Smoking facts read like fiction! Deaths due to smoking contribute a great deal to population control, even though this is a negative way to control population! You can read the warning printed on the cigarette packs: “Smoking is injurious to health.”
If we take an all-world picture, the statistics of deaths due to smoking looks like fantasy. But, who will give up smoking on the basis of statistics? They all know it. They desperately want to give up smoking, both from the health point of view and the financial point of view!
The topmost among the New Year Resolutions, is to give up smoking! Every year, for the last several years! Hope you have understood!
Why it is so difficult to give up smoking? Ask nicotine!
Smoking is an addiction. Since tobacco smoke contains this poisonous element, a near-impossible addictive substance to give up, the smoker’s plight is not condemnable, but pitiable!
But what is the fault of indirect smokers— the passive smokers? The smokers are providing free passports to them as well. And it is indeed a pity that this white-color crime goes unpunished!
Think of the family! There is every chance of children taking to the smoking habit, if the father is smoking. What a way to preserve unity in the family!
And what about women smoking, indeed pregnant women? Knowing well that it would badly affect the health of the baby that would be born! What a height of unconcern?
Therefore, tendering any amount of statistics, whether 4,000,000 die every year in the USA or 14,000,000 (this is a hypothetical figure) all over the world due to smoking is going to move which heart? Which Government? Can the UNO do something to stop this undeclared war?
The efforts to control smoking are all paper projects! Paper tigers! Can something tangible be done to save the situation? Perhaps no, with the present set of rules to protect the smokers and the strong lobby of tobacco manufacturers!