The rate at which young people smoke these days is very alarming.
Sadly, smoking is seen as the new cool!
If you smoke, you are seen as civilised and exposed… And when you don’t, you are seen as timid!
Some even glorify and baptise it by saying they do shisha and not the conventional cigarette.
A smoker is a smoker and shisha is not better… It is only flavoured!
Smoking is bad!
Too detrimental to health!
They say; everything that has a disadvantage has an advantage… But I can’t think of any advantage smoking has.
Another sad thing to smoking is the fact that it is addictive. Most smokers start as teenagers and become overly addicted by adulthood!
By that time, some of them may honestly want to quit, but then it becomes difficult and requires strong discipline and determination to stop!
The major reason why most young people smoke is trend…
Second is peer influence…
Third is background and upbringing…
Fourth is the media ie the things we see in movies and music videos etc…
There are many other reasons but in all smoking is very bad and dangerous.
In the last few years, we have had cases of young people dying or very ill because a vital organ is damaged. We have had to contribute money for some of them to get adequate treatment. Some of these ailments come as a result of lifestyle.
Smoking leads to a lot of diseases, weakens the immune system, gives you bad breath, makes you age faster and gives you a horrible skin.
Smoking can also affect your behaviour adversely thereby putting you into a lot of trouble…
We should all say no to SMOKING!
Marilyn Oma Anona
Model: Queen Victoria Nwobodo