You don’t need us to tell you to give up smoking. If this is one bad habit you still haven’t kicked into touch, despite your best intentions at the start of the year, you probably have many other people reminding you to pack in ‘that filthy habit.’ And even if you don’t have those constant reminders, you probably know heart of hearts, that yes, you really should give up the cigarettes. Just one more, you tell yourself, and then you will toss them away…
Still, if you are struggling to give them up, or if you are point blank refusing to do so, here are some incentives to spur you on to give them up for good.
#1: You will enhance your life chances
Smoking is bad for you. Again, you don’t need us to tell you that. But if you are hoping to live a long life, know that you are severely restricting your chances if you smoke. As discussed in this article at Inspire, you are putting yourself at risk of lung cancer. You are also putting yourself at risk of a stroke, heart disease, and a range of pulmonary diseases. In short, every time you are putting a cigarette in your mouth, you are destroying your health. You know this – even the cigarette packets tell you the dangers – so give up now to give yourself the chance of a healthy and long-lasting future.
#2: You will have more money in your pocket
A packet of cigarettes costs roughly $6. So, if you do the math, you are spending around $42 a week if you buy a pack a day. In a month, that would be $168. In a year, that’s $2016. And that, my friend, is a lot of money spent on your bad habit. That money could be better spent elsewhere. It could go towards a holiday or a new car. You could buy loads of new outfits. You could use it to pay off your debts. You could do ANYTHING, other than spending it on something that could potentially kill you!
#3: You will look better
Seriously, give up smoking, and your face and body will start to look significantly better than it might do at the moment. Your skin will return to its natural shape, without any dryness or wrinkles. Some of your body fat will disappear. Your hair will regain its luster. Your fingers will lose that nasty shade of yellow. And you will be less likely to wake up in the morning with a dreaded case of acne, that assuming you are no longer in puberty, you would have hoped would have long gone by now. Smoking can affect your appearance in many ways, but in most cases, giving up now will make a positive difference to how you look.
Longer life, more money, reduced aging…surely that’s incentive enough! Isn’t it? Of course, we realize giving up smoking isn’t easy, but read the tips at WebMD, and see your doctor or pharmacist for some professional advice if you are struggling. You owe it to yourself to try, as well as to the people who love and care for you, so don’t delay, do your best to give up smoking today!