March 7, 2008

Stop smoking for your own good

Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking. Smoking is a killer disease which is found to be the prime cause for numerous deaths around the world. On an average, people who smoke die 5 to 8 years earlier than people who don’t smoke. Smoking affects lung and causes lung cancer. Smoking also increases the production of acids in the stomach, which often leads to ulcers and heartburn. Smokers are also at risk of developing mouth ulcers and dental problems such as teeth discoloration, gum bleeding, bad breath, and tooth decay. Heart disease and strokes are also more common among smokers than non-smokers. Currently it has been estimated that smoking kills one out of every ten adults. If the same trend continues it may kill one out of every six people by 2030. The government of India has launched many anti-smoking campaigns to elaborate the harmful effects of smoking but to no avail. So before it’s too late, before you deeply regret please stop smoking. Quitting smoking requires a lot of hard work and determination but you can quit smoking if you very optimistic. Quit smoking to live longer and lead a happier life. So when are you planning to quit?

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