Smoking is really injurious to health!
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched this year''s campaign for World No Tobacco Day with the slogan: Tobacco and Poverty. The slogan explains the link that exists between tobacco and poverty, and how the use of tobacco, especially by poor people who consume this product the most, can have harmful consequences. WHO notes that the tobacco epidemic is still expanding, especially in developing countries where, currently, 84% of the smokers live. Tobacco use kills 4.9 million people each year, and this toll is expected to double in the next 20 years. At current rates, the total number of tobacco users is expected to rise to 1.7 billion by 2025 from 1.3 billion now. Every 6.5 seconds one person dies and many others fall ill or suffer disease and disability due to tobacco use. Tobacco is the fourth most common risk factor for disease worldwide.Smoking causes a range of diseases never before suspected, including cataracts, acute myeloid leukemia and cervical, kidney, pancreatic and stomach cancers. In fact, smoking affects virtually every organ of the body. It has been known since decades that smoking is bad for health, but the current report shows that it''s even worse. According to the American Cancer Society smoking kills people in different ways in different countries, but what is common is the high toll from smoking, wherever it becomes prevalent. A study last month found that in India, smoking mainly kills through tuberculosis rather than lung cancer, as in the West. According to researchers from the Epidemiological Research Center in Chennai, India, smoking causes half the male tuberculosis deaths in India. Almost 200,000 people a year in India die from tuberculosis because they smoked, and half the smokers killed by TB.
A legislation was introduced, earlier this month, under India''s new Anti-Smoking Act, which was passed by the country''s parliament last year. The law forbids public smoking and any direct or indirect advertising of tobacco products and the sale of cigarettes to children. Anyone caught breaking the law will be fined 200 rupees. It is important that the government gets much tougher on the tobacco industry. States should raise tobacco taxes and ban all smoking in public places, according to the American Heart Association.
Though Pipes Are Safe Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health!
There is a wise saying, “Known devil is better than the unknown angel.” The unending controversy between the smokers, whether cigarette smoking is better or pipe smoking is better may not be of academic interest to the non-smoking community, apart from its entertainment value. Just mention the word “pipe” with any pipe-smoker and be a patient listener to the facts and figures that he is going to reel out to you in defense of pipe-smoking.The above-mentioned saying is to be noted by cigarette smokers. Do not be taken in by the spectacular beauty of the pipes and be contented with your existing misery. No doubt, the beauty and workmanship of some of the pipes is breath taking... indeed it is “bent upon taking out your breath” sooner or later. Its craftsmanship is not going to make you live longer. But there is every likelihood of its contents shortening your life!
Clay is one of the earliest and finest materials used to design, develop and construct smoking pipes. Such pipes used to be heavy in weight. But modern technology has influenced smoking pipe manufacturing units as well. Very useful pipes, very unique in design, lightweight and comfortable are available in the market, and they are made of the stuff of the finest hand selected Grecian Plateaux briar.Pipe-smoking is a matter of dignity and supposed to be the symbol of high status. How does the sight of hot ashes spilling out from the pipes look like? Of course majestic!Pipe smokers always compare themselves to cigarette-smokers and not to non-smokers. They ident that their system of smoking is less dangerous to human health than cigarette-smoking, nevertheless dangerous!To start with, they argue about the difference between cigar tobacco and pipe tobacco.
Moreover, the society reveres the pipe smoker more than the cigarette smoker! Due to the relentless campaign against smoking, the prohibited zones of smoking are increasing fast. You have to just throw the cigarette out, before entering a “no smoking” zone. If you have a pipe, you need not throw it out! Just place the pipe in a coat pocket. Your problem is solved, and your loss is minimized!
Another operational advantage! The nicotine that you inhale deep, while smoking the cigarette is the real damage causing activity. The inhaling process is less intense, while smoking a pipe. Since the flavor part in pipes is intense, it is itself joy-giving and there is no necessity to transport the smoke into your lungs. Moral of the story: Pipes are safe; cigarette smoking is injurious to health!
Now, to talk about the structural advantage: In pipes, no nitrate paper is used. Pipe tobacco contains much less additives. Once again pipe scores over cigarette smoking! Both are damaging to human health- doubt it not, in spite of hearing lesser evil and more evil arguments.