Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death. It is a prime factor in heart disease, stroke, and chronic lungs disease. The risk of dying from cigarette smoking also increase yearly. The Philippines was the 15th largest consumer of Tobacco in the world last 2002 and currently has one of the highest smoking rat in Asia. As of 2015, about 5.5 trillion cigarettes were produced globally, and were smoked by over 1.1 billion people or greater than one seventh of the world population. According to the world health organization, smoking related-disease kills one over ten adult globally or cause 4 million deaths.
Nowadays the number of death caused by tobacco keeps on getting higher. A horrific tragedy that goes by day and night, stealing our friends and family members, stealing life every 8second s worldwide. Heart disease, respiratory disease and various variety of cancer are the common bad effect of smoking. Even though most of the smokers knows the danger on using it, they still continue on smoking. But what about those people who don’t smoke but still affected by the bad effects of smoking? they are called second hand smokers. Second hand smoke or the smoke that’s absorb by the people who’s not even take cigarette is much harmful to our health: There are 150 000-300 000 cases of death caused by pneumonia and bronchitis every year. Tobacco tears our family apart and break our heart.
What’s in a cigarette?: According to research there are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarette. When burned, they create 7000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals like benzene, acetaldehyde, arsenic, benzo (a) pyrene, ethylene oxide, and 113-butadiene are known to cause a cancer and many are poisonous. These chemicals damage our DNA that cause cancer.
Our body are designed to deal a bit damage but it’s hard for our body to cope on the harmful chemicals in cigarette. Tobacco smoking takes a decade before the users feels it’s effect. Many of the smokers feels sorry when they already felt the effects of their bad habits. Some of them stops smoking to prevent the bad effects, but most of them didn’t. So we recommend you who’s reading this to stop smoking before it’s too late. We know that you’ll just ignore our advocacy but just think about it. We know that it is hard to quit smoking but think about yourself, or just about the person that cares for you or the person that you love, because the one who’ll be affected the most of your bad habit is not you, it’s the person that you love and the person that care for you, the person who loves you.
Advocacy by CIV151, Avellaneda and Amparo Nuptials Group