And the medical costs of smoking are astronomicala huge burden to the states. Its not clear if the germs can make you sick, but the yuck factor is undeniable. You'll be smarter than Goofy."No Smoking" is a superb 1951 Disney cartoon depicting the history oftobacco use and, in modern times, Goofy's addiction and attempt to quit(there's a hilarious Mad Men-ish scene of an office full of smokers). Smokers are four times as likely to report feeling unrested after a night's sleep, a Johns Hopkins study found; it seems going through nicotine withdrawal each night can contribute to sleep disturbances. A 2008 survey commissioned by online game maker Real Networks suggests that playing games online can help distract people from smoking. The effects are even worse in postmenopausal women. John Hancock's Quit Smoking Incentive allows a cigarette smoker to pay a nonsmokerpremium for the first three years of the policy. Exposure to secondhand smoke is linked to a higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). According to the American Lung Association, only 30% of smokers quit when they find out they are pregnant.
Itends with him smoking an exploding cigar as the narrator concludes: "Givethe smoker enough rope and he'll hang on to his habit." 4. Smoking can affect circulation; with less blood flow to your genitals, arousal for both men and women can be more difficult. Sever yourself from the sordid history of animal testing in smoking research. Next Page: Read Reasons 11–20 [ pagebreak ](SMOKE-FREE. You won't have to look at those horrible antismoking messages on cigarette packs. If the smoker hasn't quit and stayed off cigarettes for at least 12 months by then, the premium doubles. You won't be pumping out carcinogens like a Soviet-era steel plant. Several studies have found that smokers do not heal as well after surgeries such as face lifts, tooth extractions, and periodontal procedures.
New Jersey, Vermont, and Connecticut are among the states leaning harder on smokers for revenue, but even some tobacco-growing states are beginning to milk the coffin-nail cash cow. If you take cigarette breaks in a tall building, you'll take more elevator rides. According to Green Your.com, washing machines suck up 21.7 percent of household water usage. Ergo, you'll save water and reduce your electricity bill. The price for a smoker of the same age:1.46 per month. Smoking may advance the arrival of menopause in women by several years. Cigarette smoke contains some 4,000 chemical agents. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) National Workrights Institute estimates that there are more than 6,000 companies in the U. that attempt to regulate off-duty smoking and other private behavior.
Compared with nonsmokers, female smokers have a higher incidence of infertility and take longer to conceive. These chemicals also cause a womans eggs (oocytes) to be more prone to genetic abnormalities. Now that you're pregnant, improve your chances of the pregnancy turning out well.Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2003 showed that 92% of minors were able to buy smokes online despite the prevalence of age warnings on the sites. Decrease your risk of heart disease and heart attack. After 10 years, smoking can speed up your skin's aging process by narrowing your skin's blood vessels and damaging the tissues that give the skin its strength and elasticity. Smokers are at two to four times greater risk of developing coronary heart disease as nonsmokers. The brain is a common site for lung cancer to spread. The average professional teeth-cleaning procedure costs somewhere between 0 and 00. Cigarette smokers with coronary heart disease are also at twice the risk for sudden cardiac death as nonsmokers with coronary heart disease. In fact, according tothe American College of Radiology, radiation therapy maysometimes be used on the brain even when no cancer has been detected in "this vitalsite." 28. Chuck the lighter and deploy the power source to keep the kids entertained with movies or music. Avoid carbon monoxide and other well-known killers. This smokers-on-a-balcony disaster video is a joke, but it's only one of a whole genre of "funny reasons to quit smoking" videos on You Tube that you can enjoy while not smoking. Next Page: Read Reasons 72–81 [ pagebreak ](GETTY IMAGES) 72. Children raised in houses where one or both adults smoke are more likely to develop tooth decay.