One of the many reasons why people decide to quit smoking is the person feels they are not a good role model for their children.
Children look up to their parents and often mimic what they do. I have lost count of the number of people who have come to quit smoking because their child has been seen pretending to smoke cigarettes. Young Kids think everything you do is right and acceptable!
When you are smoking ‘to calm yourself’ when stressed or anxious, you teach your children that the best way to handle stress and anxiety is to ‘light up a smoke.’ Do you really want to teach your children this?
Not only is smoking cigarettes in front of your children, not setting a good example for the kids, smoking cigarettes also increases the chances of you not being around as your children grow up. Eventually, smoking will affect your health, often meaning you may not be able to play with your children, or worse, you end up becoming sick and being a burden to your children.
As soon as you stop smoking your body starts repairing itself. So, It makes sense to quit smoking. It makes sense to quit smoking so that you can enjoy fun times with your children and ensure you will be around when they grow up. It makes sense to quit smoking so that you can enjoy a life full of vitality and longevity.
It makes sense to be the best role model for your children that you can. No one can do this for you!