How much detrimental is Smoking to health

How dangerous the tobacco is

On May 31 the world observe the world no tobacco day. World Health Organization WHO has told this that 6 million people died in 2011 due to uses of tobacco . This figure will increase up to 8 million by the year of 2030. World second cause of death is tobacco uses. Tobacco is responsible for killing one in every ten adult people globally. From 1987 the world is observing the world no tobacco day to send the message to the world population that how dangerous the tobacco is.

Some fatal diseases caused by tobacco uses

Heart diseases especially coronary heart diseases are caused by excessive smoking. Tobacco may cause cancer in lungs, throat, mouth, lips, tongue and intestinal areas. Tobacco toxins can cause heart attack and brain hemorrhage. 25 fatal diseases are caused by 4,000 tobacco chemicals including nicotine. Buerger's disease is another fatal disease caused by smoking. In many cases smoker’s kidneys can’t discharge the wastes of tobacco and those wastes are stored in the distant parts of the body like legs. It causes inflammation and reduces blood circulation in those areas. Continuing smoking in this situation may cause gangrene and ultimately it leads to death or losing legs.

Besides these, smoking may cause miscarriage to a woman and giving birth to a baby with lesser weight, dull headed and handicapped. Smoking causes gastric, asthma, high blood pressure, and chronic bronchitis in both genders and other various complicacies in the human body. It acts like a slow poison in human body. Nicotine of tobacco which is considered a powerful poison reduces sexual ability both in men and women. Smoking causes imbalance of palpitation and nervousness. One cigarette reduces 6 minutes of life length. If 1mg. nicotine is taken in an injection form it can kill a person more instantaneously than cyanide. Smoking is highly risky for the patients of diabetes and high blood pressure. In one sentence, tobacco is injurious to top to bottom of a human body.

Forms of using tobacco


People use tobacco in various forms such as chewing, smoking and sniffing. Chewing tobacco contains 28 cancer causing ingredients such as nitrosamines, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, hydrazine, arsenic, nickel, cadmium, benzopyrene and polonium. People of Indian sub continent chew tobacco with betel paan. A good number of American people use chewable smokeless tobacco. Smoking is noticeable all over the world. Once, Indian sub continent people were used to use ‘Hookah’ for smoking. Cigarettes and Bidis have replaced those now.    

Smokers in the world


Killing people by tobacco has now become an epidemic form which is quite preventable. WHO has revealed the statistics that more than two thirds of the world smokers live in just ten countries. 

1. China

2. India

3. Indonesia

4. Russia

5. USA

6. Japan

7. Brazil

8. Germany

9. Bangladesh

10. Turkey


25 per cent of Chinese are smokers. It is one third of the world smokers. 60 per cent Russian people as well 30 per cent women are smokers. Unlike western countries smoking in India is on the rise. 30 per cent to 40 per cent of Balkans people are smokers. In England the percentage is 28. In the United States tobacco uses are lessening. President Obama has recently given up smoking.

Passive smoking


Second hand smoking is called passive smoking. Passive smoking is all the same like active smoking. Breathing smokers’ smoke is enough for health hazards suffer active smokers. Children are badly affected by this type of smoking.

How to quit smoking

My mathematics teacher couldn’t do any difficult sum without smoking first. He believed that smoking is the food for brain. Most smokers are not mathematicians. I’ve seen many people want to give up smoking but can’t do that in any way. Some people say that I’ll quit it tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. Some I’ve seen told it that he had given up smoking but in no times they were seen to smoke. So, it is hard quitting smoking. I’ve done it successfully in my life. I don’t believe in reducing numbers in quitting this bad habit. Just follow my example. One day I decided to quit smoking from that day till now that is working. My religion played a great role in this occurrence. Every religion teaches good things. Smoking is poisonous. It kills the smokers and his family as well as other people around him. Should I buy poison with my money (hard earned or gotten by chance)? Never, never and never.  I’ve seen a man chewing chocolates almost all the time. I asked the reason; he replied, “it helped me quitting smoking.” So, it’s a good idea. Whenever you get thirsty for a cigarette you enter a chocolate ball into your mouth. Carry on this for some days. Hope, you’ll not come back. Be realistic in spending your money whether it is hard earned by you or given by your parents.

