The Harmful Effects Of Quitting Smoking Essay

723 Words Jun 18th, 2016 3 Pages
Quitting a harmful habit can have many positive effects. Smoking cigarettes is one of those harmful habits. Quitting smoking is not an easy goal to accomplish. The reason why it is difficult to quit smoking is because of one of the many chemicals in cigarettes is nicotine. According to an article on NYtimes.com, “Scientists have found, for instance, that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine or amphetamines, and for most people more addictive than alcohol”. This is just one of the many reasons why people smoke. By smoking you are impacting your life in a negative way, so by quitting you are improving the quality of your life. The positive effects of quitting smoking include health benefits, financial benefits, and social benefits.
Stopping smoking is beneficial to your health. When a person stops smoking they cough less and, breathe better. Smoking also affects your physical appearance. Smoking can cause your face to have more wrinkles, and stain your teeth yellow. Over time an ex-smoker’s sense of smell would get stronger, and they will have better chance at conceiving children. A smoker has a higher chance of dying from lung cancer and heart disease. According to CDC.gov, “Cigarette smoking causes about one of every five deaths in the United States each year” which is about 480,000 deaths in the United States alone. Cigarettes have many chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer. Some of these chemicals include carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen…

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