There are always many reasons that people invoke when they decide to quit smoking. Very often, the specific reasons to stop smoking revolve around two points: that smoking is expensive and for most people a financial black hole, and that smoking is terrible for your health, and could leave a smoker with life-threatening diseases and incurable maladies.
There are of course as many reasons to quit smoking as there are smokers determined to kick the nicotine habit, but these two reasons seem to be more prevalent than all others. Of course, the fact that smoking cigarettes is very expensive is often a determining factor in one’s decision to quit, but in most cases it is not the most important.
Despite the tobacco companies’ best efforts over the years, it is now apparent, and in many places officially recognized, that smoking cigarettes is clearly and directly linked with a number of terrible pulmonary and coronary diseases, all of which there are no cure from.
Cigarettes smokers are therefore at a very increased risk of developing lung cancer, and those that avoid that may very well develop emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
Moreover, cigarettes smokers are at much greater risk of Arteriosclerosis, Hypertension and strokes. Indeed, cigarette smoke hardens the arteries and will cause an increase in the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases in smokers.
The health risks associated with smoking cigarettes is the reason most often given by smokers who have decided to take a positive step forward and become non-smokers. The odds of a smoker getting one of these deadly diseases are more than statistical: 50% of life-long smokers will die from their habit, in one form or another. Quitting smoking sooner rather than later will lessen the chances you have to be afflicted by one of these conditions.