For those of you who find it hard to quit smoking due to the risk of lung cancer, I understand. Not quitting smoking, but I do have experience trying to motivate myself in other ways for long-term gain. I usually enjoy running, but the temperature outside this morning had me wondering if a tornado had dropped me off at a pole -- with no Kansas or Land of Oz in site. If I ran simply to keep my coronary arteries cleaner a few decades from now, I would never have exchanged my slippers for my running shoes. I run because I like what it does for my body Ė how it makes me look today.
Now that Iíve admitted I use vanity to motivate me, how can you use the same to help you kick the habit? We have all heard that smoking accelerates wrinkling. But, we could argue, canít plastic surgery fix that? Maybe not if youíre a smoker.
Our About.com to Plastic Surgery, Natalie Kita, talks about the reasons to quit smoking, if you ever wish to consider plastic surgery. Donít Let The Beautiful New You Go Up in Smoke.
To get you started, our About.com Guide to Smoking Cessation, Terry Martin, has a Quit Smoking Toolbox to get you started.