People who smoke probably know the damage it does to their health. Smoking has devastating effects on health and most people suffer in their adult life, and it also enhances your likelihood of developing chronic diseases such as lung and oral cancer, stroke or heart diseases. Research has shown that those who smoke have a high chance of getting chronic diseases such as lung and oral cancer, stroke and heart diseases in the long term.
Smoking is an addictive habit thus most smokers are not ready to quit it as much as they are aware that it is dangerous to their health. Apart from the health risks of smoking which many people are conversant with, here are reasons as to why you should quit smoking in totality.
Save money – Smoking is an expensive habit. It is highly addictive, and you will spend a lot of money purchasing cigarettes, and they are expensive because currently, the government is discouraging it by increasing its taxes. You will end up broke after purchasing several packets of cigarette, and you will not have money to spend on other essential needs. The money that you spend on purchasing cigarettes can be useful elsewhere in improving your living standard and not endangering your life.
Stop risking other people’s health – Cigarette smoke does not only affect you, but it spreads to other people around you. People around you are likely to inhale the smoke which contains numerous toxic chemicals such as carcinogens. Vaping is a safe method of smoking because it does not have the harmful elements present in cigarettes.
Get your senses back – Smokers have imperfect senses, and many of them do not recognize the smell and taste of things as they did before starting smoking. Smoking affects your senses of smell which is also directly related to your taste sensation and after a short while, you may lose both senses. However, this is not a permanent situation because if you quit smoking, you can start nicotine replacement therapy to stabilize your senses.
Prevent early aging – Have you noticed how fast smokers get old? Smoking affects one’s skin, and it changes their appearance and therefore, you will see wrinkles, dry skin and leathery skin on individual’s body. Smoking fastens the aging process and makes young smokers appear as if they are way over their ages.
Prevent frequent coughs and colds – It is a normal thing to have occasional colds and coughs, but smokers will have them at a high rate. It is easy for bacteria and virus to attack a smoker because he has a weak immune system thus a smoker will have never ending coughs and colds. However, when you quit smoking your body will regain its immune strength within a short period.
Endurance to physical activities – Most physical activities require that you have strength, but if you lungs do not function optimally due to smoking, you might not last long. Smoking hampers the functionality of lungs and heart which are crucial in keeping the body energized in an exercising session. In extreme cases, smokers may not have adequate strength to climb a couple of stairs. However, there is hope that when you quit, your body functioning becomes normal once again.