5. You do not want to suffer of any form of Cancer
More than 40 chemicals in tobacco smoke [that is inhaled by smokers and nonsmokers] have been shown and it is well known that cause cancer. Smokers are some 20 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers. Tobacco and nicotine cause about 90% of lung cancers in men and 80% in women (5a) and according to many studies, the longer one smokes, the greater the risk of developing cancers at several sites, including a two-fold risk of developing cancer of the nasal and paranasal cavities (5b); cancer of the oral cavity (5c) (4 to 5 times riskyer in smokers); two-fold risk of developing cancer of nasopharynx; oro and hypopharynx (4 to 5 times);
larynx and vocal cords (10 times); esophagus (2 to 5 times); stomach (5d) twice in comparison with non smokers; pancreas (5e) (2 to 4 times) and kidney (5f).
Studies have also proved the link between heavy smoking and breast cancer (5g).
Smoking cessation reduces substantially the risk for most of the above-mentioned smoking related cancers.
6. YOU do not needTooth Decay
Smoking interferes with the mouth’s natural chemistry and health, creating excess plaque, yellowing teeth and causing a lot of medical troubles to the gums. There is evidence that smoking contributes to tooth decay. Smokers are one and half times more likely to lose their teeth.