9. You wouldn’t like the excruciating heartaches of any Heart Disease
One out of three deaths in the world is due to cardiovascular diseases. Tobacco and nicotine make smoking one of the biggest risk factors for developing cardiovascular diseases. These diseases kill more than a million people a year in developing countries. Smoking-related cardiovascular diseases kill more than 600 000 people each year in developed countries.
Smoking makes the heart beat faster, raises blood pressure and increases the risk of hypertension and clogged arteries and eventually causes heart attacks and strokes.
10. You don’t want Stomach Ulcers to ruin the confort of your meals and of your life
Smoking reduces resistance to the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. It also impairs the stomach’s ability to neutralize acid after a meal, leaving the acid to eat away the stomach lining. Smokers’ ulcers are hard to treat, very hard to cure and more likely to recur.