How to overcome smoking flue and COPD


Once some bad habits start, it can be challenging to stop.  Good for that 

Self-control will be required.  Smoking is at the forefront of bad habits that cannot be avoided.  Smoker’s Flu is often a challenge for those trying to quit smoking.  Smokers’ Flu is a problem with symptoms similar to the common cold that some people experience when they suddenly stop smoking or use nicotine. 

Smoker’s Flu can also cause cough, fatigue, headache, chest heaviness, sore throat, and dizziness.  Mental problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, inattention and insomnia also occur in some people. 

Along with this comes a strong desire for cigarettes.  But Gurseet Singh, founder of the Smot Quit Smoking program, wrote in an article on the health that these smokers are part of the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking. 

The nicotine in tobacco stimulates specific receptors in the brain to release dopamine neurotransmitters behind the kick that smokers get. 

When this happens, dopamine stops flowing, and the body reacts to it through physical and mental symptoms, making smokers Flu. Smoker’s Flu is also a sign that the body is starting to expel toxins accumulated in the body through prolonged smoking. 

Many positive changes follow this in the body.  Blood pressure drops, and carbon monoxide levels return to normal.  The lungs release more mucus as part of the process of expelling toxins, which can cause swelling of the chest. 

The taste buds on the tongue also return slowly during this period.  New nerve cells grow in the neck and chest and cause symptoms similar to the common cold. 

Smoking cessation can be prevented by stopping smoking once a day and gradually reducing the dose to a complete end of smokers’ Flu.  Smokers’ Flu is only visible for a few days and weeks. 

Gurseet Singh says the right approach, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, can help stop smoking.  This therapy aims to reduce the psychological dependence on smoking and voluntarily say no to the cigarette with the smoker. 

Gurseet Singh added that the smoker’s Flu should be seen as just a small obstacle on the way to a better life without smoking. 

Is smoking a weakness ?;  Do not ignore these symptoms 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a consequence of smoking.  The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that deaths from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) will increase by 160% in South Asian countries, including India, if the necessary precautions are not taken.  It is estimated that an average of five lakh people dies of the disease in India every year. 

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is the fourth leading cause of death in the world.  It is a condition in which the airways become swollen, and the airways dilate.  The leading causes of COPD are smoking, air pollution and constant exposure to kitchen fumes. 

Genetic and environmental factors may also be involved.  It’s more common in people over the age of 40, but those who become chain smokers at an early age can get the disease much earlier. 

Passive smoking can also be transmitted to others by secondhand smoke.  But COPD is not transferred to another person. 

These are the symptoms 

Shortness of breath is the main symptom of COPD.  Other symptoms include persistent cough, coughing and sneezing.  Symptoms may not be present at the onset of the disease. 

As the disease progresses, it affects the heart-like organs, expands to the right side of the heart and increases the risk of a heart attack.  Damage to the airways cannot be treated and made 100% old. 

The treatment is to reduce the severity of the disease and prevent other problems.  In the case of asthma, treatment can completely restore the airways.  Although similar in symptoms, this is the main difference between asthma and COPD. 

What about treatment? 

 After studying the patient’s life situation, a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) can be performed to determine if you have COPD.  Depending on the patient’s condition, some people may need X – rays, ECGs, and echo tests. 

The first step in treatment is to stop smoking completely.  Then the medication and steroid inhaler should be used exactly as prescribed by the doctor.  The inhaler helps the medicine to reach the lungs directly and heal faster. 

There are no side effects associated with the use of drugs for COPD.  Respiratory aids may be needed in case of persistent lung failure (respiratory failure).  If the patient’s oxygen level in the blood is low, arrangements may be made to administer oxygen at home. 


Spirometry is a breath test.  Spirometry is a simple test that measures the airways’ obstruction that carries air in and out of the lungs.  Spirometry can be done if there is any suspicion of COPD. 

Pulmonary rehabilitation 

Pulmonary rehabilitation is also part of the treatment, and breathing exercises are part of this.  Pulmonary rehabilitation is determined by including exercises, diets and awareness that can improve the patient’s health and strengthen the lung muscles.


Anitha Ammanath
Anitha Ammanath
MBA HR & Marketing holder from Anna University. Major work experience based in Qatar. Blogger, Writer and Author of 5 books in Literature and more interesting works are yet to happen. I am always curious and passionate in writing and strong Karma believer





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