Smoking not only injures your health and wealth, but kills in the long run.
-Harms nearly every organ of the body
- Causes many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general
Read more at http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/
One woman in her late thirties had smoked for 10 years. She had tried everything from watering down her cigarettes, throwing them away, wearing a patch, chewing gum, you name it, she tried it. She really wanted to quit, but the addiction was so strong she was finding it impossible.
The mother of an 11-year old daughter and a 13-year old son, she was taken by surprise when something happened that made her quit smoking in one day. Her son told her that he had something very important to tell her. With a quick response of, “Okay, what is it?” he said, “No, I really need to talk to you.” She knew by the look on his face and the tone of his voice that this was something important.
Her son looked her square in the face and without wavering said, “I want you to quit smoking because I don’t want you to die.I want a mother in my life.” With that, she walked over to an ashtray, put out her cigarette, and now almost seven years later, she still does not smoke. While this will not work for everyone, the next time you pick up a cigarette; take a minute to consider how your child or family would feel if you were no longer around.
So, Quit smoking gradually to reduce your risk for smoking-related diseases and to extend your life.