Life Aflame


  • Iftikhar Qayum Director Medical Research, Rehman Medical College, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


Despite many decades of knowledge about the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, smoking still remains a popular habit and addiction among people irrespective of age, gender, social status, or even health consciousness. The preventable and needless toll of lives related to smoking can be likened to slowly putting oneself on fire and thereby gradually succumbing to irreversible and incurable diseases that are regretted only in hindsight. A concerted global effort directed towards a totally tobacco-free world is the only way to proceed with this menace.