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Irsyadi Nafis
Faculty of Engineering at University of Proklamasi 45

Before we are going to smoke, how far do you know about cigarette? Which one are you like? Passive or active? Danger of Smoking Perhaps you have already known that other people inhale cigarette smoke near you is more dangerous for you than for  smokers themselves. Main smoke is smoke inhaled directly into the lungs of smokers and in the blow back. Side Smoke is smoke produced by the burning end of the cigarette. The problem is air which containing cigarette smoke and you suck. It will disrupt your health, because cigarette smoke contains dangerous substance. These are some substances in cigarette :
1.    TAR : It contains chemicals that are toxic. it damages lung cells and leds to the cancer.
2.    Carbon monoxide : Toxic gas which can result in reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen.
3.    Nicotine : One type of stimulant drugs that can damage the heart and blood circulation, and also make the wearer nicotine addiction.
From news that Indonesia ranks third after China and India, in case of death due to cigarette smoking. Based on a survey of Public Health Association of Indonesia in 2007, as many as 1127 people die every day from smoking. So that is why we do not need to be cool or whatever they said to you, just ignore them. But don’t just be big mouth. You have to prove it first to make that you are not smoker. Let me tell you something, It is better to look at the fact first. About 50 thousands people die every year in Britain as direct result of smoking. This is seven times as many as die in road accidents. Nearly a quarter of smokers die because of diseases caused by smoking. Ninety percent of lung cancers are caused by smoking.

 If we smoke five cigarettes a day, we are six times more likely to die of lung cancer than a non smoker. If we smoke twenty cigarettes a day, the risk is nineteen greater. Ninety five percent of people who suffer of bronchitis are people who are smoking. Smokers are two and half times more likely to die of heart disease than non smokers.Additionally, children of smoker are more likely to develop bronchitis and pneumonia. In one hour in smoky room, non smoker breathes as much as substance causing cancer as if he had smoked fifteen cigarettes.
Smoking is really good for tobacco companies because they do make much money from smoking habit. Smoking however is not good for every body else.
Eye irritation, headaches, dizziness, sore throat, cough and shortness of breath.
Pregnant women who smoke or passive smoking, giving toxic substances from tobacco smoke to the fetus through the bloodstream. Nicotine causes the fetal heart rate quickened, carbon monoxide also causes reduced oxygen which received by the fetus. Children whose parents smoke are more likely to encounter suffering chest pains, ear infections, nose and throat. And they have double chances to be hospitalized in the first year of their lives.
Many people know the dangers of smoking, but not many care. Seeing the dangers that can be posed cigarettes, presumably among us need to work together to do three main things, those are Communication and information about the dangers of smoking, both for the smoker directly or passive smoking. Providing special places for people who smoke in order to nonsmokers were not exposed to the negative impacts.

Sources :
detik news : Kematian Akibat Merokok, Indonesia Tempati Peringkat Ketiga di Dunia. Detik.com, on Mei, 29 2009 Retrieved on March. 21, 2013 from http://news.detik.com/read/2009/05/29/173401/1139487/10/kematian-akibat-merokok-indonesia-tempati-peringkat-ketiga-di-dunia
Terindikasi : Kandungan Rokok. Terindikasi.com on April. 22, 2012. Retrieved on March 21, 2013 from http://www.terindikasi.com/2012/04/kandungan-rokok.html