Let’s begin by explaining what tobacco is. Although, in truth, it requires no explanation, tobacco is a product prepared by the dried leaves of the tobacco plants. Due to a stimulant called alkaloid nicotine, dried tobacco leaves are used in cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco. They can be consumed as snuff, and can be chewed as well.
But why is it that this product is dreaded around the world regardless of its inelastic demand in the market? Why is it that we encourage people to not consume it? We explain to you why.
The very first response of your body to Nicotine is that it makes you feel really good. Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco, and it travels to your brain rather quickly. So, when you are smoking, it gives you a sense of ease. However, as addictive as it is, it makes you feel moody and irritated once you stop smoking it. It can make you anxious, and even depressed.
This is particularly why it is difficult for chain smokers to control their urges to smoke while at work, especially when their company has a strict policy against it. Aside from this, it is genuinely difficult to concentrate and focus on work, when something so addictive affects your moods.
Your heart is the most delicate organ of your body. According to a survey, smoking causes one tenth of the CVDs in the world. Globally, tobacco causes six million deaths each year. Smoking has said to increase the chances of a stroke or heart attack by three times than that in a non smoker. In short, it puts you at the risk of losing your life any minute. Also, if you are someone who enjoys the outdoors, and are of the athletic kind, then chewing tobacco or smoking will affect your activities drastically. You will have to put almost ten times the effort to climb, say a mountain, than a non smoker.
This again is an example of how tobacco affects your professional life and hampers career growth. The 21st Century has seen the emergence of many professions that are rather mentally exhausting and stressful for workers. This kind of stress is already enough to induce health problems, coupled with a precarious smoking habit could really create havoc.
This one needs no introduction. Everyone in the world is well aware of how smoking affects your lungs as it is the first to bear the impact. The biggest is that tobacco can cause emphysema (a lung disease) and also lung cancer. It makes breathing tougher, sometimes even leading to asthma.
The impact of this on your professional life is simply that it makes you less youthful, less active. You will constantly be on the verge of developing a health related problem, and this is definitely not acceptable to any company.
So basically, what we are trying to tell you is that Tobacco should not be acceptable to anyone, especially someone who is dedicated to keeping themselves healthy and fit. It not only has the capacity to sabotage your body and mind, it can also ruin your professional life. The key to career growth is remaining alert, confident and dedicated to your work. One must be willing to work on improving themselves just as much their environment. And smoking definitely does not allow this. So, the conclusion we are trying to draw here is that, remaining fit and smoking are two concepts that will never coincide. So, why don’t you try quitting and help your body and mind improve and have a longer, healthier life? Aren’t you worth it?