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Updated on April 24, 2017
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Venkat passed through lots of ups and downs in life with frequent health issues of family members ,gained much experience in tackling them.

Smoking kills you

People smoke stylishly. But do not realise how killing smoking is.
People smoke stylishly. But do not realise how killing smoking is. | Source

Smoking is hazardous to health

I do not want to hurt people's sentiments or degrade them. But I want to bring forth awareness in them regarding the dangers and bad consequences of cigarette smoking. Recently I have come across many reports and articles throwing light and warning people against the hazards of cigarette smoking in The Washington Post and through many other reliable sources and medical websites. As my son himself is a smoker, I am worried much and keep on advising him about the bad consequences of it by updating him about these findings.

Some facts about cigarettes and links to Surgeon General Report

Do you ever know that a burned cigarette produces thousands of chemicals and some of them very poisonous? And when you put it into your mouth and inhale the smoke, hundreds of poisonous gases enter into your body causing much damage to your throat, lungs and the whole system of your body?

It is a scientifically proven fact that the smoke inhaled from the burned cigarette contains many poisonous agents that pass into your lungs such as nicotine, carbon monoxide, the carcinogen and even radioactive metals that stick to your cells all causing cancer and many other deadly complications in your body.

It is further established as per some more links provided at bottom of this article that even non-smokers who inhale the smoke from your lighted cigarettes or from the released smoke out of your mouth are also prone to lung cancer because of the only reason that they are keeping nearer to you in your room or office or any place. There is no other fault of their own.

The following links can give you a detailed report of the hazards of smoking recently confirmed by US Surgeon General and other researchers,

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/surgeon-general-report-links-more-diseases-health-problems-to-smoking-tobacco/2014/01/16/c0552c90-7eb5-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

http://pub.mims.com/India/topic/medical-tribune-in/nearly-1-billion-smokers-worldwide-time-to-talk-harm-reduction?elq_mid=150&elq_cid=882208

Hazards of Smoking

Health problems caused by your smoking habit
Health problems caused by your smoking habit | Source

More facts about Dangers of Cigarette Smoking

Studies are continuously going on to find out the real facts and establishing the bad consequences of tobacco smoking by conducting researches and collecting statistics so as to spread awareness among people and make them change their lifestyles.

  • It has been established that tobacco smoking is the main reason for most of the lung cancer cases in the world.
  • Nicotine in tobacco smoke is very dangerous as your body becomes addicted to it and it is very difficult to get rid of it.
  • Those who inhale the smoke from the lighted tip of your cigarette or the exhaled smoke from your mouth also become victims of lung cancer.
  • There are many alarming facts about smoking pregnant women and even non-smoking pregnant ladies of smoking husbands. Their babies in the womb are at the risk of getting affected with all the bad consequences like low weight babies, deformation of the body, abortion, miscarriage and even death and more other delivery-related problems.

I have provided at the bottom of this article some more links to support the real facts about dangerous alarming consequences of tobacco smoking which makes it more urgent now for an immediate quitting of the smoking habit for your own well being and for your family's sake also.

Some statistics about smokers in US

Cigarette smokers age-wise, gender-wise and level of education-wise.
Cigarette smokers age-wise, gender-wise and level of education-wise. | Source

First of all, why smoke at all?

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Your excuses for smoking

As I am worried about why people smoke at all, I may like to know some of your reasons for adopting to smoking like giving company to a friend, to remove your tensions, or whether you are attracted by the style of smoking looking at people and liked it and began smoking, etc. Whatever the reason may be, it shouldn't have happened considering the bad effects of smoking. It shows your escape mentality and weakness.


How to quit smoking?

  • You must be coming across these warnings many times in your life. The one that warns in big letters - "cigarette smoking is injurious to health" or the other one that tells "tobacco kills".
  • As it is a serious matter to be thought about, especially if you are a chain smoker or going for smoke many times in a day, it is now time to think over the matter and look for reducing the smoking habit and finally quit it.
  • It may be very difficult to make up your mind.
  • But you must think of your family members and of your dear and near ones if you love them truly and honestly.
  • Whenever you go for purchasing these things, the thought of your family should strike your mind and heart. You must control yourself for their sake.
  • Can't you sacrifice something for your loved ones?
  • You are being asked only to leave this bad and harmful habit for their sake. Not to sacrifice your life.
  • You may have to bear some discomfort and pain while trying to quit. But, you should bear the pain for your family sake.
  • Get yourself more engaged with your family and try to spend more time in their company. This will give you the support required for quitting the smoking habit.
  • You must take the matter seriously and not as a joke. The warning is not for a simple awareness but for some serious contemplation.
  • Get the help of your doctors and friends also besides taking the support of your family members.
  • The American Cancer Society has provided many useful guidelines and information to enable you to quit smoking and to stay quit afterward forever. You can visit their website here and follow the instructions and take their help. https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/guide-quitting-smoking.html

