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Quit smoking today

Smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as lung cancer, long-term (chronic) respiratory diseases and heart diseases as well as premature death.

Recent studies have found that smokers can undermine the health of non-smokers in some environments. ‘Cigarette smoking is injurious to health’. This is a tag line which is printed on all cigarette packets. We all read them; even smokers read them, but they ignore this warning. Why? Because they do not want to give up smoking as they have got habituated towards it. They also know that cigarette not only causes pollution but pose health hazards too. It is one of the main causes behind lung cancer. The smoke of a burning cigarette is very dangerous. Not only the smoker is in danger, but it is hazardous to the health of the other person who is standing near him. This is called passive smoking.

All smokers know and understand this perfectly well, yet there is something that prevents them from quitting smoking. Smoking is harmful for each and every organ of the body. 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 towards 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 and they will not quit smoking. It also earns massive revenue 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. Every time you attempt to quit smoking, you become aware about the favourable and unfavourable situations. You have to make-up your mind and change your nearby environment if you want to quit this habit. Dispose all cigarettes and ashtrays from your workplace, car and home. Your family and friends can also help you to achieve this task. Don’t allow anyone to smoke around you (it may not possible but at least try to avoid the craving when you see others smoking in front of you). Prayer will also help you give up smoking. Ask the almighty to help you quit this habit and He will definitely hear your prayers.

Jubel D’Cruz

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