Why people need to give up the smokes if they want to do their body a favor

Why do people smoke?

First off, smoking usually starts as a peer pressure kind of thing. You will find that people who started smoking started when they were teenagers. Then it evolved into a habit they cant kick.  Different people have different reasons for smoking. For some its stress relief. Others will only do it socially to accompany their drink. Then there are those who do it just because they like doing it.

Whatever the reason, smoking isn’t a good habit. Problem is once one is hooked people find it difficult to quit.

Below are some dangers of smokingsmoking infographic

  1. Risks of all types of cancers
  2. Infertility
  3. Respiratory diseases
  4. Cardiovascular diseases
  5. Stillbirths and risking baby’s well being during pregnancy

If you want to quit, ask yourself: why do people smoke? What are some of the underlying reasons behind your own smoking? What are the reasons for wanting to quit? Once you answer those questions truthfully, the journey to quitting smoking will have begun. It will not be an easy one. However, you can make it easier by reducing the number of cigarettes a day and the frequency of smoking. Keep reducing them until you finally realize you have stopped. Alternatively, try a nicotine patch.

woman refusing cigarette

There are several benefits that come your way the moment you decide to quit. You need to give up the cigarettes in order to live a happier and healthier life. The moment you begin the journey to quit, the moment the risk to the above health problems begins to reduce greatly. You will start breathing better, hence making it easier for you to exercise. Your life expectancy will increase and risk of stroke/heart disease will greatly reduce.

And once you have achieved the goal of quitting, you will be wondering: Why do people smoke even?




Carole Payne

Carole Payne, 27 years, life coaching, advice, and tips

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