Would I give up smoking for others? No Smoking Day 2020

13th March 2018 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

give it up for others - woman in white mask for no smoking day

Would I give up smoking for others? It’s a good question to think about before No Smoking Day. It may help you to get though the day, and the one after too. It could motivate you to become smoke-free.

Why should I give up smoking?

If you’re a smoker, ask yourself:  Would I? Why?

Ten personal reasons to quit smoking:

  1. Live longer – SMOKING KILLS! So quit smoking now.
  2. Family matters – it’s not just about the smoker. Second-hand smoke affects others too.
  3. Better sex –  male or female, smoking can damage your sex life.
  4. Look younger– smoking discolours skin and hair and increases wrinkles. Smokers look older than they are.
  5. Smell better – smokers’ breath is bad, and the smell of cigarettes stays in hair, clothes and on the skin.
  6. It makes sense – smoking damages taste buds and affects the sense of smell.
  7. Save money – with the average pack of twenty costing around £10 why burn cash?
  8. Convenience – no more standing outside to smoke in the wind and rain!
  9. Healthier mouth – smoking discolours teeth and increases the build-up of plaque which leads to bad breath.
  10. Be fitter – your lungs and heart will be impaired, so cardio workouts are hard, sometimes even walking can be a challenge.

If you’re a smoker, reason no.1 should be the decider.

Reasons why you’d do it for other people:

  1. Live longer – SMOKING KILLS! So quit smoking now.
  2. Family matters – it’s not just about the smoker. Second-hand smoke affects others too.
  3. Better sex –  male or female, smoking can damage your sex life.
  4. Smell better – smokers’ breath is bad, and the smell of cigarettes stays in hair, clothes and on the skin.
  5. Save money – with the average pack of twenty costing around £10, why burn cash when you can spend it on someone you love instead?

Getting a bit repetitive?

So now add on these important motivators:

  1. Second-hand smoke is a killer. It comes from the lit end of a cigarette, and from exhaled smoke.
  2. Second-hand smoke contains arsenic, which can be found in rat poison
  3. It also contains benzene, found in petrol fumes and linked to leukemia
  4. And there’s cyanide, too
  5. Then there are other irritants and toxins, including at least 50 other carcinogens (that cause cancer)

People who breathe in secondhand smoke are at risk of the same diseases as smokers, including cancer and heart disease.

Read more about the dangers of second-hand smoke.

Would I give it up for others?

We know you can change the life of people who matter to you. At SpaDental we would like to help you to give up for one day. It might just be that helping hand you need to give up for ever. Please contact us. Speak to your dentist, hygienist or other health professional for information on giving up smoking. Think once again about how smoking damages your general health, and your oral health too.

Smoking is still the biggest cause of death in the UK. It kills over seven million people a year around the world. And almost one million of those deaths are non-smokers who were exposed to second hand smoke.

Give it up for others!

Stopping smoking can make a huge difference to your health and those around you.

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