The Weight Connection
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Why are cigarettes so addictive? Trivia and weight loss related information. Answers are at end of quiz.
1. What ingredient makes cigarettes so addictive?
2. Chewing tobacco is safe compared to smoking.
3. A few years ago, cigarettes were advertised as healthy and relaxing.
4. Some cigarettes are less risky than others.
5. Smokers who quit experience painful withdrawal symptoms.
6. Smoking keeps down weight gain.
7. Smoking poses more risks than being overweight.
8. Smokers who quit generally gain weight.
9. Second hand smoking poses serious health risks.
10. Smokers would be more apt to advise those who are considering taking up the habit:
Don't ever start! It's expensive, addictive and is just one more habit you won't have to deal with in life.
Join the club and smoke until your chin falls off!
Special notes on this health quiz:
2. False; chewing tobacco is associated with mouth, throat and lung cancer. It also makes a mess of the teeth and gums.
3. True; in the 1940's and 50's smoking was promoted as a health enhancer. Another marketing tactic was to use famous faces to promote and sell tobacco such as John Wayne - all of which turned from this type of ad and went on to promote non-smoking as a healthy way of life. For some, like John, it was just too late.
4. True; however, smoking has huge health risks no matter what brand is chewed or puffed.
5. True; shaking, crying, the jitters - it's all part of the withdrawal picture.
6. False; smoking increases health risks while a smart diet keeps weight gain at bay.
7. True; some studies indicate that smoking places health risks four times higher than for non-smokers who are overweight.
8. True; unfortunately this appears to be the case UNLESS the diet is carefully monitored.
However, quitting comes with bountiful health benefits and those individuals who quit add quality and years to their life.
The King Reason for weight gain stems from the return of 'the taste of food' which smoking masks due to respiratory depression and taste bud depression. On average, the former smoker may gain about 5 to 10 pounds after quitting.
9. True; even for pets!
10. Don't ever start!
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