The American Heart Association states that “smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in the United States.” Are you a smoker? Is someone you love a smoker? It’s a highly addictive habit that can be difficult to break, but it is not impossible.
Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking
A smoking habit doubles the chance of a heart attack and increases the chance of stroke. Quitting smoking can mean a decrease in risk of developing certain cancers, such as lung, mouth, throat or bladder.
Smoking destroys the body with each puff of harmful chemicals, including tar. Every cigarette smoked damages the lungs. The cilia, or the small hairs on the lungs, are destroyed and become unable to protect and remove harmful particles and toxins. Over time, with each cigarette, the lungs become more and more polluted and discoloured from tar.
Quitting smoking can save your life.
A Demonstration of What 30 Packs of Cigarettes Does to your Body
If you are a smoker who is struggling to quit, or if you know a smoker and want to help them quit, take a look at this video. The visual analogy is startling. Keep in mind this is what 30 packs of cigarettes leaves behind. Can you imagine what a ten year, or twenty year smoking habit leaves behind in the body?