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Top 5 Reasons to Quit Smoking

Updated on February 16, 2012

Smoking costs an average of $45.00 a week, what would you do with the $45.00 dollars a week saved if you quit?

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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.

Why Quit?


Smoking contributes to many diseases; heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, infections, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, to name just a few.

Saving Money

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.


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    • KimberlyLake profile image

      Kimberly Lake 6 years ago from California

      @Chris Thank your the comment and the vote up. Smoking is a bad habit and difficult to quit.

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      Chris Achilleos 6 years ago

      Smoking is definitely a bad habit, very helpful hub. Thank you, voted up!

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      Kimberly Lake 6 years ago from California

      Alocsin, thank you for the comment. I agree social pressure is the most immediate reason and tough to ignore.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      All superb reasons for giving it up, though I think the last reason, social pressure, has been a big factor in the decline of cigarettes. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Kimberly Lake 6 years ago from California

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, and paying it forward:)

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      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      Some good reasons to kick the habit. For me, it is the smell of smokers, although they don't notice it unfortunately.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Nj17 6 years ago from Peterborough, England

      Awesome and Rate up!

      I agree with you on this. Smoking is a choice, but it does not mean I have to agree with it. If it was up to me I would tell people not to smoke!

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      Kimberly Lake 7 years ago from California

      Thank you for the comment and the vote up. I hope this information helps someone trying to quit.

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      Stephanie Hicks 7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Great reasons - I've never been a smoker, but I have friends that have struggled to quit. I hate how I smell when I get out of their car.... Rated up!