On 31 may 2011 the world has observed the world no tobacco day. World health organization WHO has told this that 6 million people will die this year due tobacco uses. This figure will increase up to 8 million by the year of 2030. World second cause of death is tobacco uses. Tobacco is responsible for killing one in every ten adult people globally. From 1987 the world is observing the world no tobacco day to send the message to the world population that how dangerous the tobacco is.
Some fatal diseases caused by tobacco uses
Heart diseases especially coronary heart diseases are caused by excessive smoking. Tobacco may cause cancer in lungs, throat, mouth, lips, tongue and intestinal areas. Tobacco toxins can cause heart attack and brain hemorrhage. 25 fatal diseases are caused by 4,000 tobacco chemicals including nicotine. Buerger's disease is another fatal disease caused by smoking. In many cases smoker’s kidneys can’t discharge the wastes of tobacco and those wastes are stored in the distant parts of the body like legs. It causes inflammation and reduces blood circulation in those areas. Continuing smoking in this situation may cause gangrene and ultimately it leads to death or losing legs.
Besides these, smoking may cause miscarriage to a woman and giving birth to a baby with lesser weight, dull headed and handicapped. Smoking causes gastric, asthma, high blood pressure, and chronic bronchitis in both genders and other various complicacies in the human body. It acts like a slow poison in human body. Nicotine of tobacco which is considered a powerful poison reduces sexual ability both in men and women. Smoking causes imbalance of palpitation and nervousness. One cigarette reduces 6 minutes of life length. If 1mg. nicotine is taken in an injection form it can kill a person more instantaneously than cyanide. Smoking is highly risky for the patients of diabetes and high blood pressure. In one sentence, tobacco is injurious to top to bottom of a human body.
Forms of using tobacco
People use tobacco in various forms such as chewing, smoking and sniffing. Chewing tobacco contains 28 cancer causing ingredients such as nitrosamines, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, hydrazine, arsenic, nickel, cadmium, benzopyrene and polonium. People of Indian sub continent chew tobacco with betel paan. A good number of American people use chewable smokeless tobacco. Smoking is noticeable all over the world. Once, Indian sub continent people were used to use ‘Hookah’ for smoking. Cigarettes and Bidis have replaced those now.
Smokers in the world
Killing people by tobacco has now become an epidemic form which is quite preventable. WHO has revealed the statistics that more than two thirds of the world smokers live in just ten countries.
25 per cent of Chinese are smokers. It is one third of the world smokers. 60 per cent Russian people as well 30 per cent women are smokers. Unlike western countries smoking in India is on the rise. 30 per cent to 40 per cent of Balkans people are smokers. In England the percentage is 28. In the United States tobacco uses are lessening. President Obama has recently given up smoking.
Second hand smoking is called passive smoking. Passive smoking is all the same like active smoking. Breathing smokers’ smoke is enough for health hazards suffer active smokers. Children are badly affected by this type of smoking.
How to quit smoking
My mathematics teacher couldn’t do any difficult sum without smoking first. He believed that smoking is the food for brain. Most smokers are not mathematicians. I’ve seen many people want to give up smoking but can’t do that in any way. Some people say that I’ll quit it tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. Some I’ve seen told it that he had given up smoking but in no times they were seen to smoke. So, it is hard quitting smoking. I’ve done it successfully in my life. I don’t believe in reducing numbers in quitting this bad habit. Just follow my example. One day I decided to quit smoking from that day till now that is working. My religion played a great role in this occurrence. Every religion teaches good things. Smoking is poisonous. It kills the smokers and his family as well as other people around him. Should I buy poison with my money (hard earned or gotten by chance)? Never, never and never. I’ve seen a man chewing chocolates almost all the time. I asked the reason; he replied, “it helped me quitting smoking.” So, it’s a good idea. Whenever you get thirsty for a cigarette you enter a chocolate ball into your mouth. Carry on this for some days. Hope, you’ll not come back. Be realistic in spending your money whether it is hard earned by you or given by your parents.
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