Why Quit Smoking?
You probably have a few reasons of your own, but there may be reasons to quit smoking that you haven’t considered. Here are some important ones:
Feel better. Tobacco use delays healing. By quitting tobacco, you’ll recover quicker from cuts, incisions, wounds, or broken bones. You’ll soon find you have more energy and are able to breathe easier. Eventually, you’ll no longer have urges to smoke, leaving you free to focus on the important things.
Prevent disease. Health risks of tobacco use include: various cancers, asthma, emphysema, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Pregnant women who smoke have a higher risk of premature delivery, low birth-weight babies, stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Look better. Smoking accelerates aging, so you’ll get wrinkles faster than you would if you didn’t smoke. You may also have:
- Bags under your eyes
- Damaged teeth and gums
- Saggy skin
- Hair loss
Protect those you love. Secondhand smoke is the mixture of smoke given off by the burning of cigarette, pipe or cigar. It’s dangerous to those around you and can cause respiratory diseases and lung cancer in adults. Children breathing in your smoke can have more frequent ear infections and develop asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and tonsillitis.
Thirdhand smoke is residue that lands on surfaces such as hair, clothing, carpets, and furniture., and is absorbed through your skin. This exposes children and others to cancer-causing, disease-provoking particles through contact and ingestion.
Fill your wallet. It’s simple. Quit now and you’ll have more money. We’ll break it down for you. If you smoke a pack a day, you will save around $180 per month if you stop smoking. Take a moment and think about it. What could you and your family do with an extra $2,100 per year?
It’s time to quit. We can help.