In our country, due to lack of awareness, various life-threatening elements are constantly becoming a threat to public health. As a result of risky behaviour , the incidence of non-communicable diseases is increasing rapidly in Bangladesh as well. Cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart attack are not contagious diseases. Harmful products such as tobacco and cigarettes are among the behaviours that are considered risky for all these diseases. Tobacco and tobacco products can cause serious health problems and even death. Prevention of non-communicable diseases is a major challenge despite the fact that every country in the world attaches utmost importance to the health of its people. In most cases, these diseases lead to death or paralysis.
According to the World Health Organisation , 26.3 percent of all deaths in Bangladesh are due to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory diseases and cancer. One person dies every 6 seconds due to tobacco. About 6 million people die from it every year in the world, of which more than 6 million are non-smokers. Has anyone thought about the matter? Smoking and tobacco use are responsible for about 50 percent of all cancers worldwide. In addition, smoking is responsible for 95% of lung cancers. If immediate action is not taken, the global death rate from smoking and tobacco will soon surpass that of all deaths, including HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, auto accidents, suicide and homicide. Tobacco and cigarette smoke contain harmful chemicals like nicotine. This nicotine causes severe addiction. In terms of addiction, it is more powerful than heroin, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol. Nicotine can cause severe damage to the body's circulatory system. As a result, heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, foot rot disease and many other serious diseases occur.
If the nicotine in two ordinary cigarettes is injected into someone's body, there is a risk of death. As nicotine enters the human body very slowly through cigarettes, its harmful effects are also slow. Other harmful substances present in copper besides nicotine include carbon-monoxide. This gas is found in the smoke emitted from cars. Carbon monoxide suppresses our vision and hearing and reduces the scope of our intellect. Copper contains hydrogen cyanide, which is used in gas chambers as a toxic gas for execution. Benzopyrene is a type of carcinogenic chemical found in animals. The pungent chemical called ammonia is found in unclean urinals. In addition, polonium found in cigarettes is a cancer-causing radioactive substance.