Question: Write a paragraph about ‘Dangers of Smoking’ by answering the questions below.
- Is smoking a bad habit?
- What are the harmful effects of smoking?
- What steps have been taken by the Government to discourage smoking?
- Is a social campaign necessary against smoking?
Answer: Smoking is a hard habit without any doubt. There are many harmful effects of this bad habit. The most dangerous effect is that it causes a serious health hazard. A smoker increases the risk of being attacked with heart attack, stroke, and cancer. S/He usually suffers from various kinds of respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma, and coughing. A smoker can not enjoy a fresh breath. A bad smell comes out of his mouth that causes serious irritation to the nonsmokers. Nonsmokers are also harmed by smokers when they smoke before them. It is an irony that despite knowing the bad effects of smoking, people smoke. A precautionary slogan ‘Smoking is harmful to health’ is written on the cigarette packet. But smokers are unaware of it. Smoking is a serious addiction. It becomes very difficult to give up this habit if someone is addicted to it. So, it is better not to get habituated. Recently Government has taken some steps to discourage smoking and protect non-smokers from being affected by smokers. A law has been passed to ban smoking in public places. Indeed, this effort is not sufficient to prevent people from smoking. It is necessary to raise a social campaign against smoking and make people aware of the danger of smoking.