SMOKING. who invented this furious & contagious thing?
The first commercial cigarettes were made in 1865 by Washington Duke on his 300-acre farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. His hand-rolled cigarettes were sold to soldiers at the end of the Civil War. It was not until James Bonsack invented the cigarette-making machine in 1881 that cigarette smoking became widespread.
Smoking is king of all health problem and its big loss to the human.
Many Country even dont have legal age for smoking which is ridiculous and how many of us seen young kids smoking?
More than 5 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Nearly 80% of the world’s 1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.
Over 8 billion sticks of cigarettes are smoked in Kenya every year, according to recent statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). This represents an increase given the statistics indicate that over 6.4 billion sticks of cigarettes smoked in 2013 in the country.
WHO is given instruction to the countries which are highly potential for smoking related health disaster and we hope they follow it and try to minimize the health hazards.