If you smoke, you need to stop. If not, you are looking at a lifetime of poor health. People who smoke are not able to perform at their optimal potential. You will get winded faster when you exert any activity. Plus, if you get to the point where you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you cannot recover from that.


Smoking is one of the most difficult habits to break. Studies that suggest it is more difficult to break a smoking habit than it is to break a heroin addiction. Of course, if you are addicted to either, it will seem like they’re both equally difficult to break.

Some people that still think that smoking is not as bad as everyone believes. However, have ever noticed how a smoker has difficulty in breathing. Perhaps you are a smoker, and so you'll know this. Breathing difficulties make it tougher to carry out many day-to-day tasks that nonsmokers take for granted, like walking.

People try different methods to stop smoking. Certain methods will work with certain people. In the end, it is about what you are giving up if you continue to smoke. You increase your risk drastically of getting lung disease. It also can negatively affect other organs in your body. These can shut down when you continue to smoke.

Some people will give up after trying a few methods. However, they need to keep trying, even if they attempt the same methods that failed. It’s also worthwhile to notice how different you feel when you have given up smoking after a few weeks. Try to focus on those feelings and remind yourself what will happen if you go back to smoking.

Another recent study suggests that fewer people are smoking than ever before. That is good news. But, there are still too many who smoke. The appeal today for young people is difficult to see when there is so much evidence that smoking is bad for you.

The bad habit of smoking wasn't always seen that way in the early part of the twentieth century. In fact, movies glamorized smoking to the point where people thought it was cool to smoke. They saw their favorite actors and actresses smoking on the big screen, and they looked cool. So, moviegoers copied the smoking.

There is no doubt that smoking is a wickedly difficult habit to break. It will likely take you several tries to stop, and you will need to give multiple methods a try. But, if you can kick the habit, improvements in your health will happen quickly.