If you’re reading this post, I assume that you are looking to stop smoking or know someone that you think should quit. Well if you’re looking for some reasons to quit, you’ve come to the right place. So read this post and smoke your last cigarette and tell yourself that it is your last.
Smoking definitely isn’t a cheap habit, lets say you spend £7 a week, maybe more, maybe less but we will go with £7. That’s £28 a month, which works out at £336 a year, if you spend more then just think how much money you could be saving. That £336 could go towards that new games console you can’t quite afford or those really nice lipsticks you saw that you just can’t afford to own.
Smoking Increases Your Risk of Getting Seriously Ill
Now I’m sure everyone knows that smoking can cause lung cancer, that’s obvious, but it also increases the chance of getting heart disease, stroke, cataracts and loads more. When you quit smoking obviously the risk decreases, your blood pressure will decrease and when you get ill, your body will be able to recover much quicker than it can while you are smoking. When you quit, pretty quickly you will notice you find it easier to breathe and you’ll be coughing one hell of a lot less.
Quitting Will Set A Good Example for Your Friends and Siblings
You know how you want to be a bit more like your best friend? You admire some things they do. You have younger siblings? You know how much they just want to be like you? Would you like it if the people who look up to you started smoking because you do? I know my little sister looks up to me and she copies a lot of the things I do, if I were to start smoking, she probably would in the future too. I don’t want that and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be the reason someone you love starts smoking.
Another thing I’m sure you’re all aware of is the dangers of secondhand smoke. Smoking is actually worse for the people around you, if you have children or some day want to have children, would you want to potentially lower their health? What about your non smoking friends? I didn’t think so.
Smoking will make you age quicker, you will gradually lose colour in your skin, you will wrinkle way quicker than a non smoker and your teeth and nails will be stained. When you quit, after some time your skin will start to restore and it will look so much healthier.
Erectile Dysfunction and Fertility Problems
If you’re a heavy smoker and you want to have children in the future, it might be a good idea to either stop smoking or accept that one day you may not be able to.
When you quit, your senses will all improve, your food will taste better, your sense of smell will improve, your hearing will get better and smoking damages the eyes which will improve with time.
Lets be honest, some people want to quit but feel like they really can’t or know that they should but won’t. There is so much support, yes you’ll get withdrawals, yes you’ll feel awful for a little while but once you’re past that there is no way you’d want to go back, you’d notice so many improvements that it wouldn’t be worth smoking again. You’ll feel so much better for it, physically and mentally.