Why Quit Now? 5 Reasons You May Have Not Heard Of

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Dr. Howell

You have lots of reasons to quit. But you’re still looking for more to motivate yourself in giving up the habit. Aside from looking at the pictures of cancerous lungs, fully damaged liver and kidneys, and dying people here are other 5 motivating reasons to quit.

1.  Smoking affects your career.

Smokers are becoming less attractive for many companies. These days, some employers don’t even consider hiring a smoking applicant. There are many reasons for this. First, smokers take longer breaks than non-smokers. Second, they are more likely to get absent due to health-related issues. That’s lead to the third reason – smokers cost more to insure. Many companies are also being required to construct designated smoking areas just to accommodate smoking personnel and that means they have to shell out money for the not-so-productive employees and staff.

 2.  Smoking isn’t sexy at all.

What is so sexy about smoking? Smoking causes bad breath and wrinkles. It dries up your skin. It darkens your lips and stains your teeth. Not only that. Smoking has been scientifically proven to cause impotence and other fertility issues such as erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, and decline in libido.

 3.  Smoking decreases the value of your car.

Do you used to smoke while driving? If you do, you are actually reducing the value of your car. The smoke coming from your cigarette damages your vehicle’s dashboard and upholstery. You may not even notice the small burns and stains. And that little pine tree-shaped deodorizer?  That’s not going to help eliminate the awful smell of tobacco in your car. If you’re looking to sell your car in the near future, you may want to consider quitting smoking today.

  4.  Smoking affects the value of your home.



Do you wonder why most apartment operators do not allow tenants who smoke? That’s because smoking has a direct negative impact on the value of any house. The smoke creates a permanent stain on walls and ceilings and they often need major repainting or refurbishing to be restored. Even if you’re pretty sure today that you are not selling your house, you can’t tell if you could hold on to that decision in the future. And if you want to get a higher price for your home, this is the time to stop smoking.

5.  Smoking ruins your workout routine.

If you are an exercise enthusiast, the least thing you want to do is to smoke. Cigarettes contain tons of chemicals and toxins that lower your immune system, makes breathing more difficult, and prevents your body from the experiencing the amazing benefits of exercise.


You will find thousands of reasons to quit but no any good reason to smoke. So why continue with your unhealthy habit? Why not stop smoking now and live a life that’s healthier and more fulfilling? Quitting smoking today is possible. Help is available anywhere you go.


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