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Top 13 Reasons to Quit Smoking

Anne Mitchell Mar 28th, 2012 (updated May 16th, 2014)
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One tip for quitting smoking is making a list of positive reinforcements. By looking at this list when you have a craving, it can reinforce your reasons for quitting and help you avoid a relapse.

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To be healthy and live longer for your loved ones
To be healthy and live longer for your loved ones

As we all know, smoking causes health problems that interfere with quality of life, and even shorten your life. Quitting is a first step to being a healthier person, as well as can allow you to do things you couldn't do before, such as running and exercising without becoming out of breath, or coughing uncontrollably.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Stop smelling up your car
Stop smelling up your car

Some of us are in our cars for long periods of time, and sometimes we even have guests in our car. It's nice to have a clean smelling car for yourself, and for the people who ride along with you.

 

Source: Stop Smoking: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Have whiter teeth
Have whiter teeth

Smoking causes teeth to become discolored. Quitting can help you acheive whiter teeth, and perhaps give you a boost of self-confidence too.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Remove the hassle of always needing the next nicotine fix
Remove the hassle of always needing the next nicotine fix

By quitting smoking, you allow yourself to focus on more important people and activities in your life.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Be able to walk up stairs without gasping
Be able to walk up stairs without gasping

Smoking can cause you to become winded while doing normal activities, such as walking up the stairs.

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Drive in the car without smoking
Drive in the car without smoking

Whether you can now wear gloves on cold days in the car, or you are no longer distracted by your cigarette, eliminating smoking while driving is a good thing.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Wake up without phlegm clogging your throat
Wake up without phlegm clogging your throat

Having phlegm, moucous and what's known as a "smoker's cough" can all be side effects of smoking. Once you ditch the smoking, you can wake up with clear lungs and leave the cough behind.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Get rid of the subtle but chronic pain in the throat and lower teeth
Get rid of the subtle but chronic pain in the throat and lower teeth

Some smokers feel a constant ache in their throat and lower teeth. By quitting you can eliminate this feeling for good.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Stop freezing outside just to have a smoke
Stop freezing outside just to have a smoke

By quitting smoking, you no longer have to brave the elements to get your nicotene fix. On bad days you can stay indoors, and on nice days, you can use the time to take a brisk walk, or call a friend rather than having a smoke.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Save money
Save money

Saving money is a huge bonus when you quit smoking. As an extra incentive, try putting the money you would be spending on cigarettes in a jar to see how much you actually save. Then, once you've hit a milestone, use that money to treat yourself.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Stop smelling like an ashtray
Stop smelling like an ashtray

When you quit smoking, you can rid yourself and your clothes of the stench that comes with it.

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Be able to smell flowers and taste foods again
Be able to smell flowers and taste foods again

Smoking can dull your tastebuds, so once you quit, you can experience a whole new world of smells and tastes again.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell

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Gain back self-esteem
Gain back self-esteem

It's a struggle to quit smoking, and when someone fails, it can hurt their self-esteem. But once you start treating yourself better, and you celebrate small goals in your journey to quit, your self-esteem will also improve.

 

Source: Stop Smoking Tips: Use Positive Reinforcement Lists

By: Anne Mitchell