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Updated by Vaishnavi Kumar on Sep 19, 2016
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10 Reasons To Quit Smoking

Kicking the habit of smoking may be a difficult task but here's a couple of reasons that will motivate you to quit tobacco.

1

It causes lung cancer and emphysema.

It causes lung cancer and emphysema.

Lung cancer and emphysema are predominant in smokers compared to non smokers. Other complications arise too due to the constant smoke turning into tar in the lungs.

2

It can affect your family.

It can affect your family.

Passive smoking is harmful too! Your smoking habits can largely have an impact on your family's heath. It could also lead to early smoking addictions in young chidren.

3

It can shorten your lifespan.

It can shorten your lifespan.

Smoking can decrease your average life expectancy drastically. Why die early when you can live longer?

4

It's an expensive lifestyle choice

It's an expensive lifestyle choice

With the prices of tobacco increasing by the day, smoking has become an expensive lifestyle choice. Stop smoking cigarettes and you're not be broke all the time anymore.

5

The smell is turning off

The smell is turning off

Smelling like an ashtray isn't the only impact smoking has on the nose. Smokers also experience a dulling of their senses; smell and taste in particular take a hit when you smoke. You literally can't stop to smell the roses as well as you could otherwise.

6

Takes up valuable time

Takes up valuable time

If you're a compulsive smoker, you know how the habit can hamper with your plans of the day and take up some really valuable time.

7

Smoking changes the brain.

Smoking changes the brain.

According to recent research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nicotine addiction caused by smoking produces long-lasting chemical changes in the brain similar to changes that take place when someone uses drugs like heroine or cocaine – more evidence of the addictive, destructive nature of nicotine.

8

Smoking could make you impotent

Smoking could make you impotent

Smokers have a high chance of facing erectile dysfunction twice as likely as a non-smoker.

9

It causes dental and mouth problems

It causes dental and mouth problems

Think about yellowing teeth and worse, mouth ulcers and disfigured tongue. shiver

10

Smoking limits the possibility of maintaining relationships

Smoking limits the possibility of maintaining relationships

Smoking can cause a lot of friction between you and your friends and family. Is it really worth it?