97 Reasons to Quit Smoking
No more standing in the snow outside bars and restaurants.
83. Contribute more to the nation's productivity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that premature deaths caused by smoking cost the U.S. roughly $92 billion in lost productivity each year.
84. Hold on to your marbles longer.
A 2007 Dutch study of 7,000 people published in the journal Neurology concluded that current smoking increases the risk of dementia. Past smoking doesn't. At the time, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation quoted a researcher as saying that "increasingly as we age, [smoking] is a major threat to the health of your brain."
85. Get rid of genital warts faster.
An Australian study showed that genital warts were more likely to linger for six months or more in men who were smokers compared with nonsmokers.
86. Improve your chances of getting pregnant: Part 1.
Compared with nonsmokers, female smokers have a higher incidence of infertility and take longer to conceive.
87. Improve your chances of getting pregnant: Part 2.
Cigarette smoking harms a woman’s ovaries, and the degree of harm increases with the number of cigarettes and length of time a woman smokes.
88. Improve your chances of getting pregnant: Part 3.
Smoking appears to speed up the loss of eggs and reproductive function in women.
89. Improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy.
The chemicals in cigarette smoke have been shown to interfere with the ability of cells in the ovary to make estrogen. These chemicals also cause a woman’s eggs (oocytes) to be more prone to genetic abnormalities.
90. Now that you're pregnant, improve your chances of the pregnancy turning out well.
Smoking is strongly associated with an increased risk of spontaneous miscarriage and possibly ectopic pregnancy.
91. Another reason you'll improve your chances of the pregnancy turning out well.
Pregnant smokers are more likely to have underweight and premature babies than pregnant nonsmokers.