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Quitting Smoking Can Lead to More Kisses… and a Healthier Life

The American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic gives you more unexpected reasons to quit smoking this New Years.

Everyone knows using any kind of tobacco product is dangerous and harmful.  Smoking cigarettes are especially destructive to a person’s health. This year, the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic has come up with a list of delightfully unexpected reasons to make 2013 the year to quit!

Get more kisses – Once you quit smoking you will have fresher breath and whiter teeth, making you more appealing for more kisses. The smoke won’t linger on your hands or on your breath anymore, making you much more kissable to your partner. 

Start a new hobby; become more productive – By quitting smoking you are giving yourself more time. On average it takes five minutes to smoke a cigarette, and if you are a pack-a-day smoker that would be 1 hour and 40 minutes of your day. Having this extra time will give you the opportunity to exercise, read, play with your children, or start a new hobby.

Ignite your social life – By kicking the habit of smoking, you can expect more invitations to parties and other social events. Some people, especially those with children, are hesitant to invite smokers to events at their homes. When you come back inside from taking a smoke break, you drag in the harsh carcinogens of secondhand smoke to the party and leave filthy cigarette butts behind. No one likes that.

Taste food again – After quitting smoking your sense of taste and smell will be stronger. Actually savor every bite of a meal, tasting each of the ingredients. Your nose and taste buds will thank you.  

Look better – Smokers who wear contact lenses experience dry, red eyes. Once the smoke is gone, your eyes will be relieved. Along with clear eyes comes hydrated skin, making you look younger and healthier. Not to mention, your teeth will be cleaner and whiter, improving your overall look.

Quitting smoking is the best resolution that you can do for your health and lifestyle. For resources and more information on how to quit successfully visit www.lung.org/stop-smoking.  

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Toby Greenhorn June 10, 2013 at 09:22 AM
All of these are quite true! For a man who doesn’t smoke a cigarette, I do appreciate dating women who are not smoking. That is why I got attracted to my wife, who is a non-smoker herself for almost 5 years when I met her. Also, we engage on activities that are healthier and more productive, compared to our smoker friends. This is one of the reasons why we become part of an online column called Green Smoke, where we share our views about smoking and how it could affect relationships. Although we write articles only during our past time but we managed to give a positive effect on other people’s lives. - http://www.cubancigaropedia.com

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