Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Reasons to Quit Smoking (Reasons 1 Through 10)

If you need some help coming up with a list of reasons to quit smoking, here are some of mine, beginning with where it hurt me the most. My wallet! Feel free to add yours!

1. You won't have to pay more and more and more and more each year as cigarette taxes continue to rise. Lawmakers have finally figured out that price increases cause smokers to reduce consumption... and the medical costs of smokers are a huge burden to states.
2. You'll inhale fewer germs with your smoke. Apparently cigarettes are crawling with germs. BLUGH!!
3. You'll sleep better. Nightly nicotine withdrawal disturbs regular sleep cycles.
4. Quitting is a great excuse to play video games. Its been found that playing online games distracts smokers!
5. Nonsmokers have stronger bones than smokers. Women lose 2.3% to 3.3% of bone mineral density for every 10 pack-years of tobacco use. The effects are worse in postmenopausal women.
6. Enjoy your food more. Smoking diminishes the taste of food and the pleasure of eating.
7. Eat less. Despite the well-known muting of taste buds, smoking does contribute to weird food cravings and is associated with greater calorie intake, mostly from foods higher in saturated fats and cholesterol.
8. Preserve your sense of smell. About twice as many smokers as nonsmokers have a reduced sense of smell.
9. Avoid that attractive "yellow fingers" look. Smoking can permanently stain your fingers.
10. You'll be less wrinkly. After 10 years, smoking can speed up your skin's aging process by narrowing your skin's blood vessels and damaging the tissues that give the skin its strength and elasticity.

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