Today, I am writing not just an article. It’s related to my real life. I witnessed a death because of smoking, and I don’t want to see you in the same place. Yes, one of my family members died because of smoking. I had seen him smoking since my childhood, but I was not aware of the consequences. I wish I could have stopped him and saved him. It is a lifetime regret for me.
“Smoking is injurious to health” is always written on the packaging of the cigarette box. We read and ignore it. Many people say to us that smoking is not good for our health. We listen and ignore it. We think we are powerful, like superheroes. A cigarette can’t harm us, but It is a slow poison. Each drag is pushing you one more step towards death. Each drag is deteriorating your body. It makes even the last stage of your life excruciating. It also harms your family members’ health because they are around you. It can cause their death too.
When I was a kid, I picked one cigarette from his box and tried to smoke. I wanted to know how did it taste and why my loved one liked it very much. I took a drag and started coughing. As he saw me with the cigarette, he scolded me badly and told me, “It’s not good for your health.”
“Then, why do you smoke?” I asked.
He smiled and said, “I’ve got this bad habit. Now, I want to leave it, but…”
I have never touched a cigarette after that. Just think for a second, “Will you be happy to see your kid and your loved ones smoking?” The answer would undoubtedly be “NO”. Because you know it really harms and It can take your loved ones far away from you. So, the same fact applies to you. If you are smoking, it is taking you far away from your family. Why do you want them to cry after you? Why do you want to leave your family alone?
Every day, you put in a lot of effort so that you can have a good life. But on the other hand, you are inviting death yourself. Don’t you think your efforts are going in vain at last? Don’t you think you are putting your future and your family’s future at risk? Is this habit more important than your family? Is this non-living thing stronger than your willpower?
I am not the right person to answer these questions as I am not a smoker, but I can see only the side effects of smoking. I don’t see any benefit of smoking. It is not a sign of being cool. It is not a status symbol, but it is 100 % sure; it is an invitation to death. I know this surely as I am a witness of someone’s death who died because of smoking.
According to statistics, tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths result from direct tobacco use, while around 1 million result from non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
Please quit smoking if you really love your life and your family. Please don’t give them a lifetime of pain for this worthless habit. Next time, when you feel the urge to smoke, remember it is a slow poison and recall the faces of your family members.
Don’t let it win over your happiness