What cigarettes are basically not cigarettes

Increased risk of lung cancer and decaying teeth | 50 reasons to finally stop smoking

The risk of a heart attack is greater, sex is worse and teeth rot faster: It is probably clear to everyone that smoking reduces the quality of life. Still, many people cannot keep their hands off the cigarette.

BILD names 50 reasons to finally stop smoking.

1 Smokers have worse sex! Non-smokers say they experience orgasms more intensely.

2Smoking reduces fertility. After 3 months without a cigarette, things get better!

3 It costs around 1300 euros per year (approx. One box per day).

4Smoking strains your nerves! Already 20 minutes after the last cigarette, less stress hormone dopamine is released.

5Smokers die an average of 10 years earlier.

6You are hated: Colleagues secretly convert your smoking time into minus hours.

7 stairs appear to smokers like insurmountable mountains.

8Apartment and clothes stink.

9Smoking is out! At 80.3 billion / year, butt sales are currently at their lowest level since reunification (1991: 146.5 billion).

10You have an increased risk of a heart attack.

11 You feel like a failure when you can't stop quitting.

12 You are a bad role model.

13You poison yourself. Nicotine is more harmful than arsenic and potassium cyanide!

14 Tipping disturbs concentration.

15 insurances are more expensive! Non-smokers get z. B. better rates for term life insurance.

16 85% of Germans consider smokers to be weak-willed.

17 53% feel at least occasionally disturbed by smokers in their everyday life, 12% even very much.

18 They are constantly afraid of the next tobacco tax hike.

19 Smoking doubles the risk of diabetes.

20They belong to an unpopular minority: only about a third of Germans smokes regularly.

21 The first attempt to quit may not be the last. A smoker needs an average of 6 attempts to quit. Better to start today ...

22 You are not allowed to celebrate World No Smoking Day.

23 More than 90 percent of all lung cancer cases affect smokers.

24They are badly received! More than 80% prefer a partner who does not smoke.

25 They are constantly freezing because smokers have to puff outside even in winter.

26 They are humiliated and forced to stand behind painted lines on train platforms.

27You can never look for cool things in the duty-free shop, only for cigarette butts.

28You rob yourself of more than an hour of free time a day!

29They block your sense of smell and taste.

30 You always have to secretly smuggle air freshener into the hotel.

31 Breathing is difficult because z. B. clog the sinuses from the smoke.

32 Your doctor looks at you reproachfully every time you visit.

33 You have to go to expensive teeth cleaning more often and your teeth rot faster.

34 Your lungs get a cup of tar every year.

35You need to hang a scent tree in the car.

36Your kids say "You stink" or "You are gross!"

37Your living room table is blocked by the ashtray.

38 You keep saying “I like to smoke!” - thereby lying to yourself.

39 You cannot travel long-distance without fear of withdrawal from the long flight.

40You have very bad arguments when your teen child smokes secretly and you want to ban it.

41The disgusting pictures in the non-smoking ads: That's you!

42 You have to keep chatting to total strangers outside the door.

43 You are making yourself a slave of an object that weighs less than a gram.

44 You are constantly buying skin cream - and yet you get wrinkles earlier than non-smokers.

45The "cigarette after" is just not as nice as cuddling.

46 Your risk of bladder cancer is increased.

47 You harm others who have to passively smoke with you.

48 stars like fashion czar Karl Lagerfeld, US President Barack Obama and pop star Roland Kaiser have also managed to quit.

49 Every child knows that smoking is stupid.

50 They only have sex half as often as non-smokers.

The five best ways to quit smoking

Every smoker needs an average of six attempts to quit. Which way he succeeds is a matter of type!

End point therapy

Stop immediately: those affected fix one day, consciously smoke the last cigarette and try to endure the withdrawal on their own. It can work, but the will must be huge.

Success rate: 5 percent

Replacement therapy

Patches, tablets, chewing gum or inhalers supply the organism with nicotine, slowly lowering the dose. Only helps with physical withdrawal, but does not change behavior.

Success rate: 15 percent


The aim of hypnosis is to change the attitude in the subconscious ("not smoking is great"). Whether it helps has not been scientifically proven. But there is a placebo effect (works because you believe in it).

Success rate: 6 percent


Needles are inserted into so-called addiction points on the ear. This is supposed to alleviate the craving for cigarettes and alleviate withdrawal symptoms. The grip on the cigarette is not trained in this way, however.

Success rate: 6 percent

Behavior therapy

An expert analyzes the situations in which the patient smokes and why they want to quit. The aim is to change behavior (e.g. drink tea instead of smoking). Health insurance companies finance such courses.

Success rate: 23 percent