a blood vessel bursts just on the surface of the brain. And you slowly bleed out into that space between the brain and skull.
Stroke risk TRIPLES with a cigarette habit
Even occasional smoking… as little as a cigarette a month… can raise the risk of this frightening form of stroke by 27 percent. But the more you smoke, the bigger the risks.
Burning through 40 packs a year – about two cigarettes a day – will TRIPLE your risk of this form of deadly stroke. And that, of course, is just one of the risks smokers face.
The biggest risk is still lung cancer. And then there’s the skyrocketing risks for artery damage… heart struggles… chronic obstructive pulmonary disease… immune dysfunction… and more.
There’s really no upside to this habit. And unlike other “bad” habits, there’s no safe amount of smoking. You can enjoy a drink in the evening, for example, and might even get some health benefits from a light booze habit.
But ANY amount of tobacco – heck, even just inhaling secondhand smoke – can lead to serious and even potentially deadly health problems.
The good news is that quitting leads to IMMEDIATE benefits. That includes lung and heart improvements that begin within an HOUR of your last smoke.
I‘m not going to make light of it. I know quitting smoking is hard. But I hope to help make it a bit easier.
I’ve got three drug-free tricks that are proven to help smokers quit the habit for good, and you can read all about them for free right here.