New Year’s Resolutions, Part II: How Tobacco Companies Have Failed You

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Personal Injury LawyersTypically making No. 2 in the list of most common New Year’s Resolutions, quitting smoking is arguably the very best thing a person could do for himself. So, if you are one of those who are forging ahead with the goal of being a non-smoker in 2013, then read on for further inspiration.

The Second New Year’s Resolution. Your health will benefit. Smokers do not breathe as well due to reduced oxygen flow to the lungs, they tend to suffer with shortness of breath, and cannot run as far as non-smokers (on average). You want to change your habits and ensure you live a healthier life.

Sickness is Inevitable. Not only does smoking increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, and a host of other serious medical conditions, it also makes general sickness likely. The chemicals in tobacco slow down the antibodies needed to defend the body against bacterial and viral invaders. This makes smokers more susceptible to all illnesses, particularly respiratory infections. In the midst of the sick season in St. Petersburg, an improved immune system is highly desired.

Disguised Beauty. It is very difficult to impress someone with your beauty when you smell of stale smoke. To make matters worse, there is, of course the matter of yellowing teeth, bad breath, and increased signs of aging. Depriving the body of oxygen by regularly puffing on cigarettes also leads to an increased risk of skin problems, damaged hair, and much more.

Lawsuits. Many people believe that there is justice in lawsuits that have resulted in tobacco companies paying out millions of dollars to those who suffered as a result of smoking. However, the truth is that there are millions of other people in Saint Petersburg and throughout this country that will not be able to win a lawsuit against these giants.

With the warnings and education readily available to consumers today, getting the court to favor you in a tobacco-related case is getting more and more difficult, even with the best personal injury attorney backing you. It is a far better plan to kick the habit and enjoy a healthier, happier life.