بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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 www.helpwithsmoking.com:
“..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
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.