Quit smoking. Adele did it and so can you.
Adele recently announced that she has quit smoking, taken her last puff, and her reasons are not uncommon.
Of course there's her voice, which makes her untold amounts of money each year. But, that's not even the main reason she gave to quit smoking.
She said, "If I'd carried on smoking, I'd probably have died from a smoking-related illness, and I think that's really bad."
She added, “If I was dying from lung cancer, I would have potentially given it to myself, and that wouldn't be something I'd be proud of."
So, death. That's a pretty good reason to quit smoking.
In fact, the CDC states that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the US and it can cause cancer in just about any part of your body, not just your lungs.
Smoking also harms nearly every organ in your body, from heart and lungs to kidneys and even your eyes. And of course, the damage to your skin and teeth is almost always apparent.
Adele stated that she wants to be around for her son.
She said, “I absolutely loved it, but it’s not that f--king cool when I’m dying from a smoking-related illness and my kid is, like, devastated.”
If you do quit smoking, here's what happens: You will cut cardiovascular risks. In fact, in just one year after quitting, your risk for a heart attack drops sharply. Within two to five years after you quit smoking, your risk for stroke could fall to about the same as a nonsmoker’s.
Also, if you quit smoking, your risks for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder drop by half within only five years.
And in ten years after you quit smoking, your risk for lung cancer drops by half.
What do you think? New Year's resolution time is upon us. Can you quit smoking in 2016?