reasons why you should quit smoking

One good reason to quit is cost. You’ll have more money if you give up tobacco. Of course, quitting also protects you from debilitating illness that can cost even more in the long run.

Speaking of debilitating – believe it or not smoking can have a profound, negative effect on a person’s love life. In addition to making you smell bad, affecting your breathing, and wrinkling your skin, smoking can destroy blood vessels, especially tiny blood vessels, which can impede your sex life.

Smoking has been linked directly to sexual dysfunction in men, and it’s believed to have a similar effect in women. One noted urologist, speaking on the news program 60 Minutes, said when he sees a man smoking, he wonders when – not if – he will experience erectile dysfunction.

Studies show that tobacco-users in general don’t live as long as non-users.

Smoking makes its biggest assault on the lungs. People with Chronic Obstructed Pulmonary Disease or Emphysema often end up on oxygen and cannot live a normal life. Many can’t walk a few feet without having to sit down and try to catch their breath. Cancer that starts in the lungs of many smokers can often have devastating effects, spreading throughout the body to involve the liver, kidneys, bones, and brain.

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save your breath. I’ve got friends who’ve seen pictures of dead smokers’ lungs and been totally unaffected. i’ve been in one too many debates on how “YOUR smoking is killing MY lungs”, only to be told to f**k off in as many ways.
what i suggest is this : adopt a smoker!
I’ve got a smoker girlfirend who isn’t allowed anywhere near my lips after she’s been smoking. luckily she actually cares enough to give a damn and has cut down drastically. :smiley:

I don’t think there’s any reason to start smoking anyways.

yeah but smoking is just soooo cool. It’s a doorway into a world of secretive meetings in stairwells and fire escapes where speach is truly free.

That commercial where the guy squeezes that yellow gunk outta’ the lung part…that would make me wanna’ quit pronto!

yeah but smoking is just soooo cool.

Try watching your Dad die from emphysema, stuggling for every breath for two years,
and then tell me how cool smoking is.

I know you wrote that tongue-in-cheek, but it just hit a little too close to home for me…

I don’t think there’s any reason to start smoking anyways.

There isn’t.

Don’t start. Quit if you do. And don’t put up with those you love smoking (anything).

End of rant.

I can’t afford to live to a ripe old age anyway.