If you still smoke and use mist carminative, you have at least 4 good reasons to quit this bad habit. Moreover, you will receive instant and long-term benefits: your health, your appearance will improve, you will become richer and happier.
Benefit for health
About 400,000 Russians die each year due to smoking and millions have serious health problems. Smoking harms almost the entire body, but the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are especially affected. Ischemic heart disease, hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive diseases and malignant neoplasms in the lungs – this is an incomplete list of diseases that literally mow down Russian society.
Tobacco addiction also causes biochemical changes in the brain, according to research from the US National Institute on Substance Abuse. Moreover, they are similar to the destructive changes characteristic of heroin and cocaine addicts.
Quitting smoking, regardless of the length of time or the number of cigarettes smoked, gives a lightning-fast positive effect: already 20 minutes after the last cigarette, positive changes in the body will begin. Studies have shown that if you quit addiction before the age of 30, the risk of developing diseases associated with smoking is reduced by 90%. Up to 50 – the risk of premature death is reduced by 50% compared to people who continue to smoke. After 60 years and older – yesterday’s smokers live longer than their peers.
After quitting smoking, bad breath will disappear, teeth will become whiter, complexion will improve, fingers and nails will stop being yellowish, the appearance of wrinkles will slow down and, in general, you will look younger.
Researchers from the University of Zurich have found a link between the number of wrinkles and a bad habit: smoking leads to spasms of the small vessels that feed the skin, which reduces its elasticity. Therefore, at the age of 20, smokers develop wrinkles, which, perhaps, would not have been there even at 35, if it were not for the craving for a cigarette. Scientists also found a correlation between the amount of gray hair and smoking: chemicals contained in tobacco smoke damage the cells of hair follicles, disrupt the flow of oxygen and nutrients to them due to vasospasm.
Benefits for life
You will protect those you love. Passive smoking is no less dangerous, and, according to some reports, even more than active. Especially for children under 5 years old and pregnant women. Children born to mothers who have been exposed to the harmful effects of tobacco smoke are more likely to suffer from ARVI, bronchitis, pneumonia and bronchial asthma than children of non-smoking parents. In addition, children of smokers are more likely to start smoking themselves. If you quit smoking, you will set a positive example for children and reduce the likelihood that they will start smoking when they grow up. Finally, you will be appreciated more at work, as you will spend less time on smoke breaks and more time on work, which is likely to have a positive impact on your paycheck.
Even in our country, thanks to the efforts of the authorities, smoking has become expensive. When you calculate the cost, it can be an unpleasant surprise: multiply your daily tobacco costs by 365 days a year and then by smoking history, and now multiply by 10 more to figure out the costs for the next decade. According to the most conservative estimates, if you smoke a pack of relatively decent cigarettes for 100 rubles a day with a smoking experience of 5 years, 36.5 thousand rubles a year turn into ash and smoke. For five years – 182.5 thousand rubles, or the cost of a good used car, or four romantic trips for two, or six annual subscriptions to a good fitness club. If in the next 10 years you continue to smoke, then the costs will amount to 1.8 million rubles – a good apartment in the Moscow region or a third of the current cost of an apartment in Moscow. And these are only direct economic losses without taking into account the cost of treatment and accidents due to an unredeemed cigarette.