A little preparation should need to come out from smoking cessation. Gear your mind against smoking and feel the momentum for the happy smoke-free life. Education is a vital part of a successful quit program. Check out these 50 reasons and challenge yourself to lead a happy and healthy life ahead.
1. Sleep better: Smokers will not have a proper night sleep, and they will feel unrested.
2. Lung cancer: Continuous smoking leads to lung cancer, and cigarette causes carbon monoxide to seep into your blood limits the amount of oxygen flow it can carry to heart, lungs, and muscles.
3. Heart disease/Heart Attack: One of the five cardiovascular diseases is directly related to smoking. For smokers, the risk of heart diseases and heart attack increases two to four times.
4. Diabetes Smoking causes type 2 diabetes: Compared to non-smokers, the chance of developing type 2 diabetes is 30 to 40 percent higher. For people with diabetes, smoking also makes it difficult to control the disease.
5. Liver cancer: Smoking increases the risk of developing liver cancer. Although not directly related, smoking with other disorders like Hepatitis C or B, people with those conditions are at risk of dramatic risk.
6. Direct Fault: Smoking creates a plaque in the arteries and hinders blood flow. It makes the blood more complex from one place to another.
7. Ectopic pregnancy: A new study revealed that women who smoke would have a higher risk of developing an ectopic pregnancy. Thus, your fallopian tube gets rupture and therefore affect a woman’s ability to conceive in future.
8. Vision loss: Studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes retinopathy, and dry eye syndrome.
9. Tuberculosis: If you have been treated for tuberculosis in the past, smoking again doubles the chance of getting tuberculosis, studies have shown. This condition is called recurrent TB.
10. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Smoking increases the chances of developing Rheumatoid arthritis. Once RA develops, it almost affects any joints in your body including feet, ankles, elbows, wrists, knees, hands and wrists.
11. Strong Bones: The nonsmokers have stronger bones than smokers and women smokers have been found to lose 2.3% to 3.3% of bone mineral density for several years of tobacco use.
12. Secondhand Smoking: Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections and increases the risk of heart attack.
13. Reduce the risk of SIDS: The second-hand smoke exposure is linked to a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
14. Loss of life years: Smoking decreases the life span. Every cigarette you smoke cuts 11 minutes off from your expected life span.
15. Pills & Stroke: Smoking carry a risk of clots; heart attacks and strokes and the pill is not recommended for smokers. You should cut anyone either pill or smoke.
16. Dentist Problems: Smoking puts you at higher risk for all kind of dental problems including oral cancer and gum disease.
17. Cervical Cancer: Smoking damages the immune system; reduces the body’s ability to fight HPV and develop cervical cancer.
18. Immune System: Smoking is considered to help antioxidants and cells in the body to fight off invaders.
19. Cleft Palates: Women who smoke while pregnant are 50 percent to 70 percent more likely than non-smokers to give birth to a baby with a cleft lip or palate.
20. Cancer Treatment: Smoking causes cancer & the treatment for the same is costly. So, avoid smoking at your earliest.
21. Increased Illness: Smoking increases your chances of choosing common illnesses. If you are a smoker, then the symptoms of these diseases are more dangerous.
22. Youthful Appearance: Smoking makes your skin wrinkle and more haggard. It also discolors your fingernails and teeth.
23. Family: Smoking not only affects you but also impact the people who you care about. So, take a positive step both for yourself and them by quit smoking.
24. Osteoporosis: Smoking is a risk factor for osteoporosis and smokers are at higher risk than non-smokers. While this disease can have mild symptoms at the beginning, it quickly leads to an increased risk of fractures that can be debilitating.
25. Acid Reflux: 70% of the people likely to have acid reflux if they smoked for around 20 years.
26. Stronger Bones: Quitting smoking helps in strengthening the bones and joints also it enhances your immunity system.
27. Hearing Loss: Smoking causes hearing losses & one even loose several senses of organs gradually. Smokers, 70 percent more likely to suffer from hearing loss.
28. Vacations: Plan for a holiday to get out from smoke-free life. Now 100% smoke-free restaurants and bars are available.
29. Psoriasis: Smoking can increase the risk of developing psoriasis. For those who have psoriasis, smoking can often make the symptoms worse.
30. Warmer Hands and Feet: Poor circulation of blood is another symptom if you smoke regularly and it causes cold hands and feet. If you quit smoking, your body will feel warmer as flow returns to normal.
31. Less Caffeine: When you smoke, your body requires almost twice as much caffeine as when you don’t smoke.
32. Chance of pregnancy: The chemicals present inside the cigarette interfere with the ability of cells in the ovary to make estrogen, and it also increases the risk of spontaneous miscarriage.
33. Crohn’s Disease: Crohn’s Disease is also known as inflammatory bowel disease. This disease can be caused by smoking & it also affects the digestive tract line.
34. HIV to AIDS: HIV positive people should not touch cigarette which faster the progression time to AIDS.
35. Weight Loss: Smoking decreases appetite. Pregnant smokers are more likely to have underweight babies.
36. Calms Down your Mood on Food: Smoking diminishes the pleasure of eating, and you will not find any taste on food.
37. Hair: Smoking can cause premature baldness and lower the age at which hair begins to turn grey.
38. Life Insurance: Your Life insurance rates will be gone down about 20-30% lower for non-smokers.
39. Faster Healing Wounds: Smoking causes lesions due to slowing the wounds, as it reduces blood flow in the skin.
40. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Babies are also affected in cancer-causing chemicals in second-hand cigarette smoke, which harms their lungs, heart, and brain.
41. Menopause: Smoking leads to menopause in women & she will not be able to get her periods regularly.
42. Increased Sperm: One has to quit smoking to increase sperms & fertility.
43. Relationships: Smoking disturbs happy homes & it divides family as a whole.
44. Dementia: People tend to fall under depression, anti-social & in constant thinking that will interrupt your daily activities & works.
45. Enjoy chocolate: Quit smoking, and in a study, women who smoked were less sensitive to sweet flavors.
46. Alzheimer’s Disease: People will tend to forget things extremely slowly. This disease is incurable & Alzheimer’s will be very dangerous.
47. Lupus: This is an inflammatory disease caused by the immune system. This happens when our immune system attacks our tissues. Studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of developing lupus, which is also called lupus erythematosus.
48. More kissable: Kiss your loved ones after smoking and enjoy the live reaction of chimpanzees.
49. Cleaning of saliva flow: Exposure to smoking leads to slow down the saliva flow and function which is essential for cleaning the lining of teeth and protect it from decay.
50. Get your partner to quit: It’s harder to quit smoking when you live with a partner who smokes.