Rob, when HollywoodLife.com broke the news that you had quit smoking , I was thrilled because it’s such a health-threatening habit. You’re so young, strong and successful, it doesn’t make any sense for you to be held hostage by a dangerous addiction.
Robert Pattinson, kicking your smoking habit is one of the the best decisions you’ve ever made. Smoking is dangerous, period, end of story. It’s the leading cause of lung cancer in the US, as well as life-threatening emphysema. More than 135,000 Americans die each year from smoking-related lung cancer, and 117,000 from emphysema and you don’t want to be one of those statistics!Here’s why you are so smart to have quit.
Robert Pattinson: Why It’s Great You Quit Smoking
Rob, your fans, friends and family love you too much to watch you harming yourself with every puff. Smoking is literally, self destructive. Aside from lung cancer- which still has only a 15 per cent survival rate- smoking is also the leading cause of cancers of the esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, cervix and the leading cause of acute myeloid leukemia ( AML)!
Now, if that isn’t enough to reinforce that you’ve made a wise decision, smoking also causes heart disease, stroke, aortic aneurysm , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, hip fractures and cataracts, according to the National Cancer Institute- whew ! There’s nothing sexy about this dangerous habit, which has nevertheless been portrayed as cool, for decades.
Now Rob, we reported that ever since your breakup with Kristen Stewart, you’ve been working out diligently with celebrity fitness instructor Harley Pasternak to get into the best shape of your life! But you could never have really gotten into great shape, while you were smoking. Smoking diminishes your lung capacity and starves your muscles of oxygen.
For all these healthful reasons, it’s wonderful that at 27 years old, you’ve come to the realization that life is too short to waste! You have a long acting career ahead of you and honestly you were only hurting yourself by continuing to smoke.
You’re shooting physically demanding roles in physically stressful locations such as Iraq (Mission: Blacklist) and Australia (The Rover) — and smoking would take its’ toll on your body. This nasty habit could affect your career even in the short-term, Rob – your body needs to be in peak shape right now!
Rob, We’re So Happy You’re Putting Your Health First
There’s one more major reason that makes quitting smoking a smart career decision. And we know that you’re very ambitious career-wise, which you should be. Smoking literally ages your face and body, according to Cancer.org. It chronically deprives your skin of oxygen and nutrients. There are over 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke and many trigger the destruction of collagen and elastin – the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity.
That translates into sagging skin and deep wrinkles- not something that’s good for your career as a leading man. The last thing you want are lines all around your lips caused by smoking. ” Smokers use certain muscles around their lips that cause them to have dynamic wrinkles that smokers do not,” explains dermatologist Jonette Keri, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of medicine.
Lastly- smoking makes your teeth get yellower and it’s also a leading cause of persistent bad breath- yuck- gum disease and other oral hygiene problems.
Now, Rob, we also hear at Hollywoodlife.com that quitting has been a long and torturous process, mostly because so many of your friends still smoke and it’s hard to resist the temptation of a cigarette when they are indulging. Nevertheless, you’ve got to stay on this path.
You’re being a great role model for all of your fans and it will definitely pay off in both longterm health and career benefits for you!
Are you happy that Rob has quit smoking, HollywoodLifers?
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