Last week I left you with the financial cost that smoking has on you. Now look at all these other hidden reasons why smoking is bad for you.
More importantly, I’ve included some really great tips to help you towards a goal of quitting for good.
I’m not going to apologise for being harsh because all smokers are selfish. They have no regard for their non-smoking loved ones, they pollute the environment and quite frankly you smell.
Why should I or anyone else breathe in your passive smoke and have to smell it on your clothes and breath? No amount of breath freshener, chewing gum and perfume can hide it.
High Blood Pressure
This is a sneaky condition, which often doesn’t have any symptoms until it’s too late.
You say smoking calms you down, but if you saw what it does to your heart, you’d quickly change your mind. Every patient with high blood pressure and subsequent heart attacks will be told to stop smoking. It’s not negotiable.
Other conditions include emphysema, cancer, I know you’ve heard it all before.
Smoking puts pressure on all your organs, the largest being your skin. It causes pre-mature aging, at an incredibly fast rate, increases wrinkles in the facial area, particularly around the lips and because of all the toxins floating around your bloodstream and the strain on your liver, your skin looks yellow and dull.
Using good skincare will help, but what you do on the inside will have a greater impact on the outside.
Not to mention all the dirty cigarette butts lying around everywhere polluting out streets and waterways.
The selfish act of smoking also places an enormous burden on the tax and medical systems of every country not to mention the amount of loss of productivity because of smoking related illness and all the smoking breaks people have to take.
The figure is close to $400 BILLION per year!!! Australia is also the dearest country for cigarettes.
COME ON…WAKE UP AUSTRALIA!
Think about it, why should your employer pay you sick leave when your illness is self-inflicted? But that’s just it, smokers don’t think.
What To Do About It
I am not trying to make you feel guilty, I just want you to understand the actual cost of smoking. You decide. Are you ready to quit? Lets look at a few suggestions and take it one small step at a time.
- Think really hard about a strong reason that will help you stay on track
- Cut one cigarette per day and keep going decreasing your intake until you stop
- Seek medical advice
- Subscribe to a program, click here
- Drink lots of fresh water after every cigarette
- Keep a record of date and times of every cigarette you have. See if there’s a pattern and try to change it.
- Look at your loved ones, you owe it to them to stick around. They don’t owe it to you to nurse you because you continue to harm yourself.
- Have a picture of something that will help you say no.
- Save up for something special when you decrease your spend on cigarettes and use it as a reward for your hard effort.
- Join with a buddy and call them when you feel its getting too hard
- Join a quit group
- Find other ways to relax, listen to music, read a book
- Avoid smoking in places where you relax e.g in front of TV, out with friends or in your garden as every time you’re there you’ll feel like lighting up
- Exercise more
- AVOID eating to replace smoking
If I can at least help you make a start I’m happy. I may come across harsh, but my intentions are all good. Drop me a line and let me know if I’ve at least made you think about it. That’s all I ask!
Please do this for yourself, you’ll feel amazing in no time and so will your loved ones. The hidden reasons why smoking is bad for you not only harms you but everyone and everything around you. If nothing else, you owe it to them.
Look, Feel, Live Your Best and Decide Today To Live Forever