According to statistics, cohabiting with a smoker leads to a 15 per cent greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Further, it is found that exposure to passive smoking for 10 years increased the rate of hypertension to a substantial 17 per cent, irrespective of the gender.
While tobacco consumption in any form is harmful for everyone and can lead to various diseases including cancer, it is especially harmful for pregnant women as it exposes the mother and the unborn child to an increased risk of health problems.
When you've resisted the temptation and made it through to a morning coffee break without smoking, acknowledge the good work you've done with some positive self-talk or enjoy a movie with friends or family.
Unlike smoked tobacco that is used periodically during the day, smokeless tobacco is used constantly, exposing users to high levels of nicotine throughout the day, resulting in high levels of dependence.