If you smoke, quit cold turkey now it will prove that you care for your soul.
Your body is the house of your soul, why evict your soul from its rightful place????? , your body!
The photo on the left shows a normal city dweller's lung. The black spots noted are carbon deposits caused by pollution.
The photo on the right is a lung with emphysema. Not only is the lung discolored, but it is out of shape causing breathing to be extremely difficult.
If you want to feel what its like to have emphysema, try taking a deep breath and hold it. Without letting out any air, take another deep breath. Hold that one too. One more time, take one more breath. Okay let it all out.
That second or third breath is what it feels like to breathe when you have advanced emphysema. Emphysema is a disease where you cannot exhale air. Everyone thinks that it is a disease where you cannot inhale but in fact it is the opposite. When you smoke you destroy the lungs elasticity by destroying the tissue that pulls your lung back together after using muscles that allow us to inhale air. So when it comes time to take your next breath it is that much more difficult, for your lungs could not get back to their original shape.
Imagine to live struggling each breath like those last two breaths. Unfortunately, millions of people don't have to imagine it, they live it daily. It is a truly miserable way to live and a slow painful way to die.
But its still not too late! The moment you quit smoking, your lungs begin repairing all the damages immediately. Your risks of lung cancers and other cancers drop significantly, even if the cells are already in a pre-cancerous state. Your risk of developing smoking related diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis also declines at once.
Reasons To Quit Smoking (external - login to view)
- I'll have fewer wrinkles.
- After the first year, I'll have saved enough for a Caribbean cruise.
- I save myself the embarrassment of having bad breath.
- After the second year, I can bring someone with me for a Caribbean cruise.
- I'll still be around to see my grandchildren.
- I won't have to worry about early impotence.
- I won't need to eat at a smoking section anymore.
- There are programs that can help me.
- I no longer need to spend time on counseling.
- I'll live longer and healthier.
- I won't feel like a leper in public.
- I won't have to worry about how smoking is ruining my health.
- The average person tries to stop smoking at least four times before succeeding. I may be on No 2 or 3, but I am better than average.
- I won't have to lie to my children to hide my smoking habit.
- My fingers won't get frostbites when I go outside.
- I'll be able to exercise more.
- I'll soon have the same life expectancy as a nonsmoker.
- My spouse won't get emphysema.
- I'll cough less.
- I'll be able to taste and smell food again.
- My children will have fewer ear and respiratory infections.
- My lipstick won't smudge.
- I won't have to wonder if my date is bothered by cigarette smoke.
- My teeth will be much whiter.
- I won't waste time looking for a smoking area all the time.
- No more wheezing.
- I won't have to listen to sarcastic talk like how much I taste like an ashtray during a kiss.
- There are other safer and more effective ways of maintaining my weight.
- My plants won't turn brown.
- My baby is so much safer with a at lower risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
- My fingers won't turn yellow.
- I have more pocket space.
- My lungs won't look like burnt BBQ beef.
- No more burning holes in my clothes.
- My spouse will be less likely to develop heart disease or lung cancer.
- I'll have to pull off the road only when I need gas.
- My car won't reek of stale smoke.
- I won't ever need to breathe oxygen through a nasal tube.
- My house won't reek of stale smoke.
- My unborn child is safer from fetal defects.
- I won't reek of stale smoke on my clothes and hair.
- I'll be able to play with the little ones without gasping.
- I won't have to feel isolated or unaccepted anymore.
- No more feeling like smoking on airplanes.
- I'll have more energy to do all the things I want to do.
- I'll save money on lighters and matches.
- I'll make new friends who see me as who I am.
- I'll be taking back full control of my life.
- I'll be a good role model for my children and others who I care for.
- I know that I can quit smoking for life if I want to and I have the ability to choose not to smoke.