I will not be wrong, if I say that the most popular and frequently written articles in health magazines are on the topic ill effects of Smoking. Much emphasis is given on the topic so much so that it seems to be annoying and irritating for some of us who are heavy smokers. It will be important to note here that the articles are published only after thorough research has been done.
When the world is crying out to quit smoking and live a healthy life then why to be so stubborn to give up? Here are some facts which will enlighten you:
1. Nicotine and many other poisonous chemicals found in tobacco cause cancer, stroke and heart disease.
2. Tobacco is the leading cause of death in the developed as well as developing countries.
3. Smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, murder, suicide, fires and vehicle accidents combined in a year.
4. When you smoke it is not only you who is at risk, but it is also far more hazardous for people around you:
a. 50% of passive smoker suffers from heart disease
b. In a year, passive smoking causes 3,000 lung cancer death
c. 430 deaths of new born babies are caused by smoking
For this very reason smoking in many countries has now been banned. In Europe, countries like Italy, Britain, Ireland, Germany etc and some states in the United States have started the Anti- Smoking law which bans smokers from smoking at public places including bars, restaurants, discotheques and offices.
If the governments which otherwise concern itself only to laws and orders, have started taking initiatives in implementing Anti-Smoking laws, it certainly means that it is serious. The day when smoking will become a cause of an epidemic is not far if the current trend in smoking continues. Therefore it is worth to ponder upon the above number of deaths as they are caused only due to smoking and ask yourself “Do I play a part in killing so many people? Did any of my act contribute to any of these deaths?”
Every time you light a cigarette remember you are shortening your lifespan. Not only that when you are smoking in public places you are spreading sickness. You are like Pandora opening her box and bringing miseries in the world.
So, the best thing you can do for yourself is to quit smoking. Besides saving your life it also saves someone from death or from suffering the diseases caused by nicotine . It may not be the easiest thing in the world to do but if you have the will to quit there will be many means to get you through the ordeal. Just try and see the difference, how active you feel and how healthy you become and how many lives you save that too only by ‘Quit Smoking’ .
The author is a health expert and writes articles on various issues related to the causes as well as consequences of smoking and also on the quit smoking medicine chantix. For more information, details and advice on smoking related matters, visit the website http://www.chantixhome.com