Smokers are …. Some benefits of not smoking

December 11, 2012

Healthy Life

Smokers are a massive 70% more likely to develop hearing loss than non smokers.

Smokers are 2-4 times more likely to develop coronary disease than non-smokers.

Tobacco smoke is radioactive and contains toxic chemicals, and produces toxic chemicals emissions far above the safe and legal limits. Harm by tobacco pushers is foreseeable and thus is by definition intentional. Smoking is widespread.

Lung carcinoma is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. About 85% of cases are related to cigarette smoking.

STOP! Quitting Time!

Some benefits of not smoking include:

Social Benefits

  • body and possessions will smell fresher
  • more time to devote to work, family and friends
  • able to concentrate better without being distracted by the need to smoke
  • no longer burdened by smoking paraphernalia
  • no need to look for or clean up ashtrays
  • no more danger of damaging others’ property with ashes and burns
  • no longer constrained by no-smoking areas and situations e.g. theatre
  • less unnecessary financial and time burdens on family because of smoking-related illnesses
  • no more nagging by family and friends
  • more employable for jobs where smoking is considered a disadvantage or hazard.

Financial Benefits

  • substantial savings by not having to buy cigarettes and smoking
  • paraphernalia
  • no need to pay higher insurance premiums for smokers
  • avoid costs of major smoking-related illnesses.
  • Emotional Benefits
  • improved sense of well-being
  • improved self-image
  • increased confidence
  • no more guilt from having to make excuses to smoke
  • sense of accomplishment and pride in being able to stop smoking
  • satisfaction of spending money on things that really count
  • satisfaction of being in control of one’s life

pride in being able to set a good example to children and others.
(Refer to Appendix B on ‘Biochemical Consequences of Smoking’ for
physical risks of smoking and physical benefits of quitting.)

  • Your cough will subside more quickly and your air passages
  • will return to normal.
  • You will stop further damage to your lungs, the cause of your
  • cough/breathing difficulty.
  • Your risk of heart attack will drop immediately.
  • Your blood pressure will drop and your risk of stroke will be
  • reduced immediately.
  • You will increase your chances of having a normal healthy
  • baby.
  • You are likely to have a healthier baby/child because you
  • are reducing his/her risk of suffering from lung-damaging
  • chest infections.
  • Your stamina will improve.

Smokers are …. Some benefits of not smoking

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