It's no secret that smoking raises the risk of a whole gamut of health problems, from cancer, to lung disease, to early death. And that's why we at Healthy Living are glad that quitting smoking is one of the top New Year's resolutions people make.
In fact, a recent study conducted by Legacy, a quit-smoking advocacy organization, shows that resolving to quit smoking is becoming more in vogue -- twice as many people reported making quitting smoking a resolution this year, compared with last, MyHealthNewsDaily reported.
But aside from lowering your risk of scary conditions, there's a whole other list of reasons why it's good for you -- and everyone around you -- to toss away those cigarettes. Click through the slideshow to find out: