The world is full of smokers that say they want to quit. They seem to lack that one step that will lead onto the road to recovery and kick the habit for good. The hospitals are filled with smokers who are so ill by this habit that they continue to smoke, even though they are seriously ill. It really is a conundrum that although smokers know their health will suffer badly and they may even contract lung cancer, this is not enough to stop them smoking. Addiction is very difficult to move indeed. Perhaps they think it won’t happen to them, perhaps they the motivation is not strong enough to beat the addictive chemicals in their bodies. Whatever the reasoning perhaps it is time to consider other aspects and positive benefits of quitting smoking.
One of the best reasons to give up smoking is the obvious health benefits. Smoking is very damaging to the body, including the lungs, heart, throat and mouth. People vary enormously in their health issues, and whilst some may smoke for many years with little or not complications, for many lung cancer or other associated lung diseases is a very real issue and can be life threatening. Doctors have also now linked cigarette smoking to stroke and heart attacks and it is more likely that you will be a victim of a stroke condition if you smoke. This raises very serious thoughts about your health and surely it is important to live as healthy a life as possible?
Smokers very rarely consider the other people around them. However, their smoke can be damaging the lungs of others. This can be particularly true with young children, or babies, who have delicate lung linings, which are still growing. Clearly second-hand smoke is not as concentrated in chemicals as the smoke you are inhaling yourself, but all the same it is potent enough to do some damage. If you are a pet lover you may also want to consider the implications to their health too.
Smoke tends to cling to clothes, hair and skin and some people absolutely reek of smoke when they have been smoking. They then carry this around with them and there is some research to suggest that this can cause some issues too, although that research is still in its infancy. Giving up smoking will quickly eradicate this smell and you will be pleasantly surprised that your own sense of smell is heightened again. Ex-smokers notice the smell of smoke much more readily than people who have never smoked and they can be quite disgusted by it. In fact once you have stopped smoking you will notice just how much the smell of smoke lingers and how it seems to be ground into everything that you were around.
Once you have decided to quit smoking you will notice your health improving. Your taste buds will improve as will your sense of smell and your breathing will return to normal, although this will take some time as the lungs clean themselves gradually and it is a slow process. Being able to really taste and enjoy your food again will help you to stay off the cigarettes for good.