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Top 5 Reasons to Quit Smoking
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Smoking costs an average of $45.00 a week, what would you do with the $45.00 dollars a week saved if you quit?
Reasons to Quit
Reasons to quit
It’s much easier to quit smoking if you can think of important reasons to quit. The ability to quit smoking is, in the end, your choice. If you have good reason to quit it will make quitting and the withdrawals easier to deal with.
Smoking contributes to many diseases; heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, infections, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, to name just a few.
By quitting smoking you save an average of five dollars a day on the cost of tobacco. There are other costs also; higher insurance rates for smokers. You can save 10% to 40% on average on your auto, home, life and health insurance.
You Can Breathe Better
Within the first few days you may be breathing easier. Smoking causes a variety of lung problems including; chronic obstructive lung disease, emphysema, lung cancer, inflames your lungs and may cause asthma. When smoke enters your lungs it does a variety of things to your sensitive lung tissue. Smoke from tobacco kills the tiny cells in your lungs that clean and filter your lungs and tar left behind clogs the processes of your lungs.
Your Sense Of Taste Will Improve
When you smoke tobacco it dulls your taste buds, contributes to the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis. It also gives you bad breathe, tooth stains and throat and mouth cancer.
Public and Social Acceptance
I hated the feeling of being in a park or an outdoor patio restaurant and getting the disgusted looks from fellow patrons. Or walking down the street and a trail of smoke from my cigarette accidentally went up some one's nose, and the dirty look that follows. Nowadays smoking is literally a crime in most public places. As a smoker you have to stand in the street to smoke if you want to avoid dirty looks and possibly a ticket depending what city your in. You are less likely to get that job you want because you smoke.
I have given you a few important reasons to quit and I am sure that you will be able to come up with a few more.
In order to help me quit I took a smoking cessation class, offered free by my insurance company. It helped me quite a bit. There was a great amount of support, understanding and acceptance in the cessation class. I highly suggest that you take one in order to help you with quitting smoking. Since I quit smoking I look better, feel better and I have saved quite a bit of money. I do think of smoking at times, but then I remind myself of the Top 5 Reasons I Quit Smoking! Good Luck.