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The holy puff
Smoking has become a global phenomenon, which surely breaks the barrier of the rich and the poor. It crosses the domain of sex, religion and location. From the ancient times till date, the societal pyramid has bowed down to smoking.
“CAN I have a puff?” This has been a common question among the masses these days. Smoking has become a global phenomenon, which surely breaks the barrier of the rich and the poor. Its surely a classic example of the thoughts of Kenichi Ohmae as he has portrayed in his famous book ’Borderless World’. It crosses the domain of sex, religion and location. From the ancient times till date, the societal pyramid has bowed down to smoking. But why? Many people say that the nicotine kicks hard…some say it is the status quo…some say it is a stress reliever…some say it is the option for beating sleep. Do you agree?

Experts say smoking, though it surely complies with fewer of the above, it surely is holy to the soul of the poor thoughts, who welcome many critical ailments. Visualise and compare the saints on a hill top smoking raw tobacco to the corporate enigma smoking away happily on Marlboro to the power houses of the country. Such a notion penetrates deep into the society, where smoking is often exploited and government’s notices of restriction fail. In such circumstances, the statutory warning “cigarette smoking is injurious to health” leaves a pale face. Adding to the same, the cross border infiltration of cheaper brands has escalated the menace by the distribution of impure form of tobacco. Can one believe that a large chunk of government revenue is absorbed from the cigarette industry? Fact is that health is being compromised for public wealth. Though nicotine in filtered varieties and anti nicotine brands has been tested, but the essence of pure tobacco still kicks “rock and roll” in the minds of many; not only that, smoking has also aggravated the dialect of other addiction by fostering alcohol, drugs and other psychotropic drugs.

Its surely a difficult phenomenon to avoid the holy puff, but people should realise the fact of its effects. That is possible when proper highlights of smoking is channelised and restrictive smoking is honoured. Any form of addiction is a penetration which is killing. So people’s awareness and alternative should be applied. But nowadays people are more aware, thanks to government’s awareness as the notion of a filmy hero smoking away has failed to leave footprints. More proactive steps are needed to be enacted to make smoking a wonderful experience. Otherwise, the holy smoke may bring in carcinogenic menaces to the society.

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