Loyal Toronto Maple Leaf Fan, “DART GUY” has Quit Smoking!
Maslakow was seen by many as a good luck charm for the Leafs.
The 37-year-old was even invited by the team to attend home playoff games, during their first round series against the Washington Capitals.
“To feel this kind of connection, this closeness to Leafs nation, the fan base and organization itself, it has been an absolute dream,” said Maslakow, during an interview with CTV in April.
Jason Maslakow a.k.a “Dart Guy”
tweeted on Sunday that on Monday morning he will officially be smoke-free. This sets a great example to adults and teen’s alike, and hopefully will lead others down the Stop Smoking path.
Maple Leafs president endorses Dart Guy’s goal to quit smoking, become #SmartGuy. Dart Guy has received FREE PLAYOFF TICKETS from the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs and he is also supporting Dart Guy’s bid to Quit Smoking. Toronto’s Brendan Shanahan has added his support to Dart Guy, giving him a new label, #Smart Guy.
Nicorette Canada has offer Dart Guy a sponsorship to Quit Smoking. While we do not support one method over the other, we wholeheartedly support the decision to Quit Smoking.
Here are the established benefits from Quitting Smoking.
Your blood pressure, pulse rate and the temperature of your hands and feet have returned to normal.
Remaining nicotine in your bloodstream has fallen to 6.25% of normal peak daily levels, a 93.75% reduction.
Your blood oxygen level has increased to normal. Carbon monoxide levels have dropped to normal.
Anxieties have peaked in intensity and within two weeks should return to near pre-cessation levels.
Damaged nerve endings have started to regrow and your sense of smell and taste are beginning to return to normal. Cessation anger and irritability will have peaked.
Your entire body will test 100% nicotine-free and over 90% of all nicotine metabolites (the chemicals it breaks down into) will now have passed from your body via your urine. Symptoms of chemical withdrawal have peaked in intensity, including restlessness. The number of cue induced crave episodes experienced during any quitting day have peaked for the “average” ex-user. Lung bronchial tubes leading to air sacs (alveoli) are beginning to relax in recovering smokers. Breathing is becoming easier and your lung’s functional abilities are starting to increase.
5 – 8 days
The “average” ex-smoker will encounter an “average” of three cue induced crave episodes per day. Although we may not be “average” and although serious cessation time distortion can make minutes feel like hours, it is unlikely that any single episode will last longer than 3 minutes. Keep a clock handy and time them.
10 days – The “average” ex-user is down to encountering less than two crave episodes per day, each less than 3 minutes.
10 days to 2 weeks
Recovery has likely progressed to the point where your addiction is no longer doing the talking. Blood circulation in your gums and teeth are now similar to that of a non-user.
2 to 4 weeks
Cessation related anger, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, impatience, insomnia, restlessness and depression have ended. If still experiencing any of these symptoms get seen and evaluated by your physician.
2 weeks to 3 months
Your heart attack risk has started to drop. Your lung function is beginning to improve.
The number of acetylcholine receptors, which were up-regulated in response to nicotine’s presence in the frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, basal ganglia, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum regions of the brain, have now substantially down-regulated, and receptor binding has returned to levels seen in the brains of non-smokers (2007 study).
3 weeks to 3 months
Your circulation has substantially improved. Walking has become easier. Your chronic cough, if any, has likely disappeared. If not, get seen by a doctor, and sooner if at all concerned, as a chronic cough can be a sign of lung cancer.
Plasma suPAR is a stable inflammatory biomarker predictive of development of diseases ranging from diabetes to cancer in smokers. A 2016 study found that within 4 weeks of quitting smoking, with or without NRT, that suPAR levels in 48 former smokers had fallen from a baseline smoking median of 3.2 ng/ml to levels “no longer significantly different from the never smokers’ values” (1.9 ng/ml)
Insulin resistance in smokers has normalized despite average weight gain of 2.7 kg.
Here are some of the most successful methods of Stopping Smoking.
Laser Treatment Centers
Natural Healing Centers
Hypnosis Treatment Centers
Addiction Counselling Centers
Weight Loss Clinics