It’s our own toxic habits ingrained over time that has inflicted the greatest damage to human welfare as compared to other external agents. Tobacco, regardless of the health hazards it entails, continues to thrive in its consumption. And given the smoker’s tremendous addiction,
social awareness and extensive campaigning about its grave health implications have only managed to drive a handful of people towards a healthier way of living, with the majority continuing to live under the threat of tobacco, putting global health and welfare at stake. Following are the major health threats, our addiction to tobacco is exposing us to.
6 million tobacco-induced deaths annually are a conspicuous reflection of the large-scale havoc this lethal addiction has been unleashing in the heart of our existence. To begin with – coronary diseases, stroke, bronchitis, emphysema, besides a plethora of other pulmonary ailments has been proven to be direct consequences of smoking. It’s reported that smokers amongst all are most likely to bear infertility issues, pregnancy complications, miscarriages. Hazards of smoking ring loud in time, for it, passes through gene pools to plague new-borns with critical health ailments and birth defects. In the long run, smokers have also been recorded to develop fragile bones, bad oral health, increased chances of type 2 diabetes and several ophthalmic complications of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Smoking is no longer confined to an individual hazard. It affects a large population of non-smokers too through passive smoking besides mutating our gene pool in grievous ways imaginable. For the sake of a better, healthier world – it’s time we triumph over our toxic addictions.