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Reasons to Quit Smoking , Quit Smoking Benefits and Tobacco Statistics

This section will help you get started with a solid quit smoking program. Start with your reasons to quit smoking, and also read about the benefits you'll enjoy when you quit smoking. Benefits of smoking cessation begin within just 20 minutes of the last cigarette. The tobacco statistics section includes information about smoking-related illnesses and world-wide smoking facts and figures.
  1. Quit Smoking Benefits (20)
  2. Reasons to Quit Smoking (7)
  3. Smoking Statistics (13)

5 Key Reasons to Quit Smoking
All smokers harbor the secret hope that they will be spared the disease and death that follows nicotine addiction. We tell ourselves we’ll quit in time and somehow dodge the bullet that smoking is. But with four million people dying every year due to tobacco use around the world, the odds aren’t in our favor.

Why Should I Quit Smoking?
Making a list of reasons for why we want to quit smoking is a good first step in smoking cessation.

I Quit Smoking Because...
70 out of every 100 people who smoke wish they didn't, yet they go on smoking. Why? Because nicotine is an insidious addiction. It weaves its way into the very fabric of our lives, attaching itself to every activity and every emotion we have, until we think that, without our cigarettes, we won't be able to funtion properly or enjoy our lives.

Quit Smoking Role Models -- My Quit Smoking Role Model
For many of us, one person in our lives was a role model in some way that inspired us to quit smoking.

Am I Too Old to Quit Smoking?
Older smokers often think it's too late to quit smoking. They worry that the damage from cigarette smoking has already been done to their health, and quitting tobacco won't do them any good. Not so!

Nicotine Addiction Makes Us Settle For Less
Smoking changes us, and those changes happen gradually, over a long period of time. In fact, the personality shifts we experience due to nicotine addiction are so subtle, most of us don't realize our cigarettes are responsible for them.

Quit Smoking While You Are Young
From Kerri: "We have the choice to make for ourselves. This is not a dress rehearsal, this is the only YOU you will ever get. Do you want to purposefully risk cutting it short or live a long life full of excitement, freedom and loved ones?"

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