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Can I smoke during fasting?

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Smoking is not related to food, and that's why, as some people think, some extra cigarette during fasting will not have significant effect. Actually, it is a very dangerous mistake

Smoking influences on our body considerably. The first cigarette leads to general weakness, dizziness, and even vomiting very often. And this is not surprising, as tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemical species, some of which conduce to carcinogenesis.  

Just let me point out the tobacco smoke composition:

-          -  solid components - about 10% of smoke. They include various resins, and nicotine as well;

-          -  gases and vapors - the remained 90%. The basic gas is carbon monoxide (CO). In large weight percentage there are formaldehyde, acrolein, ammonia, nitrogen oxides, pyridine, hydrocyanic acid (cyanide), monochloroethylene, ventox, and also some hundreds of toxicants including nicotine, cyanide, arsenic, formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocyanic acid, etc. 

In tobacco smoke there are radioactive nuclides: polonium, lead, bismuth. A pack of cigarettes per day is about 500 roentgens of radiation per a year. 

The temperature of smoldering cigarette is 700-900 C! After the tobacco smoke reaches lungs nicotine percolates brain in 7 seconds. 

Sooner or later the body gets used to the impact of all these harmful substances and the smoker does not react so much to the tobacco smoke components. 

But during fasting the body overresponds to harmful substances inflow, and especially to carbon monoxide. Maybe, this influence may be not so noticeable during first days of fasting period but with the fasting period increase the smoker can have such symptoms as dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting. The most dangerous smoking is after 5-7 days of fasting. On this time the body completely transits to internal nutrition, and smoking during this period may lead to arterial blood pressure fall following heart failure progression, and also faint, convulsions, and even death due to cerebrum hypoxia

That's shy smoking during fasting is strictly forbidden. In clinics practicing fasting for healing patients seen smoking are discharged right then. 

On the other hand, if desired, fasting for healing can help you to leave off smoking. In several days of fasting craving for smoking abates, and by 7-10 day disappears completely. And at that abstinence symptoms are not so apparent. 

Everyone who begins fasting should remember the following:

-         -  smoking during fasting can be dangerous not only for your health but for your life;

-         -  the most harmful smoking is after acidotic crisis -  5-7 days of fasting;

-         fasting helps to get rid of a pernicious habit of smoking. 

Finally, I'd like to mention if you can't put by cigarettes you'd better not to use fasting as a healing method.




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