Everyone’s seen the adds and the campaigns. Smoking isn’t good. But to some it’s what gets them through stressful days or keeps them going on their long shift. Whoever you are it’s always good to know what’s better. Some would agree that smoking isn’t so bad, so long as you keep it under control and is only used to calm your nerves in a particularly stressful situation. While others would agree that not smoking would be the best solution, having good health and saving your money for more important endeavors are what matters to them. Let’s look at both sides, so you can decide which is better for you.
For some, a cigarette break is a must. Going out to take a break from constant tasks and work is best spent with something that can calm your nerves. And since a cup of piping hot herbal tea isn’t always available, a cigarette can be the next best thing for some. Helping with stress and anxiety, it’s a nice alternative when in comparison to spending your days worrying about every little thing. Many agree that as long as the habit stays under control and comes second when paying the bills in expenses, that smoking isn’t so bad.
While some struggle with anxiety, other’s argue that cigarettes make stress and anxiety worse. Saying there’s a difference between satisfying anxiety and making yourself more dependent on something that inadvertently gives you more anxiety when a cigarette is unavailable. To boot, the habit costs money, something lots of penny pinchers and savers alike don’t like at all. On top of the cost and the health risks it also makes finding a job in a professional high paying position that much harder, with many companies asking for nonsmokers, especially in the healthcare market and child care.
What it all comes down to is you. When it comes to smoking, it’s a good way to relax stress and to meet people on your smoke break. But with nonsmoking more jobs are made available and your more independent and healthy. The argument involving smoking and nonsmoking is not a new one to discuss. And sometimes, people are torn on whether to quit smoking or just allow the habit to run at a controlled pace. At the end of it all. It comes to what you’re willing to pay and if what you’re paying is worth it.
Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.