Giving up on smoking can provide numerous benefits to our bodies and health. That being said, it should also be added, that it may be more easier said than done for many people.

Here are two things that you can consider to help motivate you to quit smoking.

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Consider the effect of smoking on your children

Many adults fail to realise that their smoking habit can actually affect their children and other family members. Smoking around your family exposes them to second-hand smoke. Over time, this can place them at a similar risk of experiencing the effects that smoking brings along with it.

Furthermore, it seems that children who have been exposed to the dangers of second-hand smoke are three times more likely to smoke themselves. This is according to the book Women’s Health for Life, by Dr Sarah Jarvis.

If you do smoke, think about your children and the example that you are setting for them. Encourage them to adopt good health habits. Prolong your time with them by giving up on this dangerous habit.

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