Why You Should Quit smoking?
When a strong craving hits, it can be easy to lose sight of the benefits of quitting. You might lose your focus, but there is no good reason to smoke.
Maybe if I tell you my story, how I started smoking, and how I feel today, I will awaken your understanding a little and you will read the following lines. Well, I started smoking at the age of 12, now I´m 24, so another 12 years of spending my money on what I thought then was "cool".
As a child, it seemed "cool" to me to be seen on the street by people my age smoking cigarettes. Child's mind..Look, after 12 years I realized where smoking can take you. Dark circles, pale skin, frequent headaches due to lack of nicotine, nausea and vomiting in the morning, breathing problems, extremely low resistance to exertion, anxiety, nervousness, high risk of heart attack, and much more .. I do not want to scare no one and I speak from my own experience. But let's move on to more positive things, such as the benefits of quitting smoking.
- 20 minutes: heart rate, blood pressure drop
- 12 hours: carbon monoxide in the bloodstream drops to normal
- 2 weeks–3 months: circulation, lung function improves; heart attack risk begins to drop
- 1–9 months: cough less, breathe easier
- 1 year: risk of coronary heart disease cut in half
- 2–5 years: risk of cancer of mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder cut in half; stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker
- 10 years: half as likely to die from lung cancer; risk of kidney or pancreatic cancer decreases
- 15 years: risk of coronary heart disease same as non-smoker’s risk.
If the lines above didn't make you think a little, maybe Allen Carr's book, Finally, Non-Smoker, will help you.
I mention that I also started reading this book and I tell you with all sincerity, IT IS WORTH IT!
I hope I didn't bore you too much, my name is Ionut and I wish you a wonderful day!