"Despite the numerous ill effects of smoking, people have a hard time in understanding why they shouldn't smoke. It's ironical when people say they started smoking because of peer pressure whereas according to logic, the peer pressure should be to quit smoking. I think I never started smoking because 'this' peer pressure never got to me. It had a lot to do with the fact that I never saw anyone in my family smoke and also because I was aware of the harmful results of smoking. I had heard stories of how when addicted, people would just not be able to quit the habit and in turn would end up ruining a lot of good things in their lives. Being a sportsperson from an early age helped I would say. Being into sports/fitness makes you think twice before buying that simple stick of death."
"I choose not to smoke because it kills.... it kills not an individual but the immediate family as well, both physically andemotionally. My father passed away last year due to total heart blockage; his third massive attack. Had he quit after the first one, he would have been with us. I see my mother suffer everyday and think if smoking is worth this pain? The sickness, the agony, the stress - is it worth that one stick of temporary satisfaction? I vow not to smoke to live a healthy life with my loved ones"