Smoking is injurious to health. We all know it. We all hear it. For those who smoke, they all read it as they open their pack. However, it does little to deter people from this habit and often you will meet people who started it as an occasional thing but now are completely addicted to it. The worst part is, somehow a lot of people still believe it is cool to smoke. Here are 6 very strong reasons why you should seriously quit this before life quits you.
- The big “C”
Everyone knows that smoking causes cancer. However, what people do not know is that not only does smoking cause lung cancer, but also leads to cancer in nose, mouth larynx, trachea, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, cervix, bone marrow and blood. Right when you use your fancy lighter to light up the cigarette to the time it all turns into ash, the body undergoes drastic changes at each step. According to some medical reports, a smoker has 25 times greater risk of suffering from lung cancer than a non smoker. The choice is simple. Do you wish to live a long and healthy life or a life struggling with cancer?
- Premature ageing
While most of us try hard and spend quite a lot time and money to look younger and hide the effects of ageing, many forget that simply quitting this habit of smoking will increase your youth by more than 50%. Smoking causes formation of line and wrinkle in your face and lack of oxygen leads to a dull and lifeless face. Smoking permanently damages connective fibers like elastin and collagen leading to wrinkles. So, next time you want to look younger, quit smoking first.
- Destroys your lungs and heart
Smoking doesn’t just affect your lungs in a bad way. It literally ruins it. The residue left in the lungs after smoking lowers the lung function and leads to breathing problems. Smoking can and often does lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, lung infections, asthma even TB (tuberculosis). As per centre for disease control, a smoker is two to four times likelier to suffer from coronary artery disease and stroke than a non-smoker. Smoking thickens the blood and makes it more prone to blood clots. It leads to constriction of blood vessels and thereby increases blood pressure and leads to formation of plaque.
- Adverse impact on Sex life
The next time you wonder why your spouse is not really happy and satisfied with you, think of the stamina you have lost and the frequent cases of premature ejaculation. This is a direct result of your inability to quit smoking. While many smoke because somehow they tend to believe that is very macho and manly, the fact is diametrically opposite. It just might and often does lead to a loss of the same. Many smokers have a difficulty in keeping an erection for long. This is because smoking reduces the blood flow to the penis which adversely affects your sexual health and life. So just in case, you wish to spice up and boost your love life, you know what needs to be done.
- Brittle Bones
Smoking is a leading cause of reduction in bone density by increasing the amount of calcium leeched from the bones. It causes osteroporosis, joint pain and sometimes even loss of teeth. So a smoker is more likely to break his bones after a fall as compared to a non smoker.
- Stains on teeth and Bad Breath
You can forget to hope to have a bright white teeth and an infectious smile, if you are a chain smoker. Smoking gives a yellowish tinge to your teeth and forms a permanent stain on them. It also causes really bad breath which can be both severe and persistent in nature. I