The True Impact of Smoking
Smoking affects you in big ways, but it also impacts on everyone you know. It affects your looks, your health, and your environment. That means it affects your entire family and all your friends and anyone you meet. A bad smoking habit has a serious impact on all aspects of your life.
Serious Health Issues
Smoking causes heart disease, lung problems, and more. It’s linked to almost every single cardiovascular issue that you may have health-wise. The toxins found in cigarettes can affect your immune system, which means you’re going to get sick more often. Almost every type of cancer can also be linked to smoking, especially cancers of the cardiovascular system.
Due to being sick more than others, your productivity (and your kids’ if you smoke around them) will be greatly impacted. You’ll miss more work and school and not be 100 percent when you are there due to not feeling well. Plus, if you take breaks at work to smoke, you may not be living up to your end of the deal at work, putting your job in jeopardy.
The chemicals used in cigarettes starts during the tobacco growth period and continues through the entire manufacturing process. The toxins from the smoke get on clothing, furniture and other surfaces where they pose a threat to anyone around them, especially children. Some people who smoke are also not thinking clearly when they throw their lit cigarette out the window, which can cause a forest fire.
Lowers Property Values
When you let everyone smoke in your home or vehicle, the property value will go down substantially because people don’t want to buy a place that smells of smoke or is yellowed from the smoke. Fixing it is hard because you essentially have to get rid of all the furniture, flooring, and even sometimes walls to remove the damage.
Smoking is not cheap. Due to not feeling your best, probably being ill more often, and other things like that, you’re going to spend more money that you could be saving. A pack of cigarettes can go from 6 to 13 dollars or more. Most chronic smokers smoke a pack a day. You do the math.
For some people, their addition is a serious emotional problem too. It’s hard to say no, they feel powerless, and sometimes the family also piles on pressure trying to get the smoker to quit. Often, they don’t do this very nicely. The emotions surrounding this bad habit are common and serious.
If you are suffering from any of these negative impacts of smoking, you may want to look to smoking cessation programs. Many insurance providers cover smoking cessation programs, even in basic insurance, so check your policy.