Smoking has just become even more expensive. The new federal taxes on tobacco products raised tobacco taxes on cigarettes from 39 cents to $1.01 a pack on April 1 as part of an increase to pay for expanded federal health insurance programs for uninsured children. I like the idea of giving health coverage to children and I agree with this plan 100%. The reason I agree is because I don’t smoke. I used to but I quit many years ago.
The reason I quit was because cigarettes were making me feel terrible. I had colds constantly. My breath stunk and so did my clothes. Over the past 35 years or so I have seen the effects of smoking on many of my friends and acquaintances. Unfortunately, quite a few of them are experiencing health problems. It was because of this that I decided to start helping people quit smoking using hypnosis and NLP. I wanted to help people have a better chance at living a long, healthy life.
If you need reasons to quit, here are 9 of the best reasons I could come up with.
1. Smoking Causes Poor Circulation and Heart Disease
Smoking can kill you a number of ways. The most prominent is heart disease. There were 332,973 deaths due to heart disease in 2004. It was the number one cause of death in the United States. Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths. Nicotine, the main ingredient in cigarettes, raises your blood pressure and makes your blood clot more easily. When your blood clots more easily it gets stuck in your veins causing poor circulation and heart attacks. order cbd oil uk
Did you know that smokers often have frequent headaches? They get them because there is a constant lack of oxygen due to hardened, narrowed blood vessels to your brain. Oh, by the way, these hardened, narrowed blood vessels can lead to a stroke. Even though it wasn’t due to smoking my dad had a stroke. I guarantee you that one of the biggest reasons I don’t smoke is that I don’t want to spend the last years of my life like my dad did, weakened, using a crutch and frustrated because he couldn’t find the words to explain what he wanted to say.
Those blood clots caused by your smoking can cause a stroke if they end up in your brain. Smoking deprives your cardiovascular system of oxygen. When combined with the monoxide poisoning form cigarettes, this lack of oxygen forms thick cholesterol deposits on your artery walls, choking off your blood supply. This resulting poor circulation can cause impotence, another reason to quit smoking. If you are a middle-aged or older man smoking can keep you from getting an erection and also impairs sperm motility. Most men find that this reverses when they stop smoking.
If that wasn’t enough, the poor circulation caused by smoking’s result in Claudication or chronic pains in the legs, feet and toes. This can eventually lead to a loss of circulation and you can end up having gangrene which will lead to the amputations of your toes or feet. Smoking can also be linked to loss of circulation in your fingers.
2. Smoking Causes Cancer of the Mouth, Emphysema, Lung Cancer and Bronchitis
Do you know anyone who has died from cancer? I have known a few. It can be a slow, terrible death. Cancer is caused cells that grow like weeds in a garden that strangle out needed bodily functions and good cells. I would not wish cancer on anyone.
Studies show that smoking is responsible for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Read that again, smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Tobacco in any form, including “smokeless” or chewing tobacco significantly increases the risk for cancer of the mouth.
Smoking tobacco can cause similar effects as well as giving you gum disease and tooth decay. Dentist regularly send me their patients that smoke because they know the problems smoking has on dental health. Smoking also makes your teeth yellow and gives you bad breath.
If you smoke you are ten times more likely to get lung cancer as a nonsmoker. Smoking is linked to 87 percent of all lung cancer deaths each year. Smoking is responsible for 82 percent of deaths due to emphysema and chronic bronchitis.