97 Reasons to Quit Smoking


31. Carry a smaller purse or streamline your pants.
No more toting that pack (or two) of cigarettes, lighter, breath strips, and gum.

32. Enjoy your food more.
Smoking diminishes the taste of food and the pleasure of eating.

33. Preserve your sense of smell.
About twice as many smokers as nonsmokers have a reduced sense of smell.

34. Eat less. (Despite muting the taste buds, smoking brings food cravings of its own.)
Smoking is associated with greater calorie intake, particularly from food high in saturated fat and cholesterol.


35. Avoid that attractive "yellow fingers" look.
Smoking can permanently stain your fingers.

36. Keep your walls the color you painted them.
Cigarette smoke creates persistent yellow stains on painted walls that take a concentrated effort to remove.

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37. Reduce the premature need for expensive hair treatments.
Smokers are three to six times more likely to go prematurely gray than nonsmokers.

38. Reduce the need for premature hairpieces.
Men who smoke are twice as likely to become bald as men who don't smoke.



39. Cheer up without meds.
Smoking may increase the risk of depression.

40. You'd fit in nicely working at Dell.
The computer giant (with 28,000 U.S. employees) banned smoking on all its U.S. campuses starting January 1, 2009.


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Last Updated: January 28, 2010

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