India is a respectable country with its great culture and civilization.
But now all Indians should think before, to say this with their great pride.
In olden days in Indian culture