You may have heard of many strange facts, but have you ever heard that the first Marlboro owner died of Lung Cancer? There is nothing strange about it. You, who is reading should probably know why he died of Cancer.
It is to you smokers that I have to talk to. Your Life is at Risk.
Do you know the consequences of smoking? Or did you ignore those consequences and continued smoking? Or didn’t you even know the consequences of it? There is no way you don’t know its consequences! At least, you must have seen the tagline on cigarette packs which says “Smoking Kills”?
Why do people smoke even after knowing it is dangerous? This is a question that I used to ask myself. Is the pleasure of smoking greater than their lives? I don’t think so.
OK! Firstly if you are not aware of the consequences of smoking here it is:-
- Smoking can cause cancer of the:
- Bone marrow and Blood
- It can also affect your:
- Autoimmune system.
- Reproductive system
These are just a few serious and important consequences of smoking. There are several other consequences for the same.
To help you understand the problems of Smoking, here are some facts related to smoking:
- Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the US every year.
- Every Cigarette reduces your life span by 11 minutes.
- A single cigarette contains over 4800 chemicals, 69 of which is known to cause Cancer.
- Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette, while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.
- Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone (So you can also kill people by smoking. Where are you going to hide all these sins)?
- 15 Billion Cigarettes are smoked worldwide everyday.
- This one is amazing. Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.
- Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty(Apple doing a good job there)
- Attention Mumbaians, breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
I won’t ask you to share this article, but I will ask you to spread the word. It maybe your father, brother, cousin, it could be even your mother. Whoever it is, smoking is injurious to health and they should stop taking tobacco. I remember reading a caption saying “There are cooler ways to die” and there was a ‘no smoking’ sign under it. Those words are very much apt to ‘smoking’. Yes, why do you want yourself to die in a dirty way? There are indeed cooler ways to die. It is a more cruel method of suicide, but the fact is no one thinks it is suicide. Those who smoke are really enjoying their process of death and not the tobacco. Like it is stated earlier in this article, every cigarette you smoke reduces your life span by 11 minutes and you also take 5-10 minutes to complete the cigarette. So that is about 15-20 minutes of your life wasted.
To quit smoking, you should be determined. If you are a chain smoker, try reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke per day. Then slowly make it once in two days and so on. If you are too much addicted to smoking, then find a substitute, maybe a chewing gum can help. Or it could be mints, toothpicks, anything. You just have to find a substitute. If you have a strong determination and if you are positive that you can quit smoking, and then I will give you mu word, you can and will quit smoking. Look, no one is losing anything if you quit smoking. It is you and the people around you who are going to gain. You can live longer. Analyze the problems of smoking; be aware of the problems it can cause to you and the people around you. Just think of the happiness you and your family would get, if you quit smoking.
Make a new start for your life, quit smoking and live longer and stronger. Increase your lifespan. Why should you die when you can add much more to your life? Everyone is capable of doing some good to this world. To quit smoking will be a good thing to do for your society, and moreover to yourself. Be a role model. Show the people, that you can quit smoking with sheer determination and willpower. There is nothing called impossible.
Now to you readers, I won’t ask you to share this article but share the word. That is my aim of writing this article. Convince the smokers to quit smoking, tell them the consequences of it more deeply, encourage them, help them to quit smoking, tell them some ways to quit smoking, introduce them to a doctor. There are lots of things you can do to reduce the smoking rate in our world.
If you can convince one person to quit smoking, that will be one of your greatest achievements in your life. And if someone asks you of your achievements, this achievement should be there in that list.