World No Tobacco Day
David Byrne has rightly said, “The True Face of Tobacco Is disease, death and horror- not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.” The main objective of celebrating the World No Tobacco Day all over the world is to promote and encourage the common public to reduce or stop the use of tobacco or its products consumption as it may lead to the some lethal diseases (cancer, heart problem) or even death. Tobacco use kills at least one out of the 10 people worldwide every year whereas the number of tobacco user all around the world is 1.3 billion.
Research shows that higher taxes are especially effective in reducing tobacco use among lower-income groups and in preventing young people from starting to smoke. It is very necessary to ban or stop the use of tobacco on global basis as it leads to many illnesses like lung cancer, heart attacks, strokes, chronic heart diseases, emphysema, variety of cancers and etc. While cigarette smokers are smoking cigarettes, the non smokers are getting punished by the smoke exhaled by them.
Tobacco smoke brings lot of problems to non-smokers in the way of headaches, vomiting sensation and other such problems. It is time we understand that pictorial warnings on tobacco products, banning the sale of loose cigarettes and other such silly moves will fetch little results in our fight against tobacco consumption. — Ahmedabad, India
Nowadays smoking shisha and cigarette has become very common and fashionable, especially among young boys. Tobacco smoking in Pakistan is legal due to this children are taking it for granted. Smoking cigarettes and shisha has many health risks. It is easy to buy tobacco products everywhere for which government should take serious actions. According to the latest research more than 80% of adults begin smoking before they turn 18.
Smoking is very harmful for health it can cause lung cancer, mouth cancer and heart diseases. We should take responsibilities to prevent our new generation from addiction to tobacco. In order to reduce smoking rates government need to adopt a comprehensive approach to control tobacco: A total ban on tobacco advertising and promotion, shisha places to be closed immediately, smoking restriction in public and work places, increase in tobacco taxation, bold health warnings on tobacco products. More the selling of tobacco, more the addiction. —Via email