Take the warning seriously "smoking is injurious to health"

In spite of the many awareness programs and advertisements regarding the bad effects of smoking, people are going on continuing the practice and there are many more new entrants every day according to the statistics even though some people are quitting also.

Accept the fact that smoking is not only injurious to you but also to your near and dear ones also. Whenever you smoke and release the coils into the air it spreads around your vicinity in your homes and at outside places and it may enter into the bodies of your family members and friends also. thus causing injury to them. You must have come across this fact in the above-linked reports of medical experts. So consider it as a serious matter.

Save your health and your dear ones' by quitting smoking

I once again stress the need for re-thinking on this need for quitting smoking. Why this unhealthy habit? It only sucks your health and money. You can have some healthy food and fruits etc. with this money and build up your health instead of deteriorating it and that of your near and dear ones.

Next time, when you go for lighting a cigarette think of the warning seriously. Even though it may be a simple slogan for the manufacturers of tobacco products so that they can sell those products, it is not so for you. It is a very serious matter that may cost your life and that of your family members.

If you have the determination and willpower, it should not be difficult for you. You can gradually reduce and quit it with the help of some good friends and assistance of your family. Moreover, there are many counselling clinics and forums to help you.

Below is a video with good illustrations of the inhibitions that you are experiencing and how to overcome them with self-determination and will power applying some workable strategies so that you are gradually oriented towards success in quitting the smoking habit and save your life.

So wish you happy quitting of the smoking habit.

How to Quit Smoking with will power & strategies

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      Venkatachari M 7 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Wow! That is a wonderful and intelligent feedback. You mentioned some wise opinion and suggestions for the smoking teenagers and the social surroundings. It is not only the students, but other younger generations also who succumb to this bad habit of smoking and tobacco unable to bear the tensions and other day-to-day problems of life. They think themselves to be very weak and helpless and consider as they are the only ones who are being tortured. They assume all others as well placed and do not have any problems and so not addicted. This insecurity, weakness, and fear among them should be driven out and for that, I believe, they need mental support and help. It can take a lot of time and much of our endurance and patience in teaching and the empowering of their willpower.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 7 months ago from Essex, UK

      The evidence of the dangers of smoking is so well documented now that there is no excuse of ignorance among those who choose to smoke. In the UK, there have been numerous health-based campaigns. Bans on television cigarette advertising are now in place, and conversely all cigarette packets have to carry very large and unambiguous government health warnings graphically stating that 'smoking kills'. Taxation has escalated dramatically the price of cigarettes, and smoking is now banned in enclosed public spaces. The result has been a decline in smoking from more than 50% of adults in the 1940s/50s to less than 20% today. Nonetheless, of course a significant number do still smoke.

      As I say, there is no excuse, and perhaps little more can be done, but there is one suggestion I would make. I once did a very small survey as to why students take up smoking in the first place and the reason given was overwhelmingly peer pressure - the desire to look 'cool' and grown-up among one's friends.

      And yet when I see children or teenagers smoking, I don't think they look 'cool' or adult - I think they look immature, and weak minded to have succumbed to such peer pressure. If the social climate was such that all teenagers who smoke were seen in that way, then the desire to light up, would drop very dramatically.

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      Venkatachari M 8 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Yes, I know it is very difficult. But, one must realize the bad effects of it and start getting rid of the habit. I think nothing is impossible.

      Thanks, Audrey, for your visit and a nice comment.

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Such a difficult habit to break and so important to stop! Great hub!

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      Venkatachari M 10 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you for visiting my hub even in your own distressed circumstances. Your comment is much worthy for me. But only a limited number of people understand the importance of quitting smoking. Most of them ignore all these messages.

      I pray for the speedy recovery of your grandson and wish all my well wishes to you and all your family members.

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      Patricia Scott 10 months ago from sunny Florida

      This is so important to share, Venkatachari. Too many lives are lost each year due to smoking.

