Many people enjoy smoking since it gives them a break from the stress of the day. People know smoking is bad for health, but continue to do it for that relaxing effect. But it is important to stop and if you are still smoking you seriously need to weight the pros and cons. If you really think about it, it should be a no-brainer to quit.
Cigarettes have many harmful effects on your body. It increases the toxins in your body since you are exposed to methanol, arsenic, butane, carbon monoxide, and the list goes on. These harmful chemicals are definitely not good for your body. Have you ever seen a car that belonged to a heavy smoker and the windows had a black tint? Just imagine that going on inside your body! Your insides are turning black and you will be more likely to have a heart attack, cancer, heart disease, etc. There are also more minor side effects that aren’t as serious but are not welcome either such as wrinkles and yellow teeth. If you are still smoking, you aren’t doing anything good for your body. That means both the “I’m not healthy” way and the “I look like trailer trash” way.
While you may enjoy smoking and might not think these effects will happen to you, you are wrong. All it takes is a few cigarettes for you to start developing long term problems. It will also affect your skin and breath. If you are an active person or play sports, smoking will be bad for you as well. You will not be able to breathe as well and you will have less energy. Another long term side effect of smoking is reduced vision. Smokers are also known to be more susceptible to colds, flu, bronchitis, etc than nonsmokers.
The cigarettes are just part of the problem, too. The smoke that is floating around is cancerous. It can get on your hair, clothes, in your car, and everywhere. People will be able to smoke even if you are not holding a cigarette. You can’t hide the stench, and you can’t hide from the harmful effects. So get serious about quitting now!
If you quite smoking, you will reduce your risk of getting serious diseases and cancer. While some damage is already done, you can prevent more damage from taking place. The most effective way to stop smoking is to have sheer will and give it up completely. However, I do understand that this is difficult for most people. Alternatively, there are patches and medications that will help you give up smoking. No matter how you do it though, it is good to stop lighting cigarettes.