Quitting Smoking Can lead to More Kisses… and a Healthier Life
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 04, 2013, 12:18 PM EST
Everyone knows using any kind of tobacco product is dangerous and harmful. Smoking cigarettes are especially destructive to a person’s health. This year, the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic has come up with a list of delightfully unexpected reasons to make 2013 the year to quit!
Get more kisses – Once you quit smoking you will have fresher breath and whiter teeth, making you more appealing for more kisses. The smoke won’t linger on your hands or on your breath anymore, making you much more kissable to your partner.
Start a new hobby; become more productive – By quitting smoking you are giving yourself more time. On average it takes five minutes to smoke a cigarette, and if you are a pack-a-day smoker that would be 1 hour and 40 minutes of your day. Having this extra time will give you the opportunity to exercise, read, play with your children, or start a new hobby.
Ignite your social life – By kicking the habit of smoking, you can expect more invitations to parties and other social events. Some people, especially those with children, are hesitant to invite smokers to events at their homes. When you come back inside from taking a smoke break, you drag in the harsh carcinogens of secondhand smoke to the party and leave filthy cigarette butts behind. No one likes that.
Taste food again – After quitting smoking your sense of taste and smell will be stronger. Actually savor every bite of a meal, tasting each of the ingredients. Your nose and taste buds will thank you.
Look better – Smokers who wear contact lenses experience dry, red eyes. Once the smoke is gone, your eyes will be relieved. Along with clear eyes comes hydrated skin, making you look younger and healthier. Not to mention, your teeth will be cleaner and whiter, improving your overall look.
Quitting smoking is the best resolution that you can do for your health and lifestyle. For resources and more information on how to quit successfully visit www.lung.org/stop-smoking.
About the American Lung Association
Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association, a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity and holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.lungusa.org .