By MONICA OMACHI
Do you actually know the outcome of smoking cigarette and marijuana? They may look harmless enough and you might think it’s just some tobacco leaves or vegetables covered in paper but it actually is a stick containing lots of poisonous chemicals.
When a cigarette burns it release up to 4,000 toxic chemicals all which are lethal to the body. We know that 60 of these chemicals can cause cancer.
Although smoking may have the appearance of something that “is cool”, it causes several health problems many of which incessant effects causes respiratory problems, circulatory system difficulties, and urinary troubles strengthening the fact that smoking causes inexorable harms to the body.
Research clearly shows that marijuana has the potential to cause problems in daily life. A study of 129 college students found that, among those who smoked the drug at least 27 of the 30 days before being surveyed, critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were seriously diminished.
A study of postal workers found that employees who tested positive for marijuana had 55% more accidents, 85% more injuries and a 75% increase in being absent from work, school and churches in other to carried out their daily activities positively.
In Nigeria today, especially the teenager in secondary and high institutions were surveyed to find out why they started using drugs in the first place, 55% replied that it was due to pressure from their friends “that is peer pressure”, they wanted to be cool and popular.
Dealers know this,as to the smoking cigarette,Contrary to what tobacco companies will want people to believe, smoking does lead to hazardous heath.
Smoking especially causes harm to the respiratory system, affecting the lungs which leads directly into the lungs, exposing them to multiple pollutants, the pollutants which cause damage to lungs, resulting in lack of breath.
Smoking can also cause lung cancer, by impairing the lungs ability to function, as well as getting in the way of the cilia and bronchi. Same goes to the use of marijuana which is not only harmful to the pot smoker himself. He can also become a risk to society.
In Australia, a study found that cannabis intoxication was responsible for 4.3% of driver fatalities.
It is almost impossible to grow up in America, or any country, and not be exposed to drugs. Peer pressure to do drugs is high and honest information about the dangers of drugs is not always available.
Many people will tell you marijuana or cigarette smoking is not is not dangerous,Consider who is telling you that. Are these the same people who are trying to sell you some pot?
Marijuana can harm a person’s memory and this impact can last for days or weeks after the immediate effects of the drug wear off.
In one study, a group of heavy marijuana users was asked to recall words from a list. Their ability to correctly remember the words did not return to normal until as long as four weeks after they stopped smoking.
Students who use marijuana have lower grades and are less likely to get into college than non-smokers.
They simply do not have the same abilities to remember and organize information compared to those who do not use these substances.
“To The teachers in the school who would smoke three or four joints a day, got lots of students to start smoking, (me included). His dealer then pushed me to start using heroin, which I did without resisting.
“By that time, it was as if my conscience was already dead”, said Veronique Drug dealers, motivated by the profits they make, will say anything to get you to buy their drugs.
They will tell you that “weed won’t lead you to harder drugs why then do you think funny when you smoke it”?
They will approach you as a friend and offer to “help you out” per “something to bring you up.” The drug will “help you fit in” or “make you cool.”
They don’t care if the drugs ruin your life as long as they are getting paid. All they care about is money.
Note – Former dealers have admitted they saw their buyers as “pawns in a chess game.”
Be wise to save your life and be a good citizen to your country to avoid being a treat to other people, smoking kills stay away to protect your life.