Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, lung disease and that it can shorten your life, too.
But people who smoke also get bad breath, yellow fingers, rotting teeth, smelly clothes and hair, and they develop wrinkles earlier. They get a 'smoker's cough' and aren't as fit as non-smokers.
Another reason to avoid cigarettes is the amount they cost. Just think what you could buy with that money instead. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day for one year it will cost you over £2,500.00.
Smoking can harm other people who breathe in your smoke. It also hurts your unborn baby if you are pregnant.
If you smoke you are likely to use other drugs as well. The nicotine in tobacco is addictive which means it’s hard to give up most young people who smoke carry on throughout adulthood.
The earlier that you decide to quit the better for your health it will be.