If you’re reading this, you may be thinking about quitting
smoking or making a plan to quit. You probably already know
that smoking is bad for your health and that quitting will reduce
your risk of getting a disease related to smoking, such as heart
or lung disease. Smokers, on average, die 13 to 14 years sooner
than people like them who are not smokers.
Most people don’t think about when or why they smoke.
Perhaps you smoke:
- To relieve tension, especially after arguments or during
stressful times, or when you feel angry, depressed, or upset.
- To control your weight, either by keeping it down or because
you’re afraid of weight gain if you quit.
- To be part of the group, by joining your friends in having a