Why should you stop Smoking Cigarette ? 12 Reasons to Quit the Habit

12 Reasons to Stop Smoking

"A single cigarette can reduce the blood supply to your skin for over an hour."

"On average, each cigarette shortens a smoker's life by around 11 minutes."

"Over 80 cancer giving ingredients are present in a single Cigarette".

Smoking is one habit I cannot tolerate at all. That is the case with Majority of women. It is noticed that many start smoking just for fun or to get noticed by others and later it becomes a habit which they find it difficult to stop despite of their continuous efforts. Several people are seen sticking on to healthy diet and exercises but still continue smoking which makes the entire efforts of the individual to go down the drain.

Every one who smokes knows that ‘Smoking is injurious to health’. But did you know that Over 80 cancer giving ingredients are present in a single Cigarette? Cigarettes contain more than 4000 chemical compounds and at least 400 toxic substances. Most people know that smoking can cause lung cancer but it can also cause many other debilitating and life threatening illnesses. Cardiovascular disease is one such disease which causes of death due to smoking. Some Research done on this subject has shown that smoking reduces life expectancy by seven to eight years.

Why should you stop smoking today? Given below are 12 Reasons for stopping this habit.

The poisonous substances in Cigarette is proof that Smoking is Injurious to health.
The poisonous substances in Cigarette is proof that Smoking is Injurious to health.

Why should you stop Smoking?

Here are 12 Reasons to quit smoking today.

  1. Smoking raises blood pressure, one of the major causes for heart attacks and stroke.
  2. Smoking reduces life expectancy. You pay a higher insurance premium if you are a smoker.
  3. Increased chances of Cancer and several other debilitating and life threatening illnesses.
  4. Smoking is very much an addiction, similar to heroin and cocaine. It can burn a hole in your pocket. Think of how much money you are spending per year on smoking. Quitting smoking is a way to stretch your Bucks.
  5. Couples who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems. Also the children born to such couples are likely to have more health problems.
  6. If you suffer from conditions like Asthma, Smoking can worsen the condition and counteracts with medication.
  7. Smoking stains your teeth and gums.
  8. Smoking also affects your looks as it reduces the blood supply to the skin and lowers levels of vitamin A. It can also affect eyesight.
  9. Smoking can cause impotence and risks like erectile dysfunction.
  10. Care for others: Show some care for others. You are polluting the air we smoke. Remember that passive smoking can affect or bring complications like asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, allergies etc.
  11. Smoking ruins your sense of taste and smell.
  12. The foul smell in the mouth and clothes of smokers are not liked by majority of females.

Stopping smoking is the single biggest gift you can give yourself and others around you as it has only bad effects. But it needs tremendous will power and expert help as you may suffer from withdrawal symptoms. Alternate therapies like acupuncture and hypnosis are highly effective in stopping this habit.

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© 2009 Anamika S

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nehanatu86 3 years ago from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Thanks for this hub Anamika!! I am going to make my friends (who smoke) read this hub! And I just hope they quit smoking soon! :)


talktofast 5 years ago from England

smoking shortens your life and everyone knows it, smokers, governments, the cigarette industry,but while cigarettes are on sale you will always have smokers.


talktofast 5 years ago from England

BAN SMOKING. Make it illegal to make or sell cigarettes.


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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@rocker85 True, There can be withdrawal symptoms. But when you try quitting smoking through yoga asanas I am told it is not that difficult.


rocker85 5 years ago

my friends father have a really bad smoking habit. he smokes and drinks excessively. when he tried to stop, he experienced some side effect like chest pains. his friends advised him to continue smoking and drinking as the side effects is because he stopped. is this true?


Adinsa 6 years ago

Smoking is not good for you and people around you. Mothers who smoke, you should think of your children. definitely you do not want them to follow your habit. For those who is pregnant, think of your baby inside your womb and you will find strength to quit.


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Cleanclover 7 years ago from Piece of land!

I never smoked in my entire life and never will but my friends did and that made me a passive smoker. Now i have changed my friends and now i am safe with no addictions. The fruits and organic food that i eat make my blood pure. So i feel healthy and energetic so can think better and enjoy life to the fullest. I don't work and will never work too.

Thank you for this informative hub


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Thanks for the comment. I hope you would be able to break away from the habit soon.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

You've listed some very important reasons to stop smoking, Anamika. I smoke but wish that I had never started.


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Thanks for the visit green light. I am happy you liked this.


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green light 7 years ago from Orange County, CA

Great hub! I wish all smokers would read this!


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Thanks for the Comment frogyfish.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

You have lots of information here that needs to be heeded -understood! It is a great hub. And thank you for becoming my fan too. I'll be back to see you!

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