My official day of quitting smoking starts on 4th Jan 2017. Ive been smoking for 19 years. I did not read up on anything about any side effects after quitting. All i know was on a crave to smoke. But after u read up, there is actually a plan to quit in stages. Maybe to avoid any bad or worse side effects. I quit ‘cold turkey’. The doctor’s are saying, that is the most effective and best way. But, im encountering the same problem with the rest of the readers here too. I have chest pains, the sharp ones… i even have palpitations!! This is the most scariest of all. Blood test, ECG, urine are all good results. Except for my good cholesterol on a lower side. Need to do more exercise and swallow some fish oil. I guess, there is nothing to worry about after reading that most are going through the same thing. But no matter what, its still worrying right. Im with you. I told myself, i have sinned by smoking, and to purify the body, i need to go thru some body repairs. Eat healthily. Google on some fruits juices that will help. Really, it helps.
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Alkylating agents are the oldest group of chemotherapeutics in use today. Originally derived from mustard gas used in World War I , there are now many types of alkylating agents in use.  They are so named because of their ability to alkylate many molecules, including proteins , RNA and DNA . This ability to bind covalently to DNA via their alkyl group is the primary cause for their anti-cancer effects.  DNA is made of two strands and the molecules may either bind twice to one strand of DNA (intrastrand crosslink) or may bind once to both strands (interstrand crosslink). If the cell tries to replicate crosslinked DNA during cell division , or tries to repair it, the DNA strands can break. This leads to a form of programmed cell death called apoptosis .   Alkylating agents will work at any point in the cell cycle and thus are known as cell cycle-independent drugs. For this reason the effect on the cell is dose dependent; the fraction of cells that die is directly proportional to the dose of drug.