5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Smoking

Do you smoke like a chimney but need incentives to kick your bad habit?  Then fear not, here are five reasons why you should kick cigarettes to the curb and tell them to ‘butt’ out.

1.)  Better Sex Life

When you stop smoking your blood circulation improves.  This in turn leads to improved sensitivity and subsequently better erections and orgasms.  Not only does being a non-smoker increase sexual pleasure, but it can increase your pulling power.  It has been found that non-smokers are three times more appealing to prospective partners than smokers-perhaps due to that fresher smell!

2.)  Less Stress

While most smokers turn to a sneaky ciggie to relieve stress, quitting will actually lower stress levels.  Nicotine withdrawal between cigarettes can cause unnecessary stress with only temporary relief when you reach for that toxic stick. It can however, be stopped by giving up that fag addiction.

3.)  An Improved sense of smell and taste

Wining and dining will become a much more enjoyable experience.  The hundreds of toxic chemicals found in a typical cigarette dull these two senses considerably so stop sucking on those cancer sticks!

4.)  More energy

Quitting smoking will have a direct improvement on your circulation making physical activity much easier. You will also see an improvement in your immune system, making it easier to fight infections. Why waste energy on lighting up that smoke?

5.) Healthier Loved Ones

If your health alone isn’t incentive enough for you to bin your ashtrays then think about your family and friends.  Secondhand smoke isn’t just unpleasant for non-smokers, but it also increases their risk of heart disease and strokes.  Secondhand smoke doubles the risk of chest illnesses for children and trebles their risk of lung cancer in later life.

Were these reasons enough for you to forget the fags?  If you need help or advice on quitting this harmful habit visit your GP.

References

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/smoking/Pages/Betterlives.aspx

10908 Published January 2013

Review Scheduled January 2014