Smoking: 5 Reasons I Don’t Smoke
I used to be a smoker. I started smoking when I was just 11 years old and continued to do so for over a decade before giving it up for good. While my body felt better and my clothes didn’t smell like smoke anymore, there were still many other reasons that led me to quit smoking. A psychiatrist can recommend different treatment methods. Here are some of them:
Smoking is bad for your health.
Smoking is bad for your health. There are many reasons why this is true, but the most important one is that it causes cancer. Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including tar and other substances that can damage lung tissue and cause cancer. Smoking also contributes to heart disease, strokes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Other respiratory problems include:
- Chronic bronchitis
The smell of smoke is strong and unpleasant, even if you don’t mind the taste. One reason for this is that smoke has a lot of chemicals in it that create a strong scent. These chemicals include nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, and ammonia. If you’re smoking at home or in your car with the windows up (or if you have friends who do), others nearby will be able to smell your cigarette when they get close enough to notice it!
Smoking can also make you more likely to develop many diseases such as lung cancer and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). These are serious conditions that can have long-term effects on your quality of life if left untreated or unmanaged properly. Smoking causes one out of every five deaths in North America each year according to an article published by The World Health Organization called “The Global Tobacco Epidemic”.
This research shows how harmful tobacco products are when used regularly over periods long enough for many health problems associated with smoking cigarettes like cancerous tumors developing inside lungs causing severe coughing fits which could lead towards death due to lack oxygen circulation throughout body systems leading towards organ failure because there’s no way they received enough oxygen while being alive so their organs were damaged beyond repair causing organ failure before death occurs due–
Smoking is expensive.
The first reason I don’t smoke is that it’s expensive. The average price of a pack of cigarettes in the US is about $6.60, but in some states, it’s as high as $11 per pack! That’s a lot to pay for something that will probably give you emphysema or cancer later on in life.
As an avid reader of personal finance blogs like this one and others that talk about how important it is to save money and invest wisely, I’d never want to waste my hard-earned cash on something so frivolous and unhealthy.
If you want proof that cigarettes aren’t worth your hard-earned money (or your parents’ hard-earned money), just look at how quickly they lose their value:
Your teeth will turn yellow
If you’re a smoker, you may already know that smoking can discolor your teeth and cause bad breath. When the smoke enters your mouth, it reacts with saliva which causes a yellow tint to appear on the surface of your teeth. This is what gives smokers their signature stained-yellow smile.
The tar from cigarettes can also stain the enamel on your teeth and make them look darker than normal. If you smoke with a pipe, this problem is amplified by the constant exposure of tars to the lips which causes brown stained spots to form around lips and gums.
I hate the way smoking smells.
There are many reasons to stop smoking, but one of the best is that it smells horrible.
- When you smoke, your body absorbs the nicotine and toxins through your lungs, which filter them through a mucous membrane. When you exhale, those substances come out in the form of smoke that hangs around you for hours.
- The smell stays on your clothes and hair – even after washing! It lingers in your car or home when someone else smokes inside (or even just nearby). It’s even worse if anyone is cooking while they’re smoking; there’s nothing like a delicious dinner with a side dish of stale cigarette smoke.
- And then there’s the smell on your hands—and especially on other people’s breath (think kissing). And don’t forget about all those nasty smells when others are around who do smoke!
If there were no other reason to quit smoking than this one – being able to breathe comfortably without being bothered by any lingering odors – then it would be enough!
I’m worried about what smoking does to my health.
Smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and numerous other cancers. It can also cause emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking has been linked to osteoporosis and cataracts.
I don’t want my kids to start smoking.
We all know that smoking is addictive, but what you may not realize is how dangerous it can be for your health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that tobacco use causes more than 480,000 deaths in the U.S. every year — one in five Americans dies from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke! And this doesn’t even count all of the other negative effects caused by cigarettes: heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and even infertility.
Smoking can also cause major problems for your family members too — children who live with smokers are twice as likely to become smokers themselves as kids who grow up in non-smoking households (the CDC). You never really know what kind of impact your bad habits could have on the people around you until it’s too late!
Smoking is expensive.
- You’re going to spend a lot of money.
I’ve never been a smoker, but I’ve seen friends and family members smoke and I know that cigarettes are expensive. We’re talking $10-12 for a pack of 20. That’s about $1 per cigarette, which is more than double the cost of other common habits like coffee or soda. If you’re already spending money on one thing, why not make it something that won’t kill you?
I want to smell good, not like smoke.
If you’re a smoker, you know that cigarettes can make your clothes and hair smell. But what about people who don’t smoke? If they’re around someone who does, they might notice the familiar scent of cigarette smoke on their clothing or hair.
If you want to stop smelling like smoke (or stop making other people think that’s what you’ve been doing), here are some tips:
- Wash your clothes after each wear—especially if you’ve been in a smoky environment. And when it’s time for laundry, don’t forget about washing those jeans or shirts again! You may need to wash them twice before the odor completely goes away.
- Use air fresheners in your car and home to mask the odors from smoking byproducts like tar and nicotine residue left behind on upholstery surfaces like chairs and sofas from where people have sat down during long periods spent outside near where others have been smoking (e.g., concerts).
Here are the reasons why I don’t smoke anymore.
- You don’t want to get cancer.
- You don’t want to smell bad.
- You don’t want to spend money on cigarettes.
- You don’t want to have yellow teeth.
- You don’t want your kids to start smoking (and neither do I).
Smoking is the part of drug addiction. I know that some people think they can’t stop smoking and that it’s just a bad habit. But I’ve been there, and I’m proof that you can quit. It’s not easy, but it will make your life so much better! You’ll feel better about yourself, and have more money for fun stuff like going out with friends or buying clothes you love instead of just something to cover up the smell from smoking…