Smoking is a curse, and so is more or less any use of a tobacco product. The harm it causes in many a ways is no more a secret as there are elaborations on that count made by several agencies of health with a wide publicity made for the purpose from time to time. While celebrating his birth day recently in Chennai, Rajnikanth, the film star being heart throb of millions of people in India and abroad, candidly shared his own experience in his own words with his fans in this way:
“When I was a bus conductor, I used to drink a lot due to peer pressure. When I entered films, the problem got worse, and coupled with long working hours, led me into depression. After my marriage to Latha, I cut back on drinking, but continued to smoke too much. My lungs and kidneys got affected and I had to be treated in Singapore. Now for the past two months, I have been hale and hearty. That’s why I’m asking you to stop smoking.”
If a busiest person like Rajnikanth all the time feeling his head heavy because of huge worker pressure could manage to stop alcohol and smoking, why the rest of the people like ourselves can’t find it feasible to manage the addiction. It is just quite feasible, the need is to have a firm resolve. Why not do it at the earliest, sooner the better.