Today is an awareness day – World No Tobacco Day. While it is expected that we abstain from tobacco consumption for 24 hours, we need to understand that what is of the utmost importance here is the issue of addiction.
Tobacco is able to cause such massive harm to the world because we humans get addicted to it. In India, we cringe on seeing the graphic photos on the packets of cigarettes and feel disgusted when two awareness ads play in the cinema halls when we go watch a movie.
Let today be the time when you stop cringing and start acting. Don’t let your addiction take over your life. 100 million people died due to tobacco addiction in the 20th century!
Here are 10 alarming facts about tobacco that are shocking:
Fact sources: World Health Organization, Action on Smoking & Health