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
Just let me point out the tobacco
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,
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.