Why do people start smoking?

27 May

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

To the brink of Destruction!

Something’s really been bugging me. Why do people want to start smoking?

Despite the fact that they do know of the harm smoking does to their body, they still do!

Here is an excerpt of an article at

“..the majority of smokers took up the habit in their early or mid teens.

At such a young age, you don’t really think about the health risks of smoking and you certainly do not realise how addictive smoking can be. As a teenager you probably think that you can try smoking a few times and then take it or leave it.

However, the reality is that it doesn’t take long to become addicted to nicotine and smoking. Within a short period of time, children can experience the same cravings and withdrawal symptoms as an adult, as well as smoke as many cigarettes or more.

There are several reasons as to why children or teenagers start smoking.

– Peer Pressure

– Sense of Defiance / Rebel

– Low Self-Esteem

– To appear more grown up

– Imitate favourite film star

– Be sociable

– Relief from stress

– Lonely / Bored

Smoking can cause a slow & painful death..

وَأَنْفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَلَا تُلْقُوا بِأَيْدِيكُمْ إِلَى التَّهْلُكَةِ وَأَحْسِنُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

– سورة البقرة أية195

Translation: “And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.”

– Surah al-Baqarah verse 195

p/s: I say because i care. May Allah guide us to the path that He pleases.


Posted by on 27 May 2011 in Madinah, Singapura


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2 responses to “Why do people start smoking?

  1. saya

    28 May 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Alhamdulillah.terima kasih atas post ini.saya bersyukur mempunyai seorg teman yang tidak merokok:)memang rokok tu membahayakan.takpe,kita doakan semoga teman-teman kita yang lain berhenti merokok insyaAllah:)
    step by step lah.

    • Abu Raiyan

      29 May 2011 at 6:03 pm

      Alhamdulillaah..syukur pada Allah. mereka yang merokok tu semoga diberi kekuatan untuk berhenti.


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