Real Cost of Smoking
By 2020 someone will die every 3.2 seconds from smoking, that’s one jumbo jet plane full of people crashing every 22 minutes. Don’t be part of that statistic.
What we need to talk about is the Real Cost of Smoking.
Financially if you took the money you currently spend smoking and placed it in a bank account with 5% interest* over your lifetime on average it would cost you a house. Not to mention being free from a habit that drains your bank account of money that could be used in so many other ways to enhance your life. How many years have you smoked for? That’s a lot of money! Calculate how much you could save here.
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Your health is another very real cost of smoking. A single cigarette contains 1000’s of toxic poisons and its been confirmed that smoking is the largest cause of preventable illness, disease and death. The cost of smoking to your health is ultimately your life and the quality of it
- heart attacks,
- 14 years off your life,
- and death.
Smoking is a greater cause of death and disability than any other single disease and worldwide, around 5.4 million deaths a year are caused by tobacco (according to the World Health Organization). This means every 6.5 seconds someone dies from smoking. That’s one jumbo jet plane full of people crashing every 45 minutes.
UK studies show that smokers in their 30s and 40s are five times more likely to have a heart attack than non-smokers. Tobacco contributes to the hardening of the arteries, which can then become blocked and starve the heart of blood flow, causing the attack and often heart bypass surgery is required..Another primary health risk associated with smoking are lung cancer, which kills more than 20,000 people in the UK every year die from lung cancer and US studies show that men who smoke increase their chances of dying from the disease by more than 22 times while women who smoke increase this risk by nearly 12 times.
Lung cancer is a difficult cancer to treat and long term survival rates are poor.Smoking also increases the risk of oral, uterine, liver, kidney, bladder, stomach, and cervical cancers, leukaemia and emphysema. Emphysema when combined with chronic bronchitis, produces chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The lung damage which causes emphysema is irreversible, and makes it extremely difficult to breathe.
The cost of smoking when pregnant is your babies health.
- increases the risk of miscarriage,
- lower birth weight in babies,
- inhibited child development.
- linked to sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death
- higher rates of infant respiratory illness, such as bronchitis, colds, and pneumonia.
Although the health risks of smoking are cumulative, giving up can yield health benefits regardless of the age of the patient, or the length of time they have been smoking. By 2020, the World Health Organisation expects the worldwide death toll to reach 10 million,causing 17.7% of all deaths in developed countries.
That’s someone dying every 3.2 seconds from smoking or one jumbo jet plane full of people crashing every 22 minutes. Don’t be part of that statistic. All smokers have the opportunity to quit smoking right now and experience the huge positive & immediate benefits that this has on your health, wealth and happiness!
Physically it costs you
- coughs, sore throats and illness caused by smoking
- bad breath and that acrid taste in your mouth
- body odour, clothes and hair that smell like cigarette smoke
- yellow stained fingers and teeth
- feeling unhealthy and unfit with low physical stamina
- being out of breath easily
Mentally the costs are just as high.
- Your peace of mind (Can you even put a price on that?)
- Worrying about the damage to you health with each cigarette you smoke
- Having smoking on your mind all the time – always having to be concerned about your next cigarette, where you’ll smoke and running out of cigarettes
- The disruption and time involved in taking smoking breaks
- Knowing that smoking effects your level of intimacy with your partner due to bad breath and the smell of smoking
- A lower self esteem from being controlled by this unwanted habit
- Worrying about passive smoking by children and your influence on them to smoke
- Feeling like an outcast in a society that is now putting bans on smoking including some in society that look down on smokers
Missed Opportunities are another high and often unspoken cost
- Jobs you can’t take
- Achieving your goals and dreams
- Seeing your children grow up
- And your grandchildren
- Walking your daughter down the aisle
- Living a healthy and active life
- Traveling (20hr fights, too unhealthy)
Imagine being free from all of this! This is what non-smokers enjoy everyday. A life of greater health, wealth and happiness.
A life of …
- Greater fitness, energy and stamina – more achievement and play in life
- Greater self esteem knowing you have done something truly significant for yourself
- Feeling more positive and alive
- Looking better and younger with healthier skin
- Having a richer experience of food with your improved sense of taste and smell
- Being more attractive to others and your partner (or potential partners)
- Improved physical health of your whole body including your brain – better memory, decision making, mood and happier attitude.
- Breathing clean, fresh air more fully and freely
- Better quality of sleep
- Being a positive example to children
- And a much larger bank account! – and all the wonderful things you can do with all that extra money: pay off debts and reward yourself with some luxury items.
And as soon as you quit smoking your body goes about healing itself in amazing ways! See some of them here