Friday, November 9, 2007
The number of people who smoke is growing. In the world there are 1.2 bilion smokers. Even though, people living in 2004-2005 know enough about smoking, causes, how to quit and still, are not aware of how tobacco destroys our body.
In nowadays, everyone talks and writes about this subject, bad habit that changed the entire humanity for centuries. This subject has always been a matter in dispute. Smokers that wanna quit can find all the info about cigarettes on TV, in magazines and newspapers, in flyers and at special counciling to quit smoking.
Why do teenagers start smoking??
Well, because of the period they go through and the transformations of their personality at this age, the environment and their friends who influence them.
You can't start a conversation with a teenager, about smoking without knowing the reason he started doing it.
There are several reasons, like trying to be mature, act like a grown-up, being more self confident and being part of a gang. Of course, teenagers smoke because of the problems they have with their parents or/and at school.
Do we smoke because we like to, beause we need to or we can't quit because it becomes a habit?
Most of the people who smoke, they do it because they like to and also, they made it a bad habit. In my oppinion, the body doesn't need cigarettes to survive, so...I guess smoking is just an action some people are used to do, like dressing some kind of clothes or drinkig coffee.
All the actions we make come from the brain. Our body doesn't need anything and can live
without any substance that doesn't help it's natural function.
How can we STOP smoking? How can we say NO to cigarettes?
It's not easy but it's not so hard, it just takes some responsability to realise how the tobacco destroys our body, how it affects our lungs, our liver and the entire good function of the body.
I've also been smoking for an year 'til I had some problems with my thyroid (gland). I went to the doctor and he told me I had to quit smoking if I wanna live longer.
Than I had to choose, and I chosed LIFE, even if I'm young, I don't wanna destroy my health because someday I'll need it and I won't have it anymore. Nothing is more important in this life then being healthy, because you can't do anything if you don't feel well and if you don't have the power to do all the things you dreamed of.
My advice for all you out there who are smoking and for the others who haven't started yet, you just don't appreciate your health until it's gone. And maybe when you'll realise that, it's going to be to late. Please do have a healthy life!