People who smoke probably know the damage it does to their health. It can start a leisure activity, but over time, it becomes additive such that you cannot do without it and you become vulnerable to chronic diseases such as cancer, heart diseases, and stroke. 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.
Despite being aware of the dangers of smoking, many smokers are not willing to stop it and lead a better life. Many people know that they should stop smoking because it jeopardizes their health but below are other reasons why you must stop this deadly habit.
Save money – Smoking is an expensive habit. Since smoking affects the productivity of citizens, the government is discouraging it by increasing the prices of cigarette packets. 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 endangering others – When you are smoking, it also affects other people around you. When they inhale the smoke, they will be at a risk of having health problems because the smoke has carcinogen which is the toxic compound in cigarettes. You can opt for vaping which is a safe method of smoking because it does not contain harmful compounds that cigarette has.
Stabilize your senses – Most smokers have difficulties in recognizing smell and taste because smoking has damaged the senses. When you start smoking, it is your smelling senses that get damaged first and then, when can smell, you won’t have the right tastes. Luckily, this can be reversed when you quit smoking and start using nicotine replacement therapy.
Avoid premature aging – Smoking changes one’s appearance and even a young might look old. Smoking affects the skin tissues thus it is easy to develop wrinkles, dry skin, and leathery skin. Most research has shown that smoking speeds the aging process thus one is likely to appear older than his age.
Reduced frequency of catching a cold and coughs – It is quite obvious to have a cold or coughs occasionally, but for smokers, they have a high tendency of these attacks. Smoking weakens the body’s immune system, and this makes a smoker’s body highly susceptible to bacterial and viral infections which are responsible for colds and coughs. Within a short time after quitting smoking, your body regains its immunity strength and fights disease causing pathogens.
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. Further, smoking weakens the functioning of the heart which is an important organ in the body. It becomes worse if you continue and doing simple tasks like climbing stair cases becomes impossible. You will gradually regain your strength after quitting the habit.