Reasons for Quitting Smoking
By this time, everyone knows the effects of smoking to one’s health, which are lung or oral cancer, heart disease, stroke, and its adverse effects that show for a while in a smoker, such as shortness of breath, dull, dry skin, flaky nails, and thinning hair, such that all these unfavorable effects on a smoker’s health are seriously telling the smoker to decide now and act quickly to stop smoking, as there are serious reasons why smokers should stop, aside from the health risks.
Weighing down the costs spent on cigarettes will actually help a smoker save more by a simple computation of how much money can be saved for a year of not smoking, for instance at $5 a pack a day, a smoker can accumulate as much as $1,825 over a year, such that each year that a smoker quits will multiply more savings from then on and more use of the money saved for a purposeful project; therefore, this simply implies that cigarettes spending is an expensive habit, as government will continue to hike the prices of cigarettes with the intention of discouraging people from smoking.
Effects of second-hand smoke
With over forty known carcinogens out of inhaling cigarette smoke, this is the effect of second-hand smoke, smoke inhaled involuntarily from cigarette or tobacco being smoked by others, and many smokers are not fully aware of the danger that they are causing to others, that’s why most public areas have strict no smoking rules, which include smoking around other people outside the house; therefore, smokers should think seriously of other’s health and lives.
Smoking can speed up the aging process, which is one of the biggest problems faced by smokers, like experiencing changes in their skin such as wrinkles and fine lines, dry, leathery skin, and this is because the skin tissue is deprived of oxygen when the blood vessels are constricted, as a result, the flow of blood to the skin decreases, causing the skin to dry out and wrinkle; therefore, revive the youthful skin back by quitting smoking.
Avoid smelling like an ashtray
A smoker cannot hide the smell he/she has from smoking, like the smell of an ashtray, because it is everywhere from the hair, clothes, immediate surroundings, smell of the hand, and even the smell of smoker’s breath, such that, unknowingly, smokers are not aware that people avoid them because of the smell; therefore, a smoker should seriously consider to quit smoking and enjoy fresh air again in the company of his/her friends.
Have whiter teeth
The effect of tobacco eroding the enamel of the teeth results into tainted, yellowish teeth of the smoker and, later, causing tooth decay or if not periodontal disease, which weakens the gums and loosens the teeth; therefore, a smoker should quit smoking first and, next, visit a dental hygienist to put back the pearly white color of his/her teeth.