There are numerous benefits of stopping smoking and the biggest benefit of them all may vary from one person to the next depending on the reasons a person has to stop.
Obviously smoking damages nearly every organ in the human body and for every cigarette you smoke you reduce your lifespan by an average of 11 minutes. People that say smoking just one cigarette won’t hurt you don’t fully understand the damage it causes. From the very first puff you are introducing cancer causing agents into your body potentially altering your DNA. There is no safe level of exposure. So for some the biggest benefit of stopping smoking is related to personal health.
Exposure to secondhand smoke is dangerous as well. It is estimated that 50,000 people die each year who have never smoked. They die because they are exposed to the smoke of others! If you take a moment to consider the damage your smoke is doing to the cocktail waitress, waitperson, your spouse, children and anyone that is held captive to your cigarette smoke you may come up with another compelling reason to quit and the benefit of stopping smoking is protecting those people around you and those that you care the most for.
Another major benefit of stopping smoking is the money you would save. A pack a day smoker, $4 a pack, spends $1,464 per year. That breaks down to $122 month! That’s nothing to shake a stick at.
Stopping smoking eventually crosses the mind of everyone who smokes. How would it benefit you if you stopped smoking?