If you are reading this, there is a very good chance that you have tried to quit smoking before, and it didn’t work. Well, you are not the only one. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of smokers who want to quit trying to do so each year. Only about 6% succeed. Even though the numbers are pretty dismal, that doesn’t mean you should, or cannot, quit smoking. It just means you are not alone.
To help lift the cloud of secondhand smoke that has taken so much from you already, we have put together a list of ways to help you succeed in quitting smoking.
Stop smoking now and save a bazillion dollars.
If you smoke a pack a day, you’ll spend about $2,000 on cigarettes. If you quit now and live to the average age of 76, you’ll save around $100,000. Saving money is always a good reason to quit smoking. Start by stashing your savings in an account I call the «Don’t Touch Fund,» an account that you do not touch unless it’s an emergency or something awesome falls into your lap.
Smoking might be killing your sex life.
Well, science has proven it. Women who smoke have the greatest risk of sexual dysfunction, inhibiting their sex drive significantly. In a study involving 8,000 women conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center, 11 per cent of female smokers reported a lack of sexual interest compared to just one per cent of non-smokers. It also revealed that 17 per cent of smokers reported a lack of arousal, which was double that of non-smokers.
A Less Stained Lining – Cigarette smoke causes the lungs to turn black over time. The chemical reaction between cigarette smoke and lung tissue produces a dark pigment deposit in the organs. This pigment is called «smoker’s stain.» It can build up and harden into a yellowish-brown substrate that cannot be removed. It can accumulate in the lungs until it eventually becomes thick enough to interfere with lung function.
- Chronic Bronchitis – Smoking too much will result in a smoker’s cough and eventually damage the delicate tissue in the bronchial tubes. The airways can become distorted and narrowed because of chronic inflammation and scarring caused by irritation from cigarette smoke. As a result, people who smoke have difficulty breathing deeply, getting enough oxygen in their bloodstream, and removing toxins from their system.
Reducing The Risk Of Cancer
Studies have shown that smokers face an increased risk of developing lung cancer, mouth cancer and bladder cancer. Quitting smoking also reduces the risk of heart disease, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and infections in general. However, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medicine, heavy smokers are 2.5 times more likely to die from heart disease. At the same time, people who smoke between 1-10 cigarettes per day are still more than twice as likely as non-smokers to die from heart disease.
Smoking makes it hard to find love.
Smoking affects all aspects of life, but few in as many ways as love. There’s a reason people tell you to quit smoking before you get married or start a family. Smoking makes it hard to find love – Studies have shown that women are less attracted to smokers than non-smokers, making it more difficult to find a partner or maintain a relationship.
You’ll smell better.
When you smoke, you’re just not happy with yourself.
And people around you aren’t happy with you. You have a unique smell, and they
don’t like it. Aside from that, why not quit smoking?
Reason #1: You’ll Smell Better.
Smokers stink. Plain and simple.
Smokers have a unique, strong odour from their skin, hair, and clothes. It results from toxins and chemicals in cigarettes that get absorbed into the body. When these chemicals are expelled from the body, they leave behind a gross odour that’s hard to get rid of. So as you embark on this journey, consider NIIN Pouches instead of cigarettes.
Inside each pouch is a combination of essential oils that help to reduce the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking. They taste great and come in 3 flavours: menthol, vanilla and strawberry. Not only will they help you with your cravings, but they are also free of nicotine – so taking the first step towards quitting smoking could be as easy as walking into your local convenience store and ordering NIIN Pouches instead.
No more bad breath, yellow teeth or stained fingers.
It makes sense that if you kiss a spouse, family member, or lover, you don’t want bad breath. One of the things that attract people to each other is good breath. We accept people for their good looks, but we are also attracted to a pleasant odour. If you have ever been around someone who was a heavy smoker, you know what I’m talking about. The bad breath could also come from yellow teeth or stained fingers. Cigarette smoke contains tar and nicotine, and when inhaled, these substances stick on the teeth and stain them yellow. Smoking is also a major cause of gum diseases, and there are many stories of people having part of their leg or arm amputated because of it.
–You’ll have more energy and ambition. You’ll have more energy and ambition. Smoking slows you down, both mentally and physically. The more time you spend smoking, the less energy you have for your life. You will save a lifetime of worry. Your health will improve, making it easier to hang out with friends, run errands without getting worn out, and do other activities.
All it takes is one time to succeed. Your first attempt or maybe your tenth attempt to quit smoking is the only thing that works for you. As you think about why you want to quit smoking, consider these statistics:
– 1 out of 4 deaths in the U.S. are due to tobacco.
– Quitters increase their chances of living a longer life by up to 10 years.
– Quitting smoking can significantly reduce health care and life insurance costs.
– Other people will notice when you start to look better and smell better.
− You can save over $2000 per year for every year that you don’t smoke.
− If you quit smoking before the age of 40, your risk of developing lung cancer is halved.
– A single cigarette takes away 2 minutes of your life, 10 minutes with an average pack, and a full hour of your life by the time you finish a carton of cigarettes.
− Don’t be a victim of secondhand smoke, avoid it all together or live in a smoke-free environment.
− The average price per pack of cigarettes is $5.00 to $7.00; it costs less than half that amount to buy new clothes.
− Puppy dog eyes are much more endearing than secondhand smoke-stained clothing or home furnishings.
− Quitting smoking might lead to greater appreciation for things that don’t involve nicotine addiction.