The verb to smoke comes from the Latin word I will smoke, which can be translated as “Expel smoke”. That is why the first meaning of the term mentioned in the dictionary of Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) It refers to throw or puff smoke: a mixture of gases that is generated by combustion and that carries suspended particles.
The most common use of the concept, however, is associated with what a person when inhales and expels the smoke of some type of cigar, cigarette, pipe, hookah or other similar element.
Smoking generally consists of burning tobacco and inhaling part of the smoke that is generated by combustion. Through this practice, the smoker absorbs various substances that generate changes in his body, such as nicotine.
Smoking, in this framework, is a harmful habit that affects the Health. Smoking has been shown to lead to the development of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and of lung cancer, for example. That is why there are campaigns to discourage the practice and limitations and prohibitions are established for advertising and the consumption of cigarettes on public roads.
In any case, smoking tobacco is usually a behavior allowed by the authorities. On the other hand, at a general level, smoking other substances such as marijuana or opium is prohibited by the law. This makes conventional tobacco cigarettes constitute a legal drug that is marketed and can be smoked without great obstacles.
Among the worst aspects of this habit is the fact that it affects both smokers and the people around them, without neglecting the hurt that causes the environment. It is a custom that many groups are trying to abolish once and for all, through awareness campaigns about all the ways in which it hurts us, but it is still quite popular today.
Since smoking can lead to addiction, quitting is not easy for everyone. For this reason, there are various treatments and products specifically aimed at smokers to help them overcome their problem. Let’s see below some of the best tips to quit smoking for good:
* determine the date of the last cigar: as the taste for tobacco cannot disappear overnight, it is important to impose the obligation on ourselves to quit, and then allow the organism that it adapts to a healthier way of living, so that over time it can even reject this and other harmful substances;
* change routine: smokers tend to have their day well organized around cigarettes, and that is why it is very useful to alter the schedules to “fool” the body. In this framework it works very well to recover old hobbies or to look for new ones;
* make exercise: This is the eternal advice, which serves in almost all self-improvement projects. The body needs to stay active, and the incentive to look better is ideal to reject tobacco little by little;
* drink a lot of water: quitting smoking is also purifying the body, and there is no better recipe than hydrating it properly. If we make sure to eat at least 1.5 liters a day, we will be well on our way.
Finally, in colloquial language, smoking can be used in different ways with a symbolic meaning. The concept can be used to refer to the misuse or exaggeration of something or the fact of being forced to tolerate some situation: “I’m sure Juan is going to smoke the inheritance in a few months and then he will run out of money”, “I still have to smoke my boss another three hours before I leave the office”.