I believe that we all can use a few changes in our lives.
If you have difficulty with a bad habit, or addiction, you should seek out help.
Cigarette smoking and alcohol addiction are two behaviors that you may need help with in order to quit. There are help lines, support groups and your MD can also prescribe you some medication that can help you through the difficult times.
Let’s start with cigarette smoking because it is awful!
It makes you smell bad, your clothes and hair smell terrible too. It has been shown to wrinkle your skin, waste your money, and of course, tells the world that you have no control over your behavior.
Non-smokers want to stay away from you, your teeth are brown and it makes your breath stink!! It also makes you food tasteless and gives you a cough.
Is that enough?
Well author Stephanie Kong, MD author of A Minute For Your Health has a lot more reasons for you to quick.
We all know that cigarette smoking is an addictive behavior, just as bad as being addicted to alcohol or other drugs out there.
Smoking is a major cause of heart disease. This self-inflicted behavior is costing a lot in medical bills. We all know that smoking causes lung cancer, but it also causes bronchitis and emphysema.
Smoking caused passively – meaning that you are inhaling someone else’s smoke, causes 5,000 deaths a year from lung cancer and heart disease.
The good news
If you stop, in just a few years your risk of a heart attack declines to the same level as a non-smoker.
If you smoke, give quitting a try.
The Surgeon General of the United States warns that cigarette smoking is harmful and can cause death. If you do not want to die young, you should consider quitting.
Taken in part from: Kong, S. A Minute for Your Health: The ABCs for Improved Health and Longevity. Roscoe Ill., Hilton Publishing.