- We asked ex-smokers to complete this sentence: "I quit smoking because..."
- Using the hashtag #WhyIQuit you responded in droves
Whilst the number of smokers has fallen rapidly in countries such as the UK, Brazil and Australia, this decrease has been countered by the rapid rise of people now consuming tobacco in China where numbers are higher than the top 29 countries combined.
But kicking the habit is no easy feat. According to the World Lung Foundation
, 85% of smokers in the USA say they have tried to quit at least once.
For World No Tobacco Day, May 31, we wanted to know the reasons why you quit smoking -- so we asked ex-smokers to complete this sentence: "I quit smoking because..."
Using the hashtag #WhyIQuit you responded in droves with a diverse range of reasons to stop smoking. So, in your own words, here are 10 reasons to quit.