We all, smokers as well as non-smokers, know smoking. Everyone has his own opinion about it and everyone can also speak about this problem aloud. This is why our team decided to explain our attitude to smoking. We think smoking is too wide spread vice and too little things have been told about danger and harm of smoking. It is obviously that SMOKING KILLS or/and it causes several diseases and health problems, which can lead you to early death.
Today smoking is the most common addiction. There are more have been more researches done studying social and psychological problems that lead people to consume tobacco. There are also researches about consequences of smoking and addiction to it.
We can divide people into two groups, smokers and non-smokers, already at the age of 15, somewhere even earlier, but usually in secondary school, when youngsters start to think they are old enough and mature. This is why some of us take up smoking. But there are a lot of differences between smokers and non-smokers, especially about health and length of life. There are a lot of diseases known which are consequences of long-time smoking. However, everyone lives his own life, so non-smokers should accept smokers and their bad habit. On the other hand, it has been found out, that passive smoking is even more harmful than active. This leads us to the fact that even the most passionate smoker has no right to endanger non-smoker's health and life.
It is well known that every ten seconds a person dies of consequences of smoking. In 1990 more than 3 million people died of smoking, but the number is getting higher every day. If there are not any changes in smoking and use of tobacco, probably 10 million people will die of smoking in 2020. Because of this, many countries have passed several laws that limit or even ban smoking. But some countries, on the contrary, try to gain as much as possible by tobacco. Actually, together by factories producing cigarettes also the government earns money by high taxes on cigarettes.
Smokers should themselves be aware of the harm of smoking and also how much money they spend on cigarettes. If you smoke 10 cigarettes per day, you spend about $30 (in Slovenia) in a month and about $400 yearly only on cigarettes. But there are few smokers that smoke only 10 cigarettes a day. Also, if you think this is not so much money, you have to know that you spend it only against your health, which is probably worth more than only $30 per month.
If we look at smoking from a very rational side, we can say there is nothing good in it except the joy and maybe habit. On the other hand, there are a lot of disadvantages, especially the diseases and other problems that should a smoker persuade to give up smoking.