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Attention, smokers

Almost everyone knows that smoking causes life-threatening diseases like cancer, emphysema and heart diseases and shortens lives by ten years or more. Also that this habit can cost the smoker thousands of rupees each year. Then why are people still lighting up? The answer is addiction. Youngsters start smoking because they think it looks cool, others may smoke because they have seen their friends and relatives smoke. Statistics tell that 9 out of 10 tobacco users start before they are 18 years of age. These people have absolutely no idea that they would become addicted to nicotine and it would become so damn difficult to give up later in life.
To all the tobacco addicts out there, you are not only putting your life at stake but also endangering the health of your loved ones. When you take into account the damage that smoking is doing to your body it seems more like insanity. Just come to think that how traumatic it would be if any one member of your family became ill or died because of this foolish habit of yours. So stop being selfish, put down your cigarette and save all the people you love.
ESHAL KHAN
Karachi



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  1. Soppie said:

    Attention Smokers!!! Firstly Miss Eshal Khan, it is not considered polite English to use the word "DAMN" in a newspaper. You failed to mention many vital points about smoking, as well as about the cigarette. One cigarette contains more than 400 different chemicals, including lead, carcinogenic chemicals (cancer cancer agents) as well as nicotine the main addictive substance. There are many smoking cessation (aids to stop smoking) available, such as Nicorette gum, Nicorette patches, Nicorette mist spray, lozenges and lastly the E-cigarette. There are tables available called Varenicline, which acts as an antagonist and blocks the nicotine receptor, therefore, the smoker does not feel the urge to smoke.

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