One of the most difficult addictions to quit is nicotine or smoking. Smoking is taken up easily and equally difficult to quit. Many of you must have tried to reason it out with your father, fiancé, brother, husband etc. and would have got common answers like “I will, eventually” or “It is difficult”. How many of these people have actually tried quitting, before answering? I am sure barring a few; others have not and will not even give it a try.
What starts off as a fad among young people grows into an addiction later, which is so difficult to quit. A lot of people have tried to quit but cannot stay quitters for long. They do go back to their old habit and then try to convince themselves that they will try to reduce and eventually quit, but the day never comes. Smoking leads to depression, breathing problems, sometimes acute cases of asthma, bronchitis etc., blood pressure problems, heart problems etc. Many pregnant ladies, who cannot get rid of this addiction, put their baby’s lives in danger. If such babies survive, they develop problems later.
Not many know that people who are highly addicted to cigars, cigarettes, tobacco etc. die a premature death. Statistics have proved that these numbers are rising every year. The government has tried in its own way, by requesting people to think before they puff away a packet. But is it enough? As long as smoking is not banned, it will continue in one way or the other. Apart from that, people have to be educated about the ill effects of smoking. You cannot stay ignorant about the dangers of smoking for long. It will depend solely on the will power of the people not to kick on such a habit. Remember, smoking is injurious to your health.