8 Reasons to Quit Smoking

Here are 8 reasons to quit smoking that may just tip you over the edge and trigger you to quit smoking.
You may or may not be aware of the facts here but it is definitely worth to point out that cigarette smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death.

Okay, the bad news first:
So what else is new? Smoking kills million of people each year, more than the combined deaths from car wrecks, homicides, suicides, drug overdose and fires. These facts may not be the one of the compelling reasons to quit smoking for you because these are just mere statistics, all of us are going to die someday, just a matter of when!
Well you may be right but I am sure if you have to go, you want to go peacefully and not enter into a prolonged agonizing painful suffering disease before you meet your maker.

Well, here are 8 reasons to quit smoking.

You may be surprised that there are people in some countries that are totally unaware of the facts stated here.

Spare a thought for the Innocent and Unborn

Research and shown there’s smoking link to miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight and birth defects.
Babies of smoking mothers have a higher risk for serious complications and illness. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is also more common in babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy. You can read more about the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy here.

 

Men and Sex

Male smokers have an increased risk of impotence. More are likely to become impotent or have difficulty in maintaining an erection when they reach middle age.  You can read more about Smoking and Sex here.
 

Your Looks

Smoking causes the normal aging of your skin to be sped up contributing to wrinkles. Note; the changes to your skin are irreversible. Smokers are also more likely to go bald and premature graying.
 

Diseases

The usual suspect in heart diseases, stroke and chronic lung disease. It can cause cancer of the lungs, larynx, oesophagus, mouth, bladder, cervix, pancreas, and kidneys, colon and breasts.
 

Your Mental Health.

Smokers face a more rapid decline in cognitive function by middle age. There is no available treatment in current time to halt the progress of dementia thus identifying ways to prevent mental decline is crucial. Smokers have over twice the risk for dementia, including Alzheimer’s.
 

Blindness and Hearing Loss

One pack-a-day smokers have double the cataracts and macular degeneration. Older smokers have a 70% higher incidence of hearing loss.
 

Brittle Bones

Women smokers are at a higher risk for osteoporosis; postmenopausal women have 50% more hip fractures.
 

Shorter Life Span

Half of long-term smokers will have their life shorten because of their smoking habit. Every cigarette takes about 5 minutes to smoke and that is about the same amount of time your life is reduced for every cigarette that you smoke.
At least a quarter of all deaths coming from heart diseases and approximately three-quarters of world’s chronic bronchitis are related to smoking

Ultimately, smoking is a personal choice and the decision to quit smoking is yours and yours alone. Your determination and belief is very important. Once you have that embedded in your mind, you are already halfway there.

I believe out of the 8 reasons to quit smoking here, you can find enough reasons for you to quit smoking amongst those listed here. Are you convinced? Are you ready to quit smoking?

 Check out Reason #9 below, maybe it will tip you over the edge if you are still sitting on the fence.