      My sister was a heavy smoker until 1987 when she had a massive heart attack. From that day forth she has never had another cigarette. I was a smoker at that time, smoking less than half a pack a day but any cigarettes are too many. From the time I got the news of her near death, I put down the cigarettes and never have had one again either. I quit cold turkey...all of the other methods did not work for me.

      Hopefully those who need to read this article will find it and benefit from the information.

      Once again Angels are on the way ps

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      Venkatachari M 12 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      If it is something done by you, you can take the help of Grammarly to dress it up quite good in much lesser time. I will look forward to it.

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      Gustave Kilthau 12 months ago from USA

      Mr. "V" (Venkatachari_M on HubPages) -

      Is it possible - All I have left to do with that article I promised you is to go through it a bit to intercept bad spelling and misplaced commas and the like. I will probably be done with it in just several more days. Simplification of techie stuff is most difficult to do, so I have learned from this exercise.

      Regards,

      Gus

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      Venkatachari M 12 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      I know it, Gus. It is much difficult than all we think. There is my own elder son here. He doesn't care all these instructions and warnings. He even attacks people giving him instructions. There might be many millions like him in this world. But, even after knowing all this, I do not lose hope.

      You know, there is a saying in our language. Eating the twigs of Margosa tree (Azadirachta indica) repeatedly turns its bitterness into a sweet taste.

      So, let us hope, one day or other they will realise their innocence or foolishness and try to quit the habit for their family sake (if not for their own sake).

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      Gustave Kilthau 12 months ago from USA

      Mr "V" (Venkatachari_M on HubPages) -

      Not to pass you by , good friend, it is good of you to put this article up for as many readers as might be tempted to read about smoking tobacco, lo these many years of being told of there being so many reasons to quit their smoking. If I can figure out how to do it without the whole deal being a terrible bore to read, I will put up a summary of a pretty interesting tobacco smoking experiment completed back in 1964. Maybe the "numbers" will be meaningful to some who are motivated toward smoking cessation. One never knows how facts can intervene in habituation. (Usually not very much, right?)

      Regards,

      Gus

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      Venkatachari M 12 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you, Frank. I want all people to read this and understand the problem and quit smoking or advise their smoking friends to quit the habit.

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      Frank Atanacio 12 months ago from Shelton

      Mr. V.. this is so important.. this hub should be read by young high school kids who think it's cool to smoke.. This will no doubt put a chill in their bones about smoking.. a very choice hub my friend :)

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      Gustave Kilthau 12 months ago from USA

      Bok Devika (DDE on HubPages) -

      If you want some interesting things about tobacco smoke, Google "Kilthau, GF" or "Radioactivity of tobacco smoke." The nicotine in tobacco is a real "nothing" compared to the rest of the stuff...

      Regards,

      Gus

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      Venkatachari M 12 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you, Devika, for your visit and comment.

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      Devika Primić 12 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I tried smoking but for one moment and never did again. A bad habit that once started is hard to give up. Interesting an informative hub.

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      Venkatachari M 19 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      I also get these doubts. But, they are much weaker and cannot resist to it. They are habituated and so much addicted to it. I think, even though they are seeing all these warnings and want to leave it, just they can't do it. It requires much will power which they lack. So, we should be sorry for them and assist them in quitting it.

      Thanks for following me and visiting my hub with such nice comment.

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      James 19 months ago from The Eastern Bypass

      I do not understand why smokers do continue smoking and they see the warnings everywhere even in the very packets that carry the cigarettes.

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      Venkatachari M 19 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thanks for the visit and comment. Glad to know you don't smoke.

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      madugundu krishna 19 months ago from Yemmiganur

      i have no interest in the smoking

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      Venkatachari M 21 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thanks for the visit and comment. But they should not wait till 60s. One should awake much earlier and get conscious of the well being of himself and his/her family also.

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      peachy 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Smoking is bad to all people, they don't know the consequences until they reach 60s

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      Venkatachari M 22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Here is one more great person. I appreciate you and your spouse, even though it took so much time to quit. Congrats Mary, on your achievement. Wish you all the best.

      Thanks for the visit and nice comment.

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      Venkatachari M 22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's nice of you Jackie, to have overcome the temptations and got rid of it. When people have determination they can do the hardest things. The main thing is to take the decision and implement with determination. That's what one should do.