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allexia26 5 years ago

Very good hub I also have a battle with smoking, my mother said she quit, she chews gum instead, she said juicy fruit helps her fight the cravings the best

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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka Author

Thanks Alexia to see you again. I have successfully done it in my life. Smoking is complete wastage of your money and health. I now follow this rule- 'don't waste your money and health anyway.'

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sofs 5 years ago

Upal, great information and a thought provoking hub. Breaking a habit is easy, it calls for self determination and developing an alternative routine to form newer and healthier habits. Glad that you have been able to break your habit. Best wishes to you ;)

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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka Author

Thank you sofs for nice comments and wishes. I did it in my life although it was not so easy for me. After that I felt my self confidence grew strong. I'm too able to do any hardest task.

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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Upal-good for you for kicking the nicotine habit. I believe the way to kick any habit is through awareness first. If it is a habit we do it without thinking. If we want to stop the habit we must be thinking about what we are doing to make a different choice.

But, nicotine is one of the hardest habits to kick because it is so addictive. It is more than psychological addiction. It is also addictive physiologically. Therefore, there are some actual physical withdraw symptoms that occurs. It is also mentally addictive-which can cause irritability and nervousness. It is poison that smokers put into their bodies and fill the air for other, nonsmokers, to inhale.

I used to smoke once in a while when I was 'stressed'. Then, I got hooked. The last time I smoked was June 2004. I had the idea to 'follow my thoughts' whenever I wanted a cigarette. I was feeling lonely or sad when I wanted to smoke. Instead of smoking I began to allow the feelings and just experience that. Awareness of what I was feeling was instrumental in my kicking the habit.

My mother died of lung cancer and my husband died of a tumor in his esophegus that was cancerous. Both were heavy smokers. I took care of both of them as they made their transistion into the next world. It was difficult with my mother, but ten times worse to lose my husband.

In North Carolina one of the products that is grown for sale is tobacco. I can drive down the country roads and see field after field of tobacco growing and it makes me ill to think of how many lives will be lost because of this product. They say that passive smoking is deadlier than first hand smoke. Can you imagine all of us who have grown up inhaling the smoke of parents and others who cared for us?

Good hub, very important information. Thanks for sharing.

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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka Author

Denise, I'm so pleased to receive your compliments. I'm shocked to hear the tragedy of your family. Tobacco is killing us worldwide.

In my home district I've seen the same as of yours, miles after miles the tobacco fields. Now the situation is changed in a big amount. People are now concious that tobacco has reduced their cultivable land fertility. They have realized that they have done wrong to their soil. This is good but there are so many cultivating tobacco yet only for earning handsome money.

I thank you again for the valuable comments.

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fucsia 5 years ago

Interesting point about religion. Religion should teach us to love ourselves and smoking is surely not a way to love. That could be a good motivation for those who need it to find a way to quit.

Quitting smoking is possible only if we really want it, as I wrote in my Hub that you have linked here. Thanks for that, appreciate it a lot.

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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka Author

Thanks Fucsia for coming. Smoking in every sense is bad for health. I've been taught it from my religion that any injurious thing to health is forbidden. Smoking is wastage of health, wastage of money, wastage of our environment. So, why should we go for bad? Regards.

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glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

Thank you very much for this Hub. I don't think there can be enough information about the dangers of smoking. This is a very comprehensive Hub that anyone should be able to relate to on some level. Anyone who is looking for resources to teach others about the dangers of tobacco can find lessons, activities, information, and more at

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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka Author

Thank glass for kind comment. I know very few people are motivated by these writings yet someone to remind them the dangers of tobacco.

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Abhaque Supanjang 4 years ago from Kumango - Batusangkar - Sumatera Barat - Indonesia

Did you ever smoke Upal ? It is a dilemma (especially in Indonesia); in one side we want everyone stop smoking - but in the other side cigarette is sold everywhere and advertised so widely at mostly every mass media.

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upal19 4 years ago from Dhaka Author

Yes, I used to smoke. I've given up. Thanks for the comment.

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