Quitting Smoking and Loving It
There was a time, when doctors and seemingly health savvy people had no problem advocating for smoking ads and the smoker's lifestyle.
As ludicrous as this may sound, ads like this one could be found in magazines and other media to encourage the public to smoke.
It was considered politically correct to do it, actually is was tied to a sense of distinction and class to hold a cigarette in your hand. It was allowed in public places and buildings. Like alcohol, was a huge part of the American way of life.
Let's take a look shall we...
If you ever wonder how smoking became the plague that is today? This 1960s ad for Winston Cigarettes will erase all doubts from your mind.
Decades of brain washing and free license to advertise about smoking has set the stage for the problem that we have today. After forty years of consumerism and advertising tobacco products, the evidence of misrepresentation from these companies is obvious.
Why people smoke?
When it comes to addictions, there are no easy answers. There are social components, predisposition due to genetics, or simply that first cigarette that he should have turned down. Ether way, the fact is, that is a health hazard for the person in question and everyone in the proximity of the smoker.
In this day and age, and thanks to the obscene amount of deaths related to tobacco consumption, the big tobacco companies are forced to provide funding to help promote educational ads to quit smoking.
Also the government has provided with initiatives to help us quit. And still, people will smoke that next cigarette no matter how compelling the General Surgeon advice might be.
They have tried everything, even humor. But this is no laughing matter.
Can smoking be eradicated from the United States?
Let's be honest...
Any smoker can come up with ten reasons to why they have not kicked the habit yet. And to be honest, apart from this being a public health issue, people have the right to do whatever they want, especially if this is a taxable product that is completely legal.
Statistics and more statistics
There nothing positive about smoking
Come on, this is the generation of informed decisions and educated people. We have the information and the means to quit smoking successfully.
And to be honest, let's do the math, in California for example a box of cigarettes runs for $6.75. One box per day that would be $202.50 a month, and $2,430 a year. Yikes! That hurts. Especially in this economy.
In a society that is trying to be healthier and live longer, quitting the cancer stick makes sense.
Let's give up this toxic relationship
It's worth it
It all comes to you
Aren't you tired of feeling tired all the time. Smelling like an ashtray and spending what would be otherwise a car payment every month, for something that is slowly killing you and those that you love?
Don't you owe it to yourself to live a longer healthier life? You are worth it. Make a commitment to yourself to do this. Make a plan and decide now to follow through and QUIT!
Say it ...
© 2012 Anan Celeste