When it comes to our general health and well-being, it’s pretty safe to say that a large percentage of the human race is perhaps not quite as fit and healthy as they should be, for a variety of different reasons. We’re leading increasing sedentary lifestyles, our diets are largely poor, we’re not getting enough exercises, and we’re making extremely poor lifestyle choices by indulging in unhealthy habits such as smoking. Smoking is an extremely addictive habit that also happens to be extremely dangerous as well. Despite this, people spend billions upon billions on cigarettes and other tobacco based products every single year, and their health is suffering as a result. If you’re a smoker and are looking to quit, to help spur you on here are 4 great reasons to quit smoking.

To save money – The cost of cigarettes has risen exponentially over the last few years and will continue to increase every single year. One packet of cigarettes now costs roughly the same amount of money as it would cost to prepare a meal that would feed two people. If you quit smoking one of the first things you would notice would be how much money you will have managed to save. There are apps on your phone that will tell you exactly how much money you’ve saved, or you could simply put the money you would spend on cigarettes to one side, and perhaps count it all up every week. Many people actually manage to save enough money to go on holiday within six months of quitting smoking, which could serve as a great incentive.

You will smell nicer – Let’s face it, cigarettes smell pretty disgusting and as a result, many smokers tend to smell pretty unpleasant as well. When you smoke cigarettes the smell manages to become engrained in your hair, your clothes, and even your skin meaning that even when you wash, remnants of the smell still remain for quite some time. If you quit smoking, you will smell far more pleasant and your clothing will smell far more pleasant as well, meaning that other non-smokers will actually enjoy being around you, instead of silently thinking about just how bad you smell because of the smoke.

Your skin and teeth will benefit – Another reason to quit smoking is because it will be beneficial for your skin and your teeth. The chemicals contained in cigarette smoke actually stain and damage the teeth, turning them a yellow/brown colour which looks extremely unattractive. The chemicals and smoke also damage the skin as well, turning it a slightly yellow colour and causing it to dry out and become wrinkled. Smokers often look far older than they actually are and so if you’d like to look youthful and healthy, you may want to knock the cigarettes on the head.

You could save your life – So far these awful sticks have been found to be extremely expensive, extremely smelly, and harmful to your skin, and teeth. As if that wasn’t enough, there is the small matter of them actually killing people to address. Cigarettes contribute towards heart disease, strokes, heart attacks, and have been proven to cause numerous cancers, many of which can be fatal. If you value your health and your life, you will do everything in your power to quit smoking.