It is very disgusting to see men and women smoking cigarettes not only at home, but even in crowded 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 for smoking secretly in the school toilet. His parents became quite depressed when they were informed about it. I tried my level best to convince my friend to quit smoking but he turned a blind eye 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.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)