The health risks of smoking (When you smoke…)
- You expose yourself to some 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke and 40 of these chemicals cause cancer.
- You are much more likely to get lung cancer than a nonsmoker. Men are more likely to develop lung cancer then women who smoke.
- You increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other lung diseases.
- You are hurting not only your own health, but also the health of anyone who breathes the smoke, including nonsmokers.
The benefits of quitting (When you quit smoking…)
- Your body begins to heal from the effects of the nicotine within 12 hours after your last cigarette.
- Your heart and lungs start repairing the damage caused by cigarette smoke.
- You breathe easier and your smoker's cough starts to go away.
- You lower your risk for illness and death from heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and other types of cancer.
- Quitting smoking also prevent health hazards of second hand smoke.
- You contribute to cleaner air, especially for children who are at risk for illnesses because they breathe others' cigarette smoke.
- Reduce fire risk.
- It make home clean and smell nice.
- It helps to save money, it also helps to reduce the medical bills or dental cost.
- It lowers the insurance premium. It reduce cost cause by replacement of burned things. (e.g. Furniture, clothing…)
- Reduce bad breath, nasty coughs in the company of friends.
- Reduce stains on teeth and nails, it helps to give good personal appearance.
- Need not have to hide in school toilet to smoke or places that lecturers won’t spot easily.