We all know that smoking is bad for us. However, if you’ve smoked for a long time you may have found it hard to give up in the past. To help give you an incentive to quit smoking, we’ve put together 10 good reasons to stop — reminding you of all the benefits you can enjoy when you stub out cigarettes for good.
Why quitting now can help you to live longer ?
Smoking harms nearly every organ of your body and affects your overall health. It’s not just cigarette smoking that’s dangerous, pipes and rolling tobacco are also extremely harmful. However, research shows that if you give up smoking at any age, you’ll increase your chances of living longer:
1- If you quit at around 30 years old, you can reduce your chances of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by more than 90%.
2- If you quit at around 50 years old, you can reduce your chances of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by 50% compared to those who still smoke.
3- If you quit at around 60 years or older, you’ll live longer than those who continue to smoke
10 GOOD REASONS TO STOP SMOKING TODAY
You’ll improve your health right now and for the rest of your life
within hours of quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure will drop and the carbon monoxide levels in your blood return to normal. With those changes, your risk of cancer, heart attack and stroke begins to decline. This decrease continues as long as you don’t smoke.
You can breathe easier and have more energy –
As your lungs heal, they’ll start to work better. You may cough less and find it easier to climb stairs and walk up hills.
You’ll have more money to spend on things you enjoy
add up how much you spend on cigarettes each month and you may be shocked, now think of what you can do with that amount instead. If you have health insurance, quitting may also reduce your premiums.
You’ll smell nicer –
While people may be too polite to say, it’s very likely that they find the smell of nicotine on you unpleasant. Give up and your clothes, house, car and breath will all smell much sweeter.
Enjoy a sharper sense of taste and smell — not only will you smell sweeter to other people when you give up, but you’ll be able to smell better yourself. Enjoy rediscovering the subtle flavours and aromas you missed while smoking.
Have whiter teeth and cleaner fingers
Nicotine leaves yellow stains on your fingers and teeth. Once you give up, your smile will be whiter and fingers cleaner.
Help protect the health of others
When you smoke it’s not only your own health you’re putting at risk, the smoke that curls up from the tip of a cigarette contains substances that can cause disease and death in non-smokers too. The risks are especially high for babies, children and pregnant women.
Look younger as you age
Smoking causes wrinkles and gives you a sallow complexion, making you look old before your time. Give up and you can stop this premature ageing process.
Set a better example to your children
Very few people want their kids to smoke, but children learn from what you do, not what you say. If you smoke, it’s likely they will smoke too.
Have more control over your life
Smoking is an addiction and beating an addiction can give you a renewed sense of power and pride. Stop smoking now and regain control over your life, looks, health and finances.
STOP SMOKING TODAY AND START ENJOYING THE REWARDS
From the moment you stub out your last cigarette, you start reaping the rewards. Your heart rate and blood pressure will drop and your risk of cancer, heart attacks and strokes starts to decrease. You’ll also smell sweeter, enjoy a sharper sense of smell and will save a lot more money. So what’s stopping you from stopping?
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