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.