Starts with a style symbol in the stage of adolescence and goes on to be a habit in the later years of life. Smoking, gradually, becomes a need for the millions of people, who knowingly or unknowingly embrace their death.
Those were the days of our infancy, when, on our Television screen, we used to watch the famous song picturized on Bollywood film star, Dev Anand; and sung by an incredible singer, Rafi; “Mai Zindgi ka Saath Nibahata Chala Gaya; Har Fikr ko Dhuyein Mein Udata Chala Gaya.”
That was the age when, Smoking for us, was a style symbol of a style icon. And we were more than happy to imitate Dev Anand Sahib. But Smoking, an infatuation of infancy, turns to be that beloved Mistress, which puts your life at jeopardy, in return to your love.
Fact Sheet on Smoking
According to World Health Organization (WHO),
Every year approximately 6 million people die worldwide, due to the diseases caused by the use of Tobacco
Out of that, more than 5 million are active Tobacco users and approximately 6 lakh people die every year due to passive smoking
To the utmost surprise, 80 per cent of the world’s smoking population lives in the country with low-income
Every six-seconds, a person dies due to the use of Tobacco
Moreover, the experts believe that if the condition remains the same, Tobacco use will cause 8 million deaths by the end of the year 2030.
Negative Health Effects of Tobacco
It is a surprising that the early Physicians believed on the conventional belief of the Native Americans, who cultivated Tobacco to use it in the ceremonial and medicinal purposes.
Nevertheless, it was in the year 1930 that some researchers statistically proved the relation between Smoking and Cancer. And thus broke the conventional boundaries of the Native Americans.
Did you know that deaths caused due to Tobacco is much more than the deaths caused due to the major problems like Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Excess use of Alcohol, Drugs etc., combined all together.
However, there are innumerable ill-effects of using Tobacco, but following are few major health illness which is caused by the use of Tobacco.
- Smoking narrows your blood vessels and thus can result in Hypertension
- Use of Tobacco can lead to Heart Stroke and also be the cause of Coronary Heart disease
- Smoking can also result in Blood Clotting, which impediments the flow of Blood into the heart
- Smoking causes various Lung Diseases
- Most cases of lung cancer are reported to be the cause of Smoking
- Lack of proper breath
Smokers tend to have a higher chance of ‘Peptic Ulcer’-sores in the first part of the small intestine
Peptic Ulcer caused due to Smoking has enough potential to re-occur
Apart from these above mentioned health problems, Smoking also effects your teeth and gums causing ‘Oral-Cancer.’
Furthermore, the use of Tobacco also effects a Pregnant woman.
it impediments the proper growth of the fetus
the new born baby’s body weight will be less than the normal body weight
possibilities of miscarriage are higher
complications during the baby’s birth can even lead to the infant’s death
Therefore, it is high time that people who are into active smoking must scotch the use of Tobacco. They must find their own suitable ways to quit smoking. After all, the next generations have all right to inherit good and healthy habits from their ancestors.