Addiction or affection! Whatever the reason for smoking is, it is harmful. But for all the smokers and chain smokers out there, here are six reasons why not to quit smoking. This is obviously not written to encourage you but it’s just to look at smoking from a positive angle.
6 Reasons Not to Quit Smoking
Presenting you the six shocking reasons which are sure to raise your eyebrows on why not to quit smoking.
1. Say Bye to Obesity
Nicotine, the lead content in cigarettes, is an appetite suppressant. Matter of fact that women were introduced to smoking in the early 19 century with the view that smoking would make them thinner. Honestly what other reason do you need to not quit smoking? Smoking is a cause of very complex actions inside our body which makes smokers eat less and food might get less tasty for a few smokers.
Girls, if you want the cheapest weight loss therapy then you have it at every third shop in India for just Rs.11. But, the chances of gaining weight after quitting smoking are significantly high which may again prevent you from quitting it.
2. Heart Attack? You will Respond Faster to Medication
Clopidogrel is a heart drug vastly prescribed for pre-cardiac arrests. This drug helps in the inhibition of blood clots for those patients suffering from coronary artery disease and other circulatory diseases leading to strokes and cardiac arrests.
But if you are a smoker then you will respond to this drug more efficiently than people who don’t smoke. A study by Korean researchers in the October 2010 issue of the journal Thrombosis Research illustrates the benefits of smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day.
3. Got a Problem with your Knee? Smoking Lowers the Risk of Knee Replacement
Yes, you heard it right. Smoking lowers the risk of knee replacement. Knee replacement is common in obese people and obesity is rarely seen in smoking so this way we can derive some relation. But you will obviously spend more money on treating your lung cancer than on knee replacement.
4. Cigarettes Connect People
Every smoker out there will agree with this. Cigarettes bring people closer and establish new friendships.
“Do you have a matchbox?” or “Do you fag?”, almost everyone has heard this kind of phrase in their college and if the answer to (“Do you fag?”) is yes then, BINGO, you have a new friend. Even at local smoking parlors one smoker always tends to interact with another smoker. Usually, the younger generation’s reason not to quit smoking is the friends you get.
5. Your Cardiac Arrests would be of Smaller Intensity than Normal People
As you already know, smokers respond better to clopidogrel. Here is another fact, smokers usually tend to have smaller heart attacks than normal people. Since smoking causes only tar scars on the arteries, it results in smaller heart attacks.
Looking at it from another angle of logic we find out that 70% of cardiac arrest patients suffer it due to obesity but smoking actually prevents obesity so you are actually safe from the main type of cardiac arrest.
6. Smokers are usually Less Frustrated
One of the main reasons for people to start smoking is stress and frustration. Since you will remove all your stress on that one little, 4-inch, soft stick by taking in its 4000 chemicals, you are found to have less stress and frustration but with little peace inside. Which is in fact one of the best reasons not to quit smoking.
PS: By writing this article, I do not support your smoking. Smoking is no doubt harmful and you must try your level best to stop it. Again, I am not encouraging you to smoke. This article is aimed at viewing smoking from a different angle.