      Thanks for your visit and nice comment.

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      Mary Craig 22 months ago from New York

      Smoking is the worst thing you can do to yourself and the hardest thing to stop! I smoked for 55 years. I quit more times than I can remember, but always went back no matter what I used to quit. Then my husband got sick and was told he had to quit. So, I had to quit too. It wasn't easy, but I did it. If I can do it, anyone can.

      Loved the video!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago from The Beautiful South

      I quit smoking 13 years ago and am so thankful. Even while I smoked I knew it was so horrible and offensive besides being a health hazard. They should be outlawed and no one would ever have that worry again.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Excellent post

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Nice to see you, Gus! I am not pulling the trigger. I am simply shouting into their ears. So that after one million shouts, one shout may reach their brain. This is my hope. WE must be positive always and do our work.

      Thanks for your visit and nice comment.

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      Gustave Kilthau 2 years ago from USA

      Here's a thought to pass along to "dedicated" tobacco smokers - "If the bullet to be shot from the gun would take 20 years to penetrate your thick skull, would you still want to pull the trigger?"

      Have an interesting day, Brother Venkatachari.

      Gus :-)))

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Yes, it is simply burning your notes and then for bad health. I always keep telling people. Thanks for your visit and a nice comment, Thus says Nana Marie.

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      ThussaysNanaMarie 2 years ago from In my oyster

      I have often asked myself that as well. How can you buy something and then burn it? What is the point in that? I think i'm too stingy to be a smoker.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you, Nithya, for your visit and comment. It is really unfortunate to see people smoke even after knowing all the bad consequences. What enjoyment do they get in inhaling smoke? We can only pity them.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      I really do not know why people smoke, they are willingly killing themselves. People know about this but still smoke and yes as you say save your health and you near and dear ones. Great hub.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      True. But, I think that nothing can be impossible if one cares for his family and his own well being. A strong will power is what needed.

      Thanks for your visit and nice comment.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      Quitting smoking is a difficult thing to do, because the person is physically addicted to the nicotine. It is however the best thing a person can do for themselves and their family.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      I hope so, Ms Dora. They could be confused and ignorant of what they are going through. Otherwise, why should one do harm to himself or his beloveds?

      Thanks for going through the hub and leaving a comment.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Venkatachari, I heard of a man who did not stop smoking even though his wife complained that the smoke was making her sick. However, when the vet said that the smoke was making the cat sick, he stopped. Could it be that smokers are confused about what they're doing to themselves and other people? Thanks for addressing the subject.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. It is really a very serious problem and our people should recognize the bad effects of smoking as early as possible.

      By the way, I have come to know you have not started writing yet. Share your good ideas and experiences in your field with the fellow hubbers. Wish you good luck.

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      Rehan Ahmad 2 years ago from United States

      Sir, thanks sharing valuable info on such topic . Its very sad that smoking is linked with style and trend. Our body is not made to inhale the fume.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's quite true that it is an addiction. But, there should have been some reason before one starts smoking. You should know that reason first and then analyse the problem and try to solve that problem and quit smoking. Friends and parents should help in this.

      Anyway, thanks for your comments.

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      I think people smoke because its an addiction and because they somehow relate it to being able to relieve them of stress. Overall nice hub. Thanks. Voted up and shared.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thanks a lot for commenting and giving your precious tips for improving my self.

      I really do not appreciate why they smoke knowingly that it is bad. It is really a weakness if they tell it reduces their stress or depression. If they tell it is a living style, that also is not good as it deteriorates the health. People should sincerely rethink and quit this habit.

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      mariexotoni 2 years ago

      Useful article! Some smokers are converting to e-cigs which can cause nicotine toxicity (e-ccigs are still the lesser evil of the 2). But smoking is so detrimental to the body and mind. I think it is really important for smokers to consider quitting and to reflect on the actions they are taking. This could really cause a lot of grief for their loving families if they don't reconsider their habits.

      Just a suggestion for the article to get more reads- just try using some headings and make your text "Scannable". I am still working on this myself. Writing online is so much fun. I wish you luck and keep up the good work! Going to check out one of your delicious Chutney hubs soon. :)

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you mana. I am not discouraged. But thinking whether it does not deserved any comment or people dislike quitting and so are not commenting. Thanks a lot for your appreciation and taking time to comment.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Interesting that no one has commented. Do not be discouraged. A very useful article.

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