Many people put off quitting smoking because they don’t think it’s that important. They continue to smoke, choke and cough horribly and waste their money on cigarettes. Worse, they are creating serious health issues for themselves that they don’t need to have.
Others claim that they will continue to smoke because they’ve smoked so long now that it won’t improve their health. The truth of the matter is, the sooner you quit, the sooner you’re going to be feeling better. There are three main reasons that quitting smoking now can be vital.
Reason One: Your Health
Every time you light up a cigarette you begin to cough and choke. Your body is trying to reject that smoke that you’re putting into your lungs. Over the course of time, you’re going to suffer from symptoms similar to asthma, emphysema and other lung conditions. Your doctor may have to put you on an inhaler, and many of these are steroids. Steroids in turn can make your face puffy and cause you to gain weight.
It’s a vicious circle. A lot of women try smoking to help curb their appetite, but it doesn’t do that, it only puts something into their lungs that over the course of time causes them to gain weight. You’ll have breathing issues and other health-related issues and you’ll get a lot of wrinkles when you smoke from the action of forming your lips into an “O” around the cigarette. There are a lot of long-term negative health effects of smoking.
Reason Two: Your Budget
In the 1970s, a pack of name brand cigarettes was a mere $0.25. That’s right, a quarter. Today, for that same name brand pack of cigarettes, you’re going to be paying upwards of $10. Even with inflation that’s a huge jump in price over the last 40 some years. A loaf of one of the more popular bread in the 1970s was also $0.25. Today that same brand loaf of bread is about $2.50 per loaf. You get the picture; you’re cigarettes are costing you a fortune.
Consider how many things you can buy to eat for $10. Even if you stuck to the budget brands, you could have a dinner for 4 on about $10. Cigarettes are very expensive, and you are pouring the money out when you are buying them.
Take a moment and list out all of the things that the cost of one pack of your brand of cigarettes could buy for you and your family.
Reason Three: Health And Car Insurance
Another thing that adds up is the cost of your health and car insurance. That’s right, some insurance policies have higher premiums for smokers. If you don’t smoke, you’re not going to get these surcharges on your insurance premium. This can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your insurance every year.
It’s vital to consider that you have many reasons to quit smoking. Not only your health and your wallet but also your insurance premiums. You’ll be able to avoid long-term negative health effects by quitting now, and you’ll save a lot of money. Just looking at the comparison to a loaf of bread in the 70s being the same price as a pack of cigarettes and comparing the two to today’s market prices is staggering. It’s vital to quit now before you’re flat broke and die form a lung disease that is miserable at the very least to deal with. Smoking can cost you in more ways than simply spending the money on those cigarettes.