Why should you quit smoking cigarettes? Because cigarettes affect just about every area of your body and life. Let’s take a peek at a few, shall we?
Smoking slows your circulation which affects your blood flow to your heart and other organs. If you are a man it can affect your genitals. This should be enough right there to stop smoking, don’t you agree?
Smoking depletes the mineral content in your body, weakening your bones. When your bone mass decreases you are more likely if you’re a woman to develop osteoporosis. You can reduce your risk of osteoporosis by quitting smoking.
One of the big fears for smokers is lung cancer. And it’s no wonder because 80% of lung cancer is brought on by smoking. My dad smoked for years before dying of lung cancer.
Did you know lung cancer also leads to brain cancer? The brain is one of the first places lung cancer spreads. My wife’s mom and grandmother both died of brain cancer. It just makes good sense to stop smoking to prevent lung cancer, doesn’t it?
Another lung condition which is caused by smoking is emphysema which leads to shortness of breath and may lead to an impairment of your heart. You guessed it. Stop smoking and reduce your risk of developing emphysema.
Do you hear what I am saying?
If not, may be because smokers have a 70% greater chance of developing hearing loss than nonsmokers. Want to keep your hearing? Stop smoking!
Studies show psoriasis is linked to smoking cigarettes on a daily basis. And if you smoke over 1 pack a day you increase your risk.
I already mentioned smoking restricts circulation, and if you spend a lot of time outdoors in the winter your fingers and toes can feel icy cold. Quitting smoking allows your blood to flow and your hands stay warmer.
By quitting smoking you are less likely to burn up your furniture. My wife used to fall asleep watching TV while smoking and burned several holes in our sofa. The sofa must have had some kind of fire retardant coating on it. It’s amazing she didn’t burn the house down.
And the money… Today the average cost in the U.S. for a pack of cigarettes is $5. If you smoke only one pack a day this equals to $150 a month or over $1800 a year… $18,000 in ten years. Stop smoking and you’ll never have to tell your kids…
…”I can’t afford it.”
You can decrease your risk of heart disease and heart attack by quitting smoking. The tar in cigarettes clogs up your arteries and restricts blood flow. Obviously not getting the proper amount of blood to your heart can result in chronic heart failure.
I know you’ve heard the lie… my food tastes better after a smoke. This is just an excuse for not trying to quit smoking. Smoking diminishes the taste of food and the pleasure of eating. When you stop smoking you’ll enjoy your food more.
Cigarettes contain 4000 chemicals so how can all of these chemicals add flavor to your food. As a matter of fact why don’t you pour some formaldehyde or some ammonia over your eggs in the morning since your food tastes better with cigarettes? These are just two of the chemicals found in cigarettes.
Smoking cigarettes is like getting the death penalty.
When are you going to quit playing mind games and stop smoking once and for all? Do it for you and nobody else. Others will benefit but do it for yourself… Because you want to.
And know that when you quit smoking you will be faced with strong urges and withdrawal symptoms to continue smoking.