Sunday, 21 June 2015

Smoking: Break the Habit?

Hello! our previous post mentioned the possibility of a designated smoking area that can be found within the school grounds. At RP Daily, we try to keep an open and neutral mind on all subjects that may or may not oppose our own principles. Thus, this post will be about cutting the habit of smoking instead.

Smoking is a bad habit. It is unhealthy and while difficult to drop,it is most definitely a habit that can be stopped with constant dedication and willpower.

Above is a diagram of the human body and the different effects nicotine has on the different organs. Nicotine has both short-term and long-term negative effects on the human body. As is seen on the Health Promotion Board website(;

"Tobacco use kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide - an average of one person every six seconds - and accounts for one in 10 adult deaths worldwide. It kills up to half of all users. Most of tobacco's damage to health does not become evident until years or even decades after the onset of use. So, while tobacco use is rising globally, the epidemic of tobacco-related disease and death has yet to reach its peak."

There are several ways smokers can stop their habit.
1)Temporarily substituting cigarettes with nicotine gums.
2)Halving the cigarette consumption you already have, or gradually reducing the number of times you smoke within a day.

Please write in the comments section below your experiences in cutting your smoking habits and the struggles you had to deal with.

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