Smoking combustible cigarettes has been glorified for decades, but with the rise in modern-day research, tobacco inhalation has been deemed unhealthy and dangerous to your well-being. So, why do people still think it’s cool? Whether it’s because of intense stress, peer pressure from your inner circle or simply the familiarity, before you light up your next cigarette, take a look at why smoking is a craving that is worth kicking to the curb.
#1 Smoking makes your teeth yellow
So much for that perfect smile. Yellow teeth are usually a strong indication that someone is a heavy, long-time smoker. The immense discoloration is caused by tar inhalation from the tobacco that is then absorbed through the pores of your teeth turning them yellow or brown. Gross!
#2 Smoking is unhealthy
Combustible cigarettes are the leading cause of preventable death in the United States… just let that sink in.
Smoking is unhealthy. Period.
Not only does this habitual addiction increase your risk of heart disease, respiratory disease and strokes, but your chances of developing over 10 different types of cancer becomes incredibly heightened.
#3 Smoking is expensive
The average price of a pack of cigarettes is over $6.00 and can cost up to $14.00 depending on which state you live in. While quitting smoker leads to a richer life on so many levels, becoming smoke-free also has the ability to save you over $20,000 a year. That’s an immense amount of cash.
#4 Smoking pollutes the air
Again, let that sink in.
While there are many things that cause outdoor pollution, tobacco smoke from combustible cigarettes is one of the most hazardous pollutants found in the air smokers and non-smokers breath every day.
Are there any other reasons to think that smoking isn’t cool? Tell us in the comments section below.