You want to be friends with someone; you need to go out for a Smoke. There is a lot of tension, you need a Smoke. You are frustrated, you need a smoke. You are bored, you need a Smoke. You are happy, you need a Smoke! You topped your exams, you need a Smoke. Really? Smoking cessation is so important, we find people arguing and discussing several topics like politics, corruption, inflation, and crimes sitting at different public places such as tea stalls, eating joints etc. with a bud of Cigarette. Maybe may not be that everyone in that group is using a Cigarette, but this is for sure that everyone is Just Smoking! Though all these discussions remain meaningful to them but staying at these places can prove to be really harmful to them because of their exposure to the smoke at these places.
It is the cause of 87% of lung cancer deaths. Cigarette smoking is perilous both for those who practice it and for those who don’t. Tobacco smoke has 7000 chemicals including at least 70 cancer-causing carcinogenic agents.
The 5 damaging components of smoke are:
EFFECTS OF SMOKING:
The Human body protects itself with the help of its Immune system, smoking weakens this immune system causing infections, diseases and damaging the organs. The more you smoke the higher is the risk as it affects different areas of the body:
People have started the use of menthol cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe, smoking and other forms of tobacco but all these cause the same health problems. Smoking is the risk factor for all types of cancers and there is no safe way of smoking.PASSIVE SMOKING:
A lot of people are unaware of what Passive smoking is and how it affects a non-smoker. The term PASSIVE SMOKING is used for non-smokers who always remain with a smoker or inhale the smoke released by a smoker. Non-smokers believe that there’s nothing to worry if our friends, roommates or colleagues smoke because it is going to affect them and not us. But it is absolutely untrue. The non-smokers who come in contact with the smoke take in the same chemicals and toxins as the smoker and hence are prone to suffer from some health problems as a regular smoker.
EFFECTS OF PASSIVE SMOKING:
Non- smokers who live or stay with the people who smoke have an increased risk of acquiring tobacco-related diseases including cancer, heart diseases, and stroke. It also increases the risk of respiratory illness that includes asthma bronchitis and pneumonia.
Compounds such as sulphur, ammonia irritate the eyes nose and lungs these compounds are extremely harmful to people with respiratory conditions such as Bronchitis and asthma. The exposure to second-hand smoke can trigger or worsen the symptoms of these diseases. It also severely affects children and pregnant women causing irreversible damage to them.
HEALTH RISKS OF PASSIVE SMOKING:
Prolonged exposure to smoke is associated with medical problems. No safe limit for exposure to second-hand smoke is established as even low levels can prove to be harmful. Therefore it should be completely avoided. Quitting smoking is one way as it reduces health risks for the smokers and is the best way they can protect their family, friends and close ones from passive smoking.
The safest way for non-smokers to avoid smoke is not to allow others to smoke in the house particularly if you have children and avoid places where smoking occurs.
Smoking in public places should be prohibited so that people stay safe and healthy.
Overall if a person quits smoking his health improves and his body starts to recover.
Thus, the answer to the statement- Are you Playing Smoke, or is the Smoke Playing you- is true in both case scenarios. When you Play Smoke- You are doing the worst thing you can do to your life, and sad is the case that knowingly you chose Smoking over Life. In spite of all Pictorial Effects in Advertisements or on the box, people presume that they will not be hit by disease and remain in Denial. When the Smoke Plays you- Why do you let anything take charge of your life? Stop entering places where people are smoking. Outrightly ask Smokers to stop Smoking in Public Places. Sometimes- ‘No’ is the answer. Wishing you a Happy Life, a Healthy Life- Stay away from the Smoke. It’s only consuming you.