Scorched By Smoke
Have you seen a man who is burning within and a smoke comes out from his body’s openings? Not yet? Why not try to light a stick of cigarette and see how it burns and smoke your throat, lungs, mouth and other parts of your respiratory systems, not to mention other health risk implications of it and be burn alive by just burning a stick of cigarette daily. Try it, as smoking addicts persuade non-smokers.
The scorching effects of cigarette smoking really hurts though smoking addicts in contrast says it makes them feels good or gave them a comforting sensation, wherein this sensation becomes a trap to addiction. Sometimes, when the scorch is already severe, it is only then an addict smoker felt the scorch and regret for smoking too much.
In the Philippines, the National Statistics Office reveals that out of 9,705 Filipino respondents( virtual representation of 61.3 million Filipinos) 28.3 % or 17.3 million Filipinos were current tobacco or cigarette smokers and 22.5 % or 13.8 million smoke almost every day, which is really kind of alarming and not considering those non-smokers who inhale the smoke from these smokers, which is according to first Philippine Global Adult Tobacco Survey that 48.8 % or 29.8 million of non-smoking Filipinos were exposed to cigarette smoke in their respective homes. These statistics data were done only last year 2009.
Despite of the campaigns against the dangerous health implications of cigarette smoking still every one do it, especially the new Philippine president himself –Pnoy who is a frequent cigarette smoker. Though the Department of Health’s campaign to put images about the bad health effects of smoking on cigarette labels, it was not well supported by many Filipinos and the cigarette or tobacco companies in the Philippines still somewhat reluctant or hesitant to the ideas of the Department of Health.
I just don’t know why many Filipinos never heeds much about this campaign wherein it is also for their own good; which when perchance their illness which was brought by their cigarette smoking habit becomes worse, only then they will heed and realized they are wrong and quit smoking. Why when everything becomes worse and the fire is already so big, it is only then most Filipinos will heed the warning they formerly ignore when the fire is still small. They still wait to be burn alive before they stop burning nicotine that burns their very important bodily systems like their respiratory systems.