101 Reasons To Quit Smoking


Do you have a “long enough lever” in your life to quit smoking? With a long list of reasons, you can do anything – even quit smoking.  Here’s a list of funny and non-so-funny incentives.

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”– Archimedes

1. Wasting money on killing yourself

2. Smelling like an ashtray

3. Your bland taste buds

4. The embarrassing smoking smell

5. Even coffee tastes worse

6. Wondering if someone is going to get sick from riding in your “smoker’s” car

7. Your home won’t stink

8. The wheezing when you breathe

9. You already get enough lung pollution by living in the city

10. You won’t have to move to the country to breathe clean air

11. Poor circulation

12. Low energy

13. Feeling gross

14. No amount of gum hides your ashtray breathe

15. Yellow teeth

16. Yellow stained fingers

17. Living an extra 14 years

18. Quitting for more than a year

19. Greyish dull complexion caused by smoking

20. Preventing premature ageing without surgery or fancy creams

21. Scaly skin caused by smoking

22. Having to look for a cigarette

23. Having to ask for a light

24. Those millions of thoughts about smoking

25. Wasting time planning your smoke breaks

26. Experiencing panic-attacks when you’re not able to have a cigarette

27. Freezing outside in bad weather

28. Having money to go back to school, work less hours, or go on a vacation

29. Extra money to purchase gifts for loved ones

30. Hanging out with the mostly unhealthy and pessimistic “smokers” crowd

31. No energy to exercise

32. Three words “sex, impotence, loser”

33. Not being able to climb a flight stairs without losing your breathe

34. The unhealthy “smoker” lifestyle

35. Low self-confidence of being a smoker

36. People looking down on you for being a “smoker”

37. Being turned down for life insurance

38. Potential employer not hiring you because you’re a smoker

39. Not being able to find an apartment because no one wants to rent to smokers

40. Concentration

41. All the interruptions in your life

42. Less running around

43. The negative drain of being addicted to something

44. Non-smokers hate kissing smokers, and most likely will NOT

45. The thought of harming your unborn baby

46. Second-hand smoke kills family members too

47. 75% of children who smoke because their parents do

48. Teens that smoke are seven times more likely to do elicit drugs

49. Trips to the convenience store in the middle of the night

50. Waking-up in the middle of the night just to have a smoke

51. Craving a cigarette and being irritated if you don’t get one

52. Less time to spend with your family

53. Less time inhaling toxic poisons

54. Less time inhaling other smokers second hand smoke

55. Never having to sit in another smoke filled room

56. Feeling and looking younger

57. The smell smoke in your hair

58. The smell smoke in your clothes

59. A toxic and cancer filled body

60. Aching joints

61. Muscle pains

62. That constant nagging cough

63. Getting a “cold” all the time

64. A weak immune system

65. Only being able to date less-than-perfect smokers

66. Burning holes your clothes

67. Worrying about burning down your home

68. Worrying about burning down someone else’s property or home

69. Encouraging your children to play with fire

70. Having money to go on “date night” to dinner and the movies

71. Time to start a new hobby

72. Time to start an exercise program

73. Time to clean your body out

74. Finally throwing clothes with burn holes in them

75. Smoking causes infertility

76. Your baby will thank you

77. Your breast milk will be safe to drink

78. All of your family members will be proud of you

79. All of your friends will be proud of you

80. All of your co-workers will be proud of you

81. Having lunch money every day now

82. You won’t ever be called “a smoker” again

83. Having to bum cigarettes from others

84. Worry about going for a long time without a smoke like in a movie or on a plane

85. Sleepless nights

86. The sad fact your first thought in your day is about “smoking”

87. You’ll instantly be sexier and more attractive to people, even non-smokers

88. No more excuses about not quitting

89. Literally not being able to smell the roses

90. Other people thinking you’re dim-witted

91. Losing creditability as a professional or expert because of your dumb habit

92. Your mum never asking you to quit again

93. Having the title of “non-smoker”

94. Quitting before you get cancer or die

95. Proving all those people wrong who said “you’ll never quit”

96. Dying a peaceful death

97. Giving the athletic performance advantage to the non-smokers

98. Burning holes in your carpets

99. Cleaning ashtrays

100. Cleaning up spilt tobacco in your purse or desk

101. Hiding the fact you still haven’t quit yet

Right now, I invite you to write out your top 10, print them off, or email them to a friend. I hope you found a long list of reasons to quit smoking now, long enough to easily quit smoking today.

Christine Ford

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