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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Need For The Creation of Smokers Association !!!!!!


phone rings !!!!!!!!

 Caller: hey cynto how you doing
Me : my dear am fine ooo,how is work and every thing ?
Caller : work is fine.... you sef persin no dey even see you , this your work ehhhh
Me : how i go do na , man gats to hustle .... but no worry one weekend we go just enter one place inside town ...(laughs) flex small ...
Caller : my sister e go make sense oooo
Me: ehen how far that your smoke matter wey you bin teh Me about that time , wey you say u wan stop hahhahahah i no say u no fit stop am , na your second name be that 
Caller : my dear i no tell u,,after  that day wey we see i bin no smoke for like three days , but now i teh you say ehh i never touch cigar or any one for like four months 
Me : o boyyyyyyy i comot cap for you , you try wella , abeg when we see you go gist me more 
Caller : babe no wahala na , make i reach house i just close from office 
Me : ok dear , bye and drive safe 
 Drops call ......


Hmmmmm , i was excited about the call but the most exciting part came from the fact he has been able to make a decision on his smoking problem, having struggled with it for sixteen years and finally its dusted . 
I must say its not easy to quit but its just a simple step to begin , a friend celebrated ten years of smoking pure marijuana november 2015 and i asked him when he intends to quit but amazingly he never had any plan of quitting . 

 Smoking has a universal effect which is not positive. it is imperative to know that some regard it to be fun, but i wonder what could be fun in consuming an item that is capable of endangering a person's health 

According to research 

  • Each day, more than 3,200 people under 18 smoke their first cigarette, and approximately 2,100 youth and young adults become daily smokers.
  •  9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18,  and 98% start smoking by age 26.
  • 1 in 5 adults and teenagers smoke 
With the alarming rate of smokers , it baffles me that an association has not be founded , which can cater for their health when the need arises . it is amazing that alot have been written about smoking , smokers and the disadvantge yet the statistic is on the rise . could it be that this problem has come to stay without leaving again , if that is the case we could atleast seek ways to reduce these problem.
Research has it that : 

  • Craving.
  • Anxiety.
  • Restlessness.
  • Headaches.
  • Irritability.
  • Hunger.
  • Difficulty with concentration.
  • Just feeling awful.
are all result of the nicotin that is contained in cigarette , so if you are a regular smoker you will need to smoke for this feeling to varnish when it start .
Below are diseaese that pops up as a result of smoking....

  • Lung cancer
  • COPD
  • Heart disease
  • Other cancers 
  • Circulation. The chemicals in tobacco can damage the lining of the blood vessels.
  • Sexual problems
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ageing
  • Fertility 
  • Menopause
Finally enumerating the dangers of smoking can not be exhuasted as it is too numerous , ranging from primary and secondary , the smoker is affected and the person who constantly stays around smoking environment is affected.
But one question that keeps lingering in my mind is having a smokers association that will cater for its members when they are faced with any of the diseases that comes from smoking .In the US there is the presence of the American lung Association which it goals is for those that intend to quit smoking , which i will say is a step in the right direction . But in Nigeria we have none , yet people kill themselves everyday in the name of 'having fun' or 'leaving life'... wooow yet when they are faced with any of those sicknesses there will be no one to help them out not even their smoking buddies .If there is no body to fight for smokers (by the way smoking in public places is not even allowed) then its time for smokers to realise that they are running the race alone and so making a decision to quit is the best thing that can ever happen in 2016 ,yes i know it wont be easy but it will be a step in the right direction , i have seen people count 10years of smoking ,5 years of smoking but in all this no pension or allowances , why kill yourself gradually for nothing??????????
Make up your mind today , take a stand and see your tomorrow smiling , help someone around you to quit smoking today honestly you will be saving a life ....


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