Cigarettes are seriously
injurious to health and they need to be criminalize. Cigarettes have been around
since 1920’s and since then their popularity has substantially increased. Us
humans have become so addicted to this slow poison that we don’t even consider
the effects this poison has on our bodies, effects such as lung damage, cancer
and environmental pollution.
The smoke people casually inhale from cigarettes affects our lungs directly.
Much comprehensive research has been conducted on this matter and all have
concluded similarly i.e. smoking directly harms our lungs, making them weaker
day-by-day, smoke by smoke, cigarette by cigarette. Our lungs slowly deteriorate
leading to critical problems such as asthma, wheezing and other respiratory
One would thing that lung problems are the only side effect smoking has on a
human body but the worst side effect that it can have is actually something else
namely, “cancer”. Cancer in these times is one of the most leading causes of
deaths and smoking is one of most common reasons of developing different types
of cancers. One could be smoking peacefully one day and wake up with cancer the
next day. Is this, what us humans want, death because of addiction?
The next considerable side effect smoking has is environmental pollution. People
these days smoke wherever they please, especially in third-level countries like
Pakistan and such. People don’t follow no smoking sign. They smoke where they
please and we don’t even consider why it is as so? Isn’t it simply because
people don’t face consequences? There are no proper laws are rules that restrict
these things because we don’t consider smoking to be injurious or deadly. We
consider smoking to be what they cool and rich people do to waste their money
and their lives.
I believe it’s about time we consider this grave danger that we face every day.
If this is not stopped soon, if cigarettes aren’t banned soon, Millions of
people will continue to die and all because we didn’t consider cigarettes as
even injurious. Each and every passing day we are seeing more and more people
smoke, even the young kids these days are smoking, kids aged 12-14 are smoking,
drinking and whatnot. Its about time we step up for our younger generations and
made things right for a better future.