Why you should quit smoking

smokng is signing your own death warrant - Depiction of hazards of smoking.A oencil drawing
India
December 30, 2006 10:22am CST
Male smokers lost an average of 13.2 years of life and female smokers lost 14.5 years of life because of smoking. Smoking causes lung cancer and lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but many are unaware that it is also a risk factor for many other kinds of cancer as well, including cancer of the mouth, voice box (larynx), throat (pharynx), esophagus, bladder, kidney, pancreas, liver, cervix, stomach, colon and rectum, and some leukemias. These progressive lung diseases are usually diagnosed in current or former smokers in their 60s and 70s. You're also more likely to suffer from hardening of the arteries and shortness of breath. Smokers are twice as likely to die from heart attacks as nonsmokers. Smoking causes premature wrinkling of the skin, bad breath, bad smelling clothes and hair, and yellow fingernails.
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• India
30 Dec 06
Smokers not only do lot of harm themselves, they do harm to the entire world! Persons standing near to smokers also affected by passive smoking;many person don't like the smell of the smoke. We all talking about global warming and we know that is due to gas pollution; I think smokers contribute something towards global warming also. So smoking not only affect the smokers but the entire world. The question is do they know all bad things about smoking!!
• India
30 Dec 06
You are right.Passive smoking is equally,if not more dangerous than direct smoking.
@evlo173 (435)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I agree; even children are affected around passive smoke.
• Brazil
31 Dec 06
yes, very childrens die because the passive smoke of anothers ppl of the family (like father, mother, brothers)
• Singapore
30 Dec 06
Even if that warning effect of smoking has been tagged in every single box of smoke. Many people just ignore it and keep smoking. It's hard to make people aware about the effect. Smoking is likely part of their life. I heard news in Hong Kong, smoking will be banned in all public area in Hong Kong starting from 1st January 2007. And several people said that it is human right violation.
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• India
30 Dec 06
Who can help self grave diggers?
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@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
30 Dec 06
I totaly agree with quiting smoking.All of the health risks that come from it are very real.I gave up smoking ten years ago.It was one of the best things I have ever done.Im so much healthier now.
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• India
30 Dec 06
Bravo,I say this is will power.A shining example of grit and determination.hello,prospective quitters,are you hearing.
• India
31 Dec 06
Well,I'd like to say,where there is a will,there is a way!! I just hate ppl who smoke,they are just not my taste!! And wen I come across a person who smokes,I just tell them the above written line. The fact is that ppl should themselves realise that smoking is just not done! Though initally you may start liking it,but in the end your the one who suffers the most!! Though am not aware of the diseases caused explicitly,but I do know that smoking makes you lungs weak,and causes cancer too!!...
• United Arab Emirates
31 Dec 06
I dont think any senseless human will ever support smoking. These many take up this act jst for style and for the sake of it. I wud suggest all to do smthing only if U feel like than for others sake. And those who are smoking should always be aware of the outcomes as mentioned by others.They screw up their body mentally and physically but above all pass on this habbit to the kids too.First, they start as passive smokers then they too take up this habit like their elders.i dont think anyone would want our cute little loved ones to do something wrong knowingly...isnt it??
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@halo12 (124)
• India
31 Dec 06
smoking kills
• Israel
31 Dec 06
yes bi skoke allll
@brimia (6584)
• United States
31 Dec 06
There's absolutely no redeeming quality to smoking. Most areas have become non-smoking here in central Ohio...thank goodness. But of course there are many up in arms about losing their rights...well I feel I have the right to breath clean air. I know several people who have quit smoking and are so much the better for it.
• Italy
31 Dec 06
I'm a smoker...i'm trying to quit...it's very hard but i'll try!!!
@kittu007 (946)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Thanks for the info friend.Yes,ciggis and all harmful things should be banned.
• Israel
31 Dec 06
yes thanks to all!
• India
31 Dec 06
and one more thing is that its even written on the packet... "CIGRATTE SMOKING IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH". And i think this smokers are already blind and cant c tat even.....
@musha_ali (392)
• Pakistan
31 Dec 06
i m not a smoker.........
@babs0818 (1192)
• United States
31 Dec 06
smoking kills..second hand smoke is even more dangerous...it is very difficult to quit,once you are addicted to the nicotine.I have tried serveral times to quit without success.
@darkumer (63)
• Pakistan
31 Dec 06
i agree, happy new year.
• United States
31 Dec 06
I have developed scar tissue from both being around an adult who always smoked as well getting pneumonia a few times in my left lung. so i support your discussion
• Sweden
31 Dec 06
smoking is injurus to health every body knows abt this and even though they know, they smoke i don't know why.. i'm also one of them..plz help me to quit smoking guys...
@agni610 (127)
• India
31 Dec 06
Smoking is really very dangerous.but still all smoke. and thank u for the information.i donot smoke.
• India
31 Dec 06
i totally agree with u ....!! even i dont smoke and would also suggest other people to refrain from this bad habit .....!!! ultimately it gives u no good and u end up harming ur selves and taking ur own lives ....!! i knew smoking was bad but never knew it also led to so many diseases and complications .....!! thanks for posting all this ill effects of smoking ...!!
• Israel
31 Dec 06
is its true
@fun4july (32)
• India
31 Dec 06
it is very harmful to your lungs. it will spoil your lungs and gives smaller life to lungs. if lungs were not good then how will man life possible. dont smoke to much so that u can lose your life. if u want to save your life than dont smoke. if you are enjoying in smoking than smoke little so that u can enjoy smoking and does not harm more to your life.
• India
31 Dec 06
yes as you said it can cause cancers of so many organs of the body and reduce life expectancy of both men and women..besides there is issue of passive smoking...which is a potential hazards to kids in a smokers house..besides othe who come in contact with him.besides it is an unnenessary cost adding to the burden of poor people
• Pakistan
31 Dec 06
thanks i think that i dont smoke and these facts will keep me this way.