Millions of people everyday think about trying to quit smoking. We all know that cigarettes are bad for you and there are many diseases directly linked to cigarette smoke. The warnings of smoking being bad for your health has been around a long time so some people don’t really give it the full attention it deserves.
Before you grab a lighter and ignite your next cigarette here are you few things you need to really think about.
Did you know there are almost 600 additives put into cigarettes? Even though these additives have been approved by the U.S. Government, they are approved as food additives and not tested when being burned. Many tests have been done and shown that when these additives are burned it changes the property values of these additives turning the additives into a toxic soup of destruction. In a burning cigarette there are approximately 4000 chemical compounds at work.
All this affects how long you will live. They say for every cigarette a person smokes it takes about 10 minutes away from a person’s life. So for every pack of cigarettes you smoke you lose 3.5 hours of your life expectancy. A carton of cigarettes will take 35 hours away from your life. A pack a day smoker will lose around 53 days of their life every year.
Smoking is the number one cause of Cardiovascular disease and Lung cancer. There are over 6 million deaths in the world every year being blamed on cigarette associated diseases. 440,000 of these deaths are in the United States alone with 50,000 of these deaths being associated with second hand smoke.
The time to quit smoking is now. It’s not easy but the sooner you quit the sooner you can start your road to a better life. Your kids, grand kids, friends and family need you to stay around because they love and care about you.