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Why Quit Smoking?

“Smoking kills almost six times as many people as road and other accidents, suicide, murder, manslaughter, poisoning, overdoses and HIV all put together!”

 

Νowadays no one needs to tell you about the serious health effects of smoking. We all know how bad it is to smoke, that a single cigarette contains 1000’s of toxic poisons of which many have been confirmed to cause cancers, strokes and heart attacks and that smoking is the largest cause of preventable illness, disease and death and a smoker’s life expectancy is reduced by 14 years on average.

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.

If you smoke for a lifetime, there is a 50% chance that your eventual death will be smoking related half of all these deaths will be in middle age.

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, leukemia 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.

Smoking in pregnancy greatly increases the risk of miscarriage, is associated with lower birth weight in babies, and inhibited child development. Smoking by parents following the birth is linked to sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death and 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!

Imagine living a life free of smoking …

  • Free of coughs, sore throats and illness caused by smoking
  • Free of bad breath and that acrid taste in your mouth
  • Free of body odour, clothes and hair that smell like cigarette smoke
  • Free of yellow stained fingers and teeth
  • Free of feeling unhealthy and unfit with low physical stamina and being out of breath easily

And these are just some of the health related benefits of quitting smoking. Your state of mind is also just as important.

Imagine quitting smoking and being free from …

  • 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

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. The average 1 pack a day smoker spends at least $8,000 a year on smoking.

How many years have you smoked for?

That’s a lot of money!

Calculate how much smoking really costs you here with our

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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!

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