Everybody Loves a Quitter
Top 5 Reasons to Quit Smoking Today
1. Quit for your health
Did you know that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada? In fact, it’s responsible for:
- 45,000 deaths a year – 40% of which are from various cancers
- 35% are from heart disease and stroke
- 25% are from other lung diseases
Quitting can add as much as 10 years to your life. And you’ll reap the benefits immediately.
2. Quit for your looks
- You’ll look better and feel better!
- Your breath will be fresher
- Your stained teeth will get whiter
- Your clothes and hair will smell better
Plus, that yellow stain you can’t get rid of on your fingers and nails will disappear. Most of all, you may notice that your oral health will improve and that you’ll have fewer wrinkles.
3. Quit for your savings
1 pack of cigarettes/day x $10 x 7 (Days/week) x 52 weeks = $3,640 /yr
A tropical beach holiday, a new laptop, a guitar, a mountain bike, a yoga membership – it’s just the beginning of what you can do with the money you’ll save. Plus, non-smokers get lower insurance rates too.
4. Quit for the people in your life
Second-hand smoke is deadly.
Be a positive role model for your family, children and the people around you. If a mother smokes, there is a greater risk of her baby developing asthma in childhood, especially if she smokes when she is pregnant. Smoking is also linked to SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and low birth weight babies.
Children raised in a household where there is smoking have more:
- Ear infections
- Other lung and breathing problems
What Bloggers Say
“It has been 5 ½ months since I smoked my last cigarette. I can chase after my kids, and run around the block. I can breathe deeply and feel the oxygen entering every part of me. I can run up a flight of stairs without feeling like I’m going to collapse.“
Kentville, Nova Scotia