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Stop Smoking Benefits: The List

By Charles Hopkins Published 10/23/2007 | Health
If you decided to stop smoking then you must do everything that is in your power to reach this goal. A very easy method that can help you a lot is to make a list with the benefits you'll get from quitting. Then, every time you get an urge to smoke, take the list out of your pocket and remind yourself why you need to get rid of the habit.

The first huge benefit of quitting is the improvement in your health. You'll notice it will be a lot easier to breathe, your lungs will feel cleaner and your heart will work better. You'll also sleep better and have a considerable increase of energy.

You are probably aware of the fact that smokers have a high risk of heart attacks or lung cancer. Life is a wonderful gift, and you should live it to the fullest. And the best way to do that is by being healthy so that you can take advantage of everything life has to offer.

Put that on your list also. Write down how quitting will help you live longer to enjoy everything that is wonderful in life, like spending time with your children and grandchildren.

Can you imagine what would happen to your child if you died before your time? That could have a devastating effect on his life, so this should motivate you even more to get rid of this horrible habit.

As an ex-smoker you'll realize that the way you taste and smell everything will change back to how it used to be as smoking strongly affects these senses.

Another important thing that needs to be taken into consideration is the health of loved ones and the ones surrounding you. Smoking can have a negative effect on your children because you are setting a bad example for them. Also, it can damage the health of everyone that spend time with you on a regular basis, like family and friends - it's called second hand smoking.

This is not something to joke with and if you simply can't stop smoking at least smoke outside or in cafe's/clubs/bars away from non smokers - protect your loved ones.

So think about all of this, and make the list - it's really worth the time. Carry it around with you at all times and use it to stop smoking for good.