Smoking cigarettes

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It is very disgusting to see men and women smoking cigarettes not only at home, but even in public places. These people should realise the consequences of smoking as it poses one of the biggest threats to public health. Smoking not only affects those who indulge in this habit, but victims of passive smoking suffer as well. When I was young, my best friend was caught smoking secretly in the school toilet. His parents became quite depressed when they were told about it. I tried my level best to convince my friend to quit smoking but he turned a deaf ear towards it. A few years later, he passed away due to lung cancer. This incident taught me that one’s teenage years are the most important part of one’s life. These years serve to bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood. Smoking is harmful for each and every organ of the body and is responsible for several diseases, such as lung cancer, long-term respiratory diseases, heart disease and as well as premature death. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug found in tobacco. When a cigarette is burned and inhaled, a drug is released into the body which is called nicotine. It is a pleasure enhancing drug and people easily get addicted to it. The intake of this drug stops your body growth and results in causing various diseases. The government cannot ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products because banned items sometimes become more attractive to people. The government also earns massive revenues from the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Giving up smoking is not an easy job but it can be done. The choice is yours, how you want to quit, what kind of help you need, which option you want to choose and where to go for help.
JUBEL D’CRUZ
Mumbai, India

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