Top 10 Reasons for Breaking Up with Tobacco
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #1: It's Not Me, It's Youhttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/Its_Not_Me_Its_You_quit_smoking1.jpg
It’s not your fault you’re addicted to Tobacco. Nicotine dependence is the most common chemical dependence in the U.S. In fact, research suggests that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine or alcohol. That means that breaking up with Tobacco can be difficult and may take a few tries, but the more you try the more likely you’ll be able to quit for good.
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #2: I Want to See Other Peoplehttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/I_Want_To_See_Other_People_quit_smoking2.jpg
Tobacco is a big drag on your social life. It’s hard to spend time with friends and family when you’re constantly going outside by yourself to smoke a cigarette. And forget smoking around other people – with more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, the U.S. Surgeon General says there’s no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. It’s time to call it quits with Tobacco and get your life back.
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #3: You're Too Clingyhttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/Youre_Too_Clingy_quit_smoking3.jpg
You’re sick of Tobacco always hanging around. Your hair, skin, breath, car, home – even your kids – smell like smoke ever since you started seeing Tobacco. Even worse, tobacco smoke is absorbed into walls, floors, furniture, clothes and other surfaces, and remains long after you’ve stopped smoking. This toxic residue contains cancer-causing chemicals that can pose health risks to non-smokers, especially children. You need your space and realize there’s no place for Tobacco in your life anymore.
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #4: I Should Have Broken Up With You Years Agohttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/I_Should_Have_Broken_Up_quit_smoking4.jpg
You’ve tried over and over again to end it, but Tobacco still has a hold on you. Don’t worry – it takes most people a few tries to break up with Tobacco for good. This time, set a Quit Day, make a plan, ask for support and avoid temptation. And don’t feel bad if you have a setback. Learn from your mistakes and get back on track to getting Tobacco out of your life once and for all!
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #5: Our Relationship Has Become Toxichttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/Our_Relationship_is_Toxic_quit_smoking5.jpg
It’s no secret that your relationship with Tobacco is unhealthy, harming not just your heart but almost every organ in your body. In fact, tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, about 70 of which are known to cause cancer. And tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. The good news? It’s never too late to break it off, and quitting smoking will greatly reduce your risk for disease and premature death.
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #6: I Can't Take You Anywherehttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/I_Cant_Take_You_Anywhere_quit_smoking6.jpg
With smoke-free restaurants, bars, beaches, parks and even smoke-free outdoor dining, it’s hard to take Tobacco anywhere fun in LA County. And since the vast majority of county residents are non-smokers, most of your friends’ places are off-limits too. You’re tired of Tobacco limiting your options and want to take control of your life.
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #7: My Friends and Family Don't Approvehttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/My_Friends_And_Family_DONT_quit_smoking7.jpg
You’re sick of hearing your family and friends tell you that your relationship with Tobacco isn’t healthy, and even worse, you know they’re right. Plus, you can’t bring Tobacco around them without exposing them to secondhand smoke, which can cause heart disease and lung cancer in non-smokers. Don’t be afraid to ask for their help in breaking up with Tobacco. People who have support are more likely to succeed than those who try to break it off on their own.
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #8: All You Care About Is Moneyhttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/All_You_Care_About_Is_Money_quit_smoking8.jpg
Not only does Tobacco take a big toll on your health, it also takes a lot of your money! The more time you spend with Tobacco, the more expensive it gets. Remember last year when you could have bought a new TV with all the money you were spending on Tobacco? And that doesn’t even include the money you may have spent on health care due to Tobacco-related problems, or higher costs for health and life insurance. It’s time you stopped letting Tobacco burn a hole in your pocket.
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #9: I Don't See A Future With Youhttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/I_Dont_See_A_Future_With_You_quit_smoking10.jpg
You have a lot of living left to do and you don’t want Tobacco to slow you down or cut your life short. Smoking-related illnesses can make it harder to breathe, lower your energy levels and make it difficult to get around. And tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of premature death in the U.S. While it’s better to never start smoking at all or to quit earlier in life, quitting smoking can help you live longer and be healthier no matter how old you are. Tobacco is seriously lowering your quality of life and you deserve better than that.
Break Up With Tobacco - Reason #10: It's What's Best For The Kidshttp://www.laquits.com/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/Its_Whats_Best_For_The_Kids_quit_smoking9.jpg
What you say and do has a huge influence on your kids, and spending so much time with Tobacco isn’t setting a good example. Kids whose parents smoke are more likely to start smoking themselves. Plus, children are especially vulnerable to the poisons in secondhand smoke. You want what’s best for your kids, and that means breaking up with Tobacco for good!
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Relationships may be all about love, but there’s no love lost when you decide to finally quit smoking and break up with tobacco. Even better than chocolate and flowers, quitting smoking is one of the most important gifts you can give to yourself and your loved ones.
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