Remember that every reason for why you quit smoking is a gift.
Each holiday season is a struggle to figure out what the best present is to give to your partner, your family, your friends. Well if you’re a smoker, look no further! The best gift is to go smokefree. Not only will those around you appreciate not being amidst secondhand smoke, but you’ll also be doing yourself a big favor by living a healthier life.
So think about all the reasons to quit smoking and look at each one as a gift. Already quit? Revisit your list of reasons and think about all the gifts you’ve experienced so far.
Here five reasons to add to your list:
- Save money. When you stop buying cigarettes, you’ll save money, and guess what? That means you can spoil yourself! When you quit, you will save an estimated $1,000 and $2,000 each year. For a number specific to your habit, you can calculate your future savings.
- Enjoy your food. Your taste buds get a break when you quit smoking. Food will taste more fresh and flavorful.
- Look and smell better. When you quit smoking, you’ll look younger. Your hair and clothing will no longer smell like cigarette smoke, and your skin will look more fresh, clean, and clear. Stains on your teeth and fingernails will also disappear.
- Live longer. When you quit smoking, you’ll bolster your immune system to reduce your risk of short-term sickness like colds. In the long-term, you cut risk of cancer, stroke, and heart disease. You can save around 12 years of your life (or more!) by quitting smoking. Think of all the things you want to see in your lifetime and let that motivate you to quit smoking for good.
- Protect your family. Your loved ones will be grateful to see more of the happier and healthier you. Without the need to disappear for smoke breaks, you’ll be able to spend more time together. And, you’ll cut their second-hand smoke exposure. Plus, you’ll be a positive role model to everyone for your bravery to quit.
Quitting is the gift that keeps on giving. So give yourself and the people around you the gift of going smokefree!
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