Are you smoking or are cigarettes smoking you?
Smoking is a habit, rather an addiction, that has severe repercussions for the health of the smoker. However, nicotine, which is the main ingredient of the cigarette, has an immediate satisfying experience for the smoker. Nicotine it is that is responsible for the high or the kick that a smoker feels after smoking a cigarette but he rarely realizes that there are more than 4000 carcinogens that are getting inside his body when he smokes a cigarette. Smoking treated tobacco leaves wrapped inside a thin paper rolled into a cigarette is a habit that is as old as civilization although modern science has proved beyond doubt that cigarette smoking is injurious to health and the habit leads to cancers of many types.
Cigarette smoking kills and harms your near ones
Smoking cigarettes is the main reason cited for deaths caused by lung cancer. Smoking also leads to many other ailments and the government has to spend more on the treatment of smokers who catch cancers caused by carcinogens in the smoke of a cigarette. Passive smoking is another big threat of cigarettes and those innocent people surrounding the smoker get affected who are in no way involved with smoking.
Trying to find any good done by smoking
Wait a minute! Is not this article provided to be on goodness of cigarettes or at least to find something good caused by cigarettes? Yes, indeed it is but if cigarettes had anything good to offer to the people, why would Governments around the world try to ban cigarette smoking in public places? If one tries to look at the government of Dubai's initiatives, it becomes clear that the government is hell bent to saving its people from the perils of cigarette smoking as it has once again extended the blanket ban on cigarette smoking in public places. The government is also ostensible trying to make smoking costlier by increasing the prices of branded cigarettes and levying penalties on people violating the ban on smoking. Government of UAE, realizing that smoking is the leading cause of deaths in the country is trying to discourage smoking so that this habit slowly dies down.
The recent decision to put graphic images of oral cancer on cigarette packs is one way to discourage people, especially teenagers from smoking. It has been seen that whenever government has raised the prices of cigarettes, there is a decrease in the number of teenagers who smoke. Use of deadly photos is a method to drive home the point that cigarette does not good at all and rather kills those who smoke.