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Why Quit Smoking

It is estimated that 1 out of 5 Americans smoke, 20 percent of the population, and 70 percent of them want to quit. Media, education and studies have shown why quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do and you are not alone. When you smoke your body is getting much more than nicotine; cigarettes contain more than 4,000 other chemicals and some are found in things such as wood varnish, rat poison, nail polish remover, and the insecticide DDT.

After you decide for sure that quitting smoking is right for you then you need to promiseWhy Quit Smoking Pic yourself that you’ll do it. You need to have your reasons why to quit smoking, these reasons will be what keeps you motivated and help you when you feel like giving up.

Why Quit Smoking

  • Your body will begin to heal itself almost immediately.

  • Eventually you will have more energy.

  • You will be more physically fit, especially if you take on additional physical activity.

  • You will be able to focus better and have more time for other things.

  • You will breathe easier and cough less.

  • Your gums will be healthier and teeth whiter.

  • You won’t stink like an ashtray.

  • You will lower your risk of the health effects of smoking such as; cancer, heart attack, stroke, cataracts, emphysema, COPD, bronchitis, and many more.

  • You will reduce your reduce the risk of fertility problems, premature births, and lower birth weight babies.

  • You will no longer be exposing your friends and family to the effects of secondhand smoke, which is responsible for killing more than 50,000 non-smokers each year.

  • You will have more money to spend on other things.

  • You will no longer be addicted to a drug that essentially controls your life.

  • and more…

Like millions of other smokers, you want to quit smoking and you know why but it isn’t easy and it can be intimidating. There are many options available to help but the most important thing is that you keep trying.

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