Someone has prophesied that once tabocco disappears from the earth the whole world is likely to be in great disoder. This might be an exaggeration, but the danger of smoking cannot be underestimated.
Smoking is a curse which affacts the whole globe. Currently, there are 1.3 billion smokers across the world, among whom 650 million would die earlier due to smoking. China alone has hundreds of millions of smokers. Addicted smokers say that they can do without food for a day but cannot endure the suffering for two hours without smoking a cigarette. Smoking pollutes the air and damages the health, consequently increasing the incidence of lung cancer substatially.
The member states of the World Health Organization created a World No-smoking Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and prevention of disease and death it causes. Now May 31 of each year is known as the World No Tobacco Day. The harm of smoking has been proverbial, and the numbers of no-smoking public places are on the increase. The pertinent publicity afforded by public opinion over a long time and the popularization of effective ways of giving up smoking have produced such positive and desirable results that many addicts have kissed tobacoo good-bye. They have, after suffering a lot in the process of quitting smoke, been amply rewarded by the resultant benefit. The key to quitting smoking altogether lies in perservance, which is the surest road to success.
It is to be admitted , however, that only a small number of addicts have made a clean break, mainly among middle-aged and older disease-ridden peopel and intellectuals. What causes real concern is the fact that an increasing number of young people have developed a smoking habit. According to certain statistics,20 percent of youngsters of 13 to 15 years old worldwide are now smokers.
It is difficult but not impossible to quit smoking. Beginning from today- the World No Tobacco Day, if smokers in our country, who account for one-third of the world's smokers, can resist the temptation of tobacco to leave off smoking for one day and manage to give up smoking as early as possible for their own health and for the health of their relatives and friends,then immeasurable benefits will be created.