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Smoking Leads To A Shorter Life


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Smoking leads to a shorter life. Sounds like a dramatic news headline, but there is nothing dramatic or comical about it: smoking will kill you faster, plain and simple. One of the main reasons you should quit smoking if you have a tobacco habit is because quitting today will start to build your life expectancy back up. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which smoking affects your life expectancy so that you can make the decision to change your habits today.

We are all well aware that smoking leads to various serious health problems such as lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Smoking also weakens the immune systems and makes your body more prone to viral and bacterial infections. All of these factors combined contribute to a shorter life expectancy for smokers: experts estimate that a smokers’ life expectancy decreases by about 10 years in comparison with non-smokers. This number is chilling when you think about it-ten years less to enjoy your family, friends, hobbies, and anything else that you cherish about your life. The good news is, quitting smoking will put you back on the track to health and a longer life. The sooner you quit smoking, the sooner you begin to attenuate the harmful effects of tobacco so that you can rebuild your life expectancy. This is particularly true if you are a young smoker: according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, smokers who quit before the age of 30 eventually have the same life expectancy of non-smokers. This statistic provides an excellent incentive to quit smoking now, especially if you are young.

There will always be skeptics concerning the dramatic impact smoking has on your life expectancy because there will always be exceptions: there are people who have smoked a pack a day for 50 years and never develop one cancerous cell and there are people who are health nuts that die from some form of cancer when they are only 40. Don’t let the pro-smoking cynics fool you: the aforementioned anomalies are smoke screened (no pun intended) used to cloud out the fact that smoking is extremely and reliably hazardous to your health, and it will lead to health problems if you engage in it long-term.

If you want to avoid decreasing your life expectancy, then quit smoking. There are many factors in life that can lead to an early death, so why willingly engage in increasing your risks? Smoking is a habit and you have the power to quit. You may not have the power to control how long you live, but you do have the power to control your habits and avoid those that detract from your physical well-being.

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