BALNIGWAR, BALOCHISTAN: Smoking has become a serious cause for concern around the world, given its consequences on the health of the smoker and those around him or her.
Active and passive smoking have destroyed many lives as it causes diseases such as lung cancer, mouth cancer, bronchitis and heart problems amongst others. Despite the warnings on cigarette packs, people continue to smoke their health away.
People also indulge in the use of other drugs such as cocaine, marijuana and heroin, which are also disastrous for health. The English saying goes, ‘health is wealth’; but unfortunately, the smoker and drug abuser are wasting their health by giving in to the short-term gratification these drugs cause.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 28th, 2019.