The three main stages of smoking a cigarette.
The pictures of a cigarette below are split into 3 parts with an explanation of each third when smoked.
Stage 1 - the first 3rd
After the first few draws of smoking a cigarette, the serious harm begins. Smoke must travel through the entire length of the cigarette and carrying with it tar and nicotine, which is then concentrated in the last 3rd of the cigarette.
Small particles of nicotine and other chemicals are now starting to irritate the very delicate tubes inside the lungs.
Stage 2 - the second 3rd
With more smoke being inhaled and the chemicals are starting to coat the tubes with an oily tar substance, forcing them to produce very thick phlegm.
The lining of the tubes are now more prone to infection by germs, causing even more damage.
Stage 3 - the final 3rd
The tobacco smoke which is now being inhaled is so concentrated with tar that it coats the lungs.
It is causing more irritation and producing much more clinging phlegm than the other two parts that were smoked put together!
I visited Alan 10 years ago for help to stop smoking and had one 30 minute session and played a CD he gave me every night for a month. Consequently, I have never smoked again! I was back just last week to get assistance with weight loss and I’m looking forward to the same very positive results! Pauline.
Hi, Alan, Your therapy – it was best 30 minutes of my life!! Came to you 30 years in April on an evening. Didn’t even need the tape. Did change my habits – was no problem! Never ever gave it a thought again. Although I did loathe being close to smokers afterwards – the way non-smokers always feel!