Reasons and How to stop smoking


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Everyone has their own reasons for quitting
smoking. Maybe they want to be healthier,
save some money, or keep their family safe.
As you prepare to quit, think about your own
reasons for quitting. Remind yourself of them
every day. They can inspire you to stop
smoking for good. Whatever your reasons, you
will be amazed at all the ways your life will
improve when you become smokefree.
Here are a few reasons to quit you may want
to consider:
Your Health and Appearance:
My chances of having cancer, heart attacks,
heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and other
diseases will go down
I will be less likely to get sick
I will breathe easier and cough less
My blood pressure will go down
My skin will look healthier, and I will look
more youthful
My teeth and fingernails will not be stained
Although quitting will make you feel better and
improve your health, there are other reasons
to quit that you may not have considered:
Your Lifestyle:
I will have more money to spend
I can spend more time with family, catch up
on work, or dive into my favorite hobby
I won’t have to worry about when I can
smoke next or where I can or can’t smoke
My food will taste better
My clothes will smell better
My car‚ home‚ and kids won’t smell like
smoke
I will be able to smell food, flowers, and
other things better
Your Loved Ones:
I will set a great example for my kids; it
takes a lot of strength to quit
My friends, family, co-workers, and other
loved ones will be proud of me
I will protect my friends and family from the
dangers of secondhand smoke
My children will be healthier
I will have more energy to do the things I
love with friends and family
I will get healthy to make sure I am around
to share in my family’s special moments
Make a list of all of the reasons you want to
become Smokefree and keep it in a place
where you will see it often, like your car or
where you kept your cigarettes. When you feel
the need to smoke, take a look at the list to
remind yourself why you want to quit.

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