What would you have Won with "One"?
"One" will never be just One.
Reasons why people smoke:
Take the time to see what you would have Won with "One". Hopefully this will show you that what you may think is "cool" or "helpful" in the end will only hurt you.
You may feel as though the only way you will fit in is by joining the group and smoking. Honestly, that is not true. Your real friends are the ones that will support you and your decisions. They would not be the ones to pressure you into a dangerous habit.
You may have unwillingly been raised a second hand smoker and become addicted. Or you may have started and now cannot stop, but if you really want to there are ways. Start here.
People think that by smoking they can manage their stress and their weight. In reality, they are only "solving" the problem for a short period of time and not long term. The short bursts of feeling good are what are called "false relaxation" because the problem is still there, it is only being numbed for a moment.
Let's see what horrible things you could have Won by choosing "One" cigarette...
1. The risk of One or More of these fatal cancers!
- Oral Cavity
- Nasal Cavity
- Uterine Cervix
Smoking is the No. One reason for lung cancer and is responsible for 90% of those diagnosed (CDC).
Image: Heilman, James. LungCACXR. N.d.. Wikipedia. Web. July 3, 2014.
Haymanj. Secondary tumor depositsin the liver from a primary cancer of the pancreas. N.d.. Wikipedia. Web. July 3, 2014.
Nephron. Oncocytic chromophobe rcc high mag. N.d.. Wikipedia. Web. July 3, 2014.
Patho. Adenocarcinoma of the stomach. N.d.. Wikipedia. Web. July 3, 2014.
2. Deteriorating Bones!
"Smoking is one of many factors—including weight, alcohol consumption, and activity level—that increase your risk for osteoporosis, a condition in which bones weaken and become more likely to fracture." (BeTobaccoFree)
The risk is even greater for women who start a younger age because it effects the production of estrogen and increases chances of osteoporosis later on (BeTobaccoFree).
Image: CFCF. 722 Feature Osteoporosis of Spine. N.d.. Wikipedia. Web. July 3, 2014.
3. A One way ticket to blindness!
Not only can you get AMD! You can also get Glaucoma, Diabetic retinopathy, and Dry eye syndrome! With all these risks you will be blind before you know it! (Department of Health, NY)
Image: Ahuja, Rakesh. Cataract in human eye. N.d.. Wikipedia. Web. July 3, 2014.