430,000 people died last year. They all had one thing in common; each one of them spent an estimated $ 3500 dollars a year on the cause of his or her death. Which is SMOKING.
Weather you smoke or not smoking affects everyone in this room. You can be affected by either getting taxed for the medical bills or as simple as second hand smoke.
Obviously, the number one reason to stop smoking is health, it is not just bad for you but it is also bad for the people around you. Like your spouse, friends and most importantly your KIDS.
A study found that in household where both parents smoke, Young children have a 75 percent increased risk of respiratory illness, furthermore, research show that second hand smoke actually increases the symptoms of Asthma among children. To tell you the truth, when my little baby girl was diagnosed with Asthma, I said to myself, that’s it,,,it is time to quit, it was not easy , but I did it, just her and for my self.
In the UK study shows that 17000 children under the age of 5 admitted to hospitals each year because of second hand smoke, so who really wants to be the reason for a young kid to be admitted to the hospital.
To make things even harder for all of you smokers…..young kids actually know that second hand smoking really hurt their health. A study concluded that 9 out of 10 kids believe that the smoke around them is damaging there health. So can you look at these kids in the Eyes and tell them, yeah I am smoking around you and I am damaging your health.
The other reason to stop smoking is MONEY!!!!!
Price of cigarettes keep going up and up, and I have some bad news for you smokers, it is going up a little more this summer. Starting July 1st, price is going up by $ 4.00 a carton. So a pack of cigareetes will be over $ 10 a pack. That is about 300 a month. So that means if you are a smoker and you quit today, it would be like getting about $ 5000.00 raise before taxes. That is a nice raise, is not it?????? That is...
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