Cigarette smoking is an addiction that is damaging not just to your health but also to your budget. If you will not stop smoking now, you are risking furthering the damage as well as the costs.

The Chemicals in Cigarettes

If you are wondering why smoking is bad for your health, think about the 4,000 chemicals that every stick of cigar releases to your lungs as well as to the air around you. Among those chemicals that you are risking exposing yourself to include arsenic, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, nitrosamines, benzene, formaldehyde, acrolein, polonium-210, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide, and ammonia.

If those names don’t ring a bell in your mind, let us count the reasons they are considered harmful.

For one, benzene increase your risk for leukemia and the amount of benzene smokers are exposed to are ten times more than non-smokers are exposed to. This chemical is used in manufacturing other products such as petrol.

For another, there’s formaldehyde, which common people know in association with embalming. Well, that’s not just the frightening thing about formaldehyde. It is also a carcinogen, which can cause lung cancer even among second-hand smokers.

That’s not all. Carbon monoxide is also scary. It deprives the blood cells of normal circulation, taking away your lungs ability to clear out toxins. Ammonia is used commonly as an ingredient in toilet cleaners. When it is in gas form, as with smoke, it helps enhance nicotine absorption, which is making you want to smoke more.

The point is, the chemicals included in every stick of cigarette are harmful on their own. What’s more if they are mixed together all in one deadly package?

It is not at all surprising that there are more and more diseases piling up, which are pointing their causes all to cigarette smoking’s way. It is no longer just about your lungs. Smoking can affect the normal functioning of your internal organs and could even hamper the efficiency of your immune system. If that does not sound like trouble to you, we do not know what else would.

If you stop smoking today, you will not only enjoy whiter teeth and younger skin. Your breathing will improve and you will also have lots more energy to perform your daily tasks. On top of that, you will save a lot – from the cost of cigarette smoking per se to cutting your insurance fees to incurring medical costs.

Smoking Cessation

After everything is said and done, it is understandable that people continuously find it hard to commit to a smoking cessation program for life. Some would start-up a plan but will give in back to the vice after just a while. With nicotine there present, it is not just a simple urge. It is an urge that chemicals induced by cigarette are pushing through your brains.

The decision to stop smoking should come from you. You need to be convinced enough that you have to. Otherwise, any effort would only be put to waste. If you come half-hearted (a part of you is telling that smoking cessation is the right thing to do but the other part is saying you can’t manage it), success will be too far out. The only way to stop smoking permanently is for you to have a strong motivation and determination to be firm about it. Also, a mixture of cordyceps sinensis and chaga mushroom may help.