Quit Smoking Resolutions
Here are some common reasons to quit smoking. Print this page, check off the reasons that apply to you, and keep it handy to remind you of your reasons for quitting.
Quitting smoking has numerous health benefits:
- I will reduce my risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
- I will reduce my risk for lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and lung cancer.
- I will reduce my risk for other types of cancer and other medical conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, which can cause vision loss.
- I will cough less in the morning.
- I will have more energy and will be able to do activities I enjoy more easily and without getting out of breath.
Quitting smoking has numerous lifestyle benefits:
- I will no longer expose my friends, family members, and co-workers to secondhand smoke.
- My breath, clothes, hair, home, and car will not smell like cigarette smoke anymore.
- My teeth will be whiter and my fingertips will not be stained.
- I will have fewer wrinkles on my face and around my mouth.
- I will save money by not buying cigarettes.
- I will be a positive role model for my children and for others.
- My sense of taste and sense of smell will improve.
- I will no longer experience the social stigma attached to smoking.
- According to the U.S. Surgeon General, by quitting smoking, I will take “the single most important step” in improving the length and quality of my life.