Over 4000 chemicals out of which 43 are proven carcinogenic elements and over 400 other toxins that include nicotine which reaches a person’s brain within 6 seconds and is also a well-known depressant; these are what go into the making of your favourite stick; the cigarette. Cigarette smoking will only cause harm. For some, an early diagnosis might save the day, but for the luckless ones, it will sound the death knell.
Audrey Hepburn elegantly holding a long cigarette holder in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an iconic image from an iconic movie. But did you know that Hepburn died at the age of 62 due to nicotine addiction? The data might not match with the angelic face splashed on television sets today but the truth remains unchanged.
Whatever be the reason for you to smoke, it cannot be fulfilled at the cost of your health and the health of people around you. Do you know that passive smoking kills more people every year? If you just can’t kick the butt then at least think about your family and friends the next time you strike a match to light the cancer stick.
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