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Smoking cigarettes not only smells bad, but it is just as bad for you. The smell that lingers causing secondhand smoke that they banned from bars and restaurants is something to avoid. Ever wondered just how bad it is for your lungs and bodies or others around you every time you go on a smoke break? It's worse than some people think or like to admit. Every cigarette that you smoke takes away seven minutes of your lifetime. Doesn't sound like much, but if you do the math it adds up like it's black tar that builds up in your lungs. If you smoke one pack a day for a year that's 33 days out of your life and $2,920 dollars out of your pocket.
Smoking cigarettes is one of the leading causes of deaths and health concerns in the world. It causes 480,000 deaths annually making up for one in every five deaths. Not to mention it doesn't have any benefits to you or the people around you! Building up into your lungs, it can cause 12 different kinds of cancers throughout your body. In your lungs alone it can cause chronic bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, and lung cancer. Heart disease being one of the most common causes of deaths among smokers, is also one of the most common causes of deaths among Americans.
If you can't think of any pros to smoking cigarettes, we are in the same boat. Kicking the habit for good and replacing it with a meditation session every day would not only benefit you, but the people around you as well. Secondhand smoke is a health risk with a negative impact to the people around you and can cause anyone around you to procure cancer as well. Secondhand smoke can also cause asthma or asthma attacks. Not only does it stain your ceiling over time if you smoke inside, but it stains your teeth as well! Whether this is stuff that you knew or not these are some of the cons, with zero pros, of smoking and the reasons why you should quit or never start! If you or a loved one needs help quitting smoking, check out www.quitplan.com or call (888) 354-7526 today!
Not Smoking vs. Smoking
This picture is an example of tar build up and cell death caused in your lungs from prolonged smoking. The longer you smoke, the more cells will be damaged making it harder for your lungs to fight off infections in order to stay healthy. For a smoker's lungs to return back to normal is theoretically impossible, but gradually over time they can heal and get pretty close. After smoking, it takes anywhere from one month to one year to twenty years for your lungs to return to normal condition, to be as healthy as they were before you started smoking.
This is just one visual example of what smoking does to your lungs and why you shouldn't do it or should quit before it's too late! You want to have more than your hat and boots left of you unlike the Malboro Man who didn't quit as quick as you can!
Smoking cigarettes will leave you with a smell that lingers, yellow teeth, bad breath, and worse yet, it will give you wrinkles! The build up of tar in your lungs will leave you short of breath, and it is a given you will benefit from it in zero ways! Help reduce the 480,000 deaths caused per year from tobacco use by quitting or encouraging a friend or loved one to quit. Help people quit smoking today so they have a brighter tomorrow.
Pictured above is an example of how the cliché, cool looking of smoking isn't all it's cracked up to me. The last Marlboro man, one out of four died of COPD at age 72. Don't be the Marlboro man. For tips on how to live a healthier, smoke-free life so you don't end up like the Marlboro man, go to smokefree.gov!