I was on my way for an afternoon walk when I saw a young lady took the last cigarette from the box to the left, and threw the empty box to the ground. I am not a cigarette box collector; however, I could not help picking it up after reading the big bold letters that says, “Smoking kills.” Yes – smoking kills!
Now, I know that the nicotine is extremely addictive and thus responsible for the dependence-forming habits of smokers, but is it that strong? enough to allow someone to overlook the chilling words describing what it will do to them? It seems as if it is; well then, how do quitters get to the point of quitting? Many people have quit smoking, so it is quite possible and from the survey that I took back in August, people who have successfully quit smoking have relayed how they managed to do so, which I have compiled in this how to quit smoking for good article.
On the other side of the cigarette box it says, “Smokers die younger” in big bold letters . Now, either the cigarette maker is a fool or this statement is a fact. I choose to believe the latter. Our bodies are built with the ability to stave off diseases, self heal and replenish, but it was certainly not built to absorb all these mixture of chemicals. Thus, the effects of each of these chemicals on the body, is devastating. Think about it! There are so many things in our environment that are highly unhealthy for us, yet we have little control over them. Fortunately for us, purchasing and smoking cigarettes which are highly toxic to our bodies, is totally something each of us can control.
In an earlier article I wrote titled “Help! Please Quit Smoking”, I touched on the new requirements that called for cigarette companies to supply a list of the chemicals they use in their cigarettes and listed some of the deadliest chemicals. Although the list may not be exhaustive, the chemicals listed are enough to make anyone alarmed. The cigarette box that I retrieved from the street has a few of the deadly chemicals listed on its side . According to Newport – the British American Tobacco Group, their cigarette contain 10 mg of Tar, .7 mg of Nicotine, and 12 mg of Carbon Monoxide. If you check this diagram in the article “Chemical Component of Cigarette Smoke”, you will see what these chemicals are usually used for, and the damning effect each one has on your health.
Cigarette smoking is bad, period. It is bad for the smoker, and bad for non-smokers. “Smoking Kills”: Give yourself the gift of life by quitting smoking and starting the New Year anew. This is without a doubt the best resolution you can make for yourself, and your loved ones this New Year – 2012.
Quit smoking! Be the best you, you can be!
If you have quit smoking, how did you get to the point of quitting? Please share your tips with us.