Reminders why you quit smoking

Reminders why you quit smoking


Reminders why you quit smoking

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When temptation comes knocking, keep these one-liners ready to strengthen your resolve.

  1. If we lose the battle against tobacco, we will lose the war against cancer.– Unknown
  2. Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs. – Unknown
  3. You have the best chance of quitting if you are clear in your mind about what you are up against: educate yourself about withdrawal and have an action plan in place for when you need support and help.
  4. A cigarette is the only consumer product which, when used as directed, kills its consumer. – Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland
  5. A regular smoker is five times more likely to die of heart attack in his 40s than a non-smoker of the same age.
  6. The cigarette does the smoking, you’re just the sucker. – Unknown
  7. Keep sight of your reasons for quitting smoking; write them down in a list and refer to this list when you are tempted to smoke.
  8. One thousand Americans stop smoking every day − by dying. – Unknown
  9. The best way to stop smoking is to just stop − no ifs, ands or butts. – Edith Zittler
  10. The benefits of quitting smoking start immediately. After 20 minutes of quitting smoking, a person’s pulse and blood pressure returns to normal.
  11. A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other. – Unknown
  12. Within 5 years of quitting smoking, a smokers’ risk of heart attack falls to about half.
  13. The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. Within 10 years of stopping smoking, a smoker’s risk of lung cancer falls to about half. Within that time, it becomes the same as the risk factor of a non-smoker.
  15. If it initially feels strange to not be holding a cigarette, keep your hands occupied with a coin, a pencil, a paper clip or a marble and replace the cigarette in your mouth with a toothpick, sugar-free chewing gum or a straw.
  16. Forcing smoke down my lungs is pulmonary rape. It invades my body against my will, and it’s not fair. – Patty Young
  17. The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honourable form of suicide. – Kurt Vonnegut
  18. The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror − not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray. – David Byrne
  19. Stop smoking! Did you know that each cigarette shortens your life by approximately 12 minutes? – Unknown
  20. Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  21. Smoking causes diseases in every organ of the human body, according to the U.S Surgeon General.
  22. Staying active, especially with aerobic activities, such as jogging, hiking, biking, swimming and dancing, helps to get rid of tension you may have when you try to quit smoking and reduces the urge to smoke.
  23. Understand what makes you want to smoke and plan how you will deal with the ‘urge’ when the situation arises. – Heber Fruean, Tobacco Control Coordinator New Zealand
  24. To avoid putting on weight after quitting smoking, eat healthy, low-kilojoule snacks such as fruit, vegetables and yoghurt and remember that gaining a small amount of weight is far less harmful to health that smoking.
  25. Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. – Fletcher Knebel
  26. No less than 81 cancer causing chemicals have so far been identified in cigarette smoke.
  27. Nicotine is a destructive natural pesticide that is harder to quit than heroin or cocaine.
  28. Cigarette smoking is clearly identified as the chief, preventable cause of death in our society. – C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General
  29. Cigarettes are not part of human behavior, they are a habit. – Joe Eszterhas
  30. If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize it. – Loni Anderson

Sources
www.brainyquote.com
www.cancer.org
www.coolnsmart.com
www.livestrong.com
www.ways-to-quit-smoking.com
www.quotesheart.com

2017-08-31T18:21:32+00:00