Nearly one in five deaths in the U.S. can be linked to cigarette smoking. Smoking harms almost every organ in the body and is the direct or indirect cause of many diseases and reduces the level of health of the smoker. Quitting smoking may not be easy, but it is crucial to a long life and good health.
Do You Still Need A Reason To Quit Smoking?
By Donovan Baldwin
First of all, I don't mean to preach, but I smoked for 21 years, and, if I can quit, so can you. With that having been said, let's discuss smoking and reasons to quit.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), "More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined."
All smokers are aware that smoking is injurious to health, and often even fatal. In fact, smoking harms almost every organ in the body and is the direct or indirect cause of many diseases and reduces the level of health of the smoker. It's pretty hard to ignore the facts when one out of every five deaths can be linked to smoking.
Even so, many people continue to smoke even though they are aware that this habit actually kills thousands every year.
Isn't that enough of a reason to quit smoking?
Of course, there are many, many other reasons to quit smoking, but this is the most critical...your life.
It's so ironic. The smoker knows that smoking can kill them but they keep on paying to buy themselves a slow, and extremely painful (not to mention expensive), death. Death will always have terrible effects on the loved ones who are left behind, but the manner of dying when one is a smoker is often more lingering, and more distressing, than many others.
Some Additonal Reasons to Quit Smoking - Today!
Most people would be happy to come up with one good reason to quit smoking, but, once you begin looking, you will find many. Some reasons are very well known and some not so obvious. The following list may help you get motivated to stop this habit before it stops your life.
Look Better: Were you aware that smoking "steals" oxygen from your blood?
The resulting low level of oxygen in the blood in negatively affects most of the organs in the body. Many people are not aware that one of the organs that suffers from this lack of oxygen, and one very obvious to the naked eye, is the skin.
A smoker's skin will often have an unhealthy pallor and suffer from dryness. Very often the skin of a smoker will look like parchment and it begins to show wrinkles at a very young age. You will see many women, and men, who once were good looking, who look like wrinkled old prunes. So, one good reason to quit smoking is to look better and prevent premature wrinkling of your skin and other signs of aging.
The simple fact is, that as they age, smoker show more signs of aging, on average, than those who do not.
Want to live longer and look younger while you do it?
Protect the Ones You Love: Your family and friends are often directly and indirectly affected by the things you do. This includes smoking.
Many reports point to the fact that passive smoking, often called "second-hand smoke" can be much more harmful than smoking itself. If you continue to smoke, it is possible that you could be poisoning your children, spouse, parents and friends. Is that not a sufficient reason to quit smoking?
By the way; even if they do not get sick from YOUR smoke, statistics show that the children of smokers are more likely to smoke themselves.
3. Prevent Lung Cancer and Other Diseases: Not everybody who get lung cancer dies from this disease, but more than 80 percent of smokers are going to suffer from this, or some other respiratory related diseases, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Of that number, a very high percentage will get lung cancer.
Lung cancer usually results in a horrible, torturously slow, and extremely painful death. Someone dying of lung cancer will literally suffocate over 6 to 36 months. This is a lingering death that most of us would not wish on our worst enemy.
4. Not Smell So Bad: The average cigarette smoker smells of cigarettes...all the time. No matter your deodorant of choice, you will still smell of cigarette smoke. Your breath also will often be marked by this smell, which most do not find pleasant.
If you have enough reasons to quit smoking, maybe you need a little help handling the things that go along with a withdrawal from tobacco. You can get the help you need to quit smoking with SmokeDeter.
SmokeDeter helps control the most common symptoms of tobacco withdrawal, including insomnia, irritability and nervousness, increased appetite, and the resulting weight gain associated with quitting smoking, and the miscellaneous aches and pains which some experience when they quit smoking.
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According to the CDC, "More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined."
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Do You Still Need Reasons to Quit Smoking?
Page Updated 10:20 AM Monday 3/23/2015