Kolkata, May 30 : Tobacco is a slow poison that kills people every day from inside. According to the reports of WHO, it has been successful in claiming more than eight million lives on a global scale. It has not only affected people with direct use but has also claimed around 1.2 million lives of ‘passive smokers’.
The temporary high and relaxation it provides makes people rely on it. Little do they realise that it has placed them on a ticking time bomb which would blast and result in maximum damage further leading to casualties. The lungs, as a part of the human body, end up suffering the most. According to Consultant, CK Birla Hospitals, CMRI Ranjan Das,'With the pandemic situation of Coronavirus, the respiratory system gets triggered as a primary prey to it. So, it is very important to strengthen our immunity. Smoking can just worsen such a situation as it directly affects the respiratory system which plays a vital role in the human body.'
'Smoking, as a temporary relaxation, at the cost of human life is not worth it. The lockdown has increased the rate of smoking as people are staying indoors and have chosen to smoke in the fleeting moments with a false notion of quitting after the lockdown ends. It is that one bad habit that can turn your whole life upside down, leaving you clueless of what next,' Dr Das said. (UNI)