Dear Mr. Smoker,
I know you have no interest in your health and have no regard for others’ opinion either. But please, do try to understand that I do not want to become a smoker. Not even a passive smoker.
I do not want to have black lungs. More than that, I do not want to cough like an asthmatic patient, which is also is to say, I do not want to get asthma. Nor do I want to experience any sort of breathlessness.
Do you realize that every time I stand next to you, you smell like old socks and smoke? The smell makes me want to gag… you as well as myself.
I know you are least concerned about the health of other people in your life. But please, just slow down for a moment and think about your family….or any person you are spatially closest to. What pleasure do you get in exposing them to that cancer causing agent in your hand called a cigarette?
If you think that smoke will do nothing, then read this:
The first global study into the effects of passive smoking has found that second hand smoke causes 600,000 deaths every year – this is more than 1% of all deaths. One-third of those killed are children, often exposed to smoke at home.
According to the study, the highest numbers of people exposed to second-hand smoke are in Europe and Asia and the lowest rates of exposure were in the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean and Africa. The research also revealed that passive smoking had a large impact on women, killing about 281,000 worldwide. This is due to the fact that in many parts of the world, the study suggests, women are at least 50% more likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke than men.[Courtesy: doctorndtv.com]