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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Why Quit Smoking?

According to a magazine article, a man loses five minutes of life for every cigarette stick he consumes. So, if you consume 100 sticks per week, you lose 500 minutes per week, which is equivalent to 8 hours or 33 hours per month, which is roughly 16 days each year.

There are so many things that you can accomplish in 16 days. You can already join the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, which is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Michael Ashcroft has a 16-day beginner crossfit workout, which you can do in 5 to 15 minutes per session. If you will follow it intensively, you can become a better and stronger athlete in 16 days. The point is, there are many good things we can accomplish with our lives so should not we bother to prolong it instead?

Imagine, if you have been smoking for the past ten years at that rate, you have lost 160 days of life.

Magazine articles say that smoking kills. Nicotine in cigarettes can cause addiction, cancer, reduction in oxygen supply to the brain and body, cardiovascular problems, heart attack and stroke. Heavy smokers are more susceptible to die of lung cancer than non-smokers. Smoking can also cause still birth or prenatal deaths, which experts term as fetal tobacco syndrome.

No wonder, many heavy smokers have already stopped. Yes, they have stopped reading health magazines!

A few months ago, I have received an email from my friend, which has photos of some amazing and extraordinary paintings. One of those is a ceiling painting intended for a smoking area of a restaurant if I am not mistaken. The concept I must say is brilliant. If you are a smoker, you might not feel comfortable smoking in that area, particularly under that ceiling...

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