Lungs cancer

Munaj Baloch

Lung cancer is a fatal disease which is spreading in Pakistan, and there are so many causes of it. Lung cancer is very high as it is with higher prevalence of smoking. The main reason for developing lung cancer is smoking, and smoking is very common among young boys and girls. In Pakistan mostly school children are seen smoking which is really dangerous for their health. The chain-smokers’ health is affected terribly. Recently it is recorded that nearly 90% of lung cancer cases are the result of smoking tobacco. It is really a crummy habit, because for a small entertainment we are destroying so many precious parts of our body. Moreover, Lung cancer is claiming too many lives in Pakistan, and it is really unfortunate that youths are suffering from this lethal disease. Recently, it was reported that about 1.3 billion people are regular smokers world-wide and every day between 8,200 and 9,900 youngsters start smoking. Smoking is becoming more popular among school children. Reportedly, 1000 to 1200 teens smoke daily, and most of them lose their lives.
According to World Health Organization, smoking in Pakistan has increased by 30 percent over the last decade. According to a recent research, more than 80 percent adults begin smoking before they turn 18 years of age. Children under the age of 18 say that it’s easy to buy tobacco products, which is a cause of concerns for parents. A number of smokers die after suffering from lung and mouth cancer.
There are so many other crummy things like cigarettes. For me it is so sad to mention that in Pakistan the people are mostly victims of tobacco and Gutka. Gutka causes many heinous or horrible diseases; the addicted people of Gutka suffer from mouth cancer. It is estimated that more than 75 percent of the people are admitted to the hospitals that are suffering from mouth cancer and among them 7 percent of the patients are children. The Karachiites are are mostly Gutka addicted or victim of Gutka. Gutka sellers are spoiling the children’s lives for this our petty interests. Govt must take strong measures to ban sale of Gutka in Pakistan and save people from this loathsome or deadly disease; and to overcome of smoking, we need to make a splendid culture in our country where everyone must be aware about causes of smoking and must not smoke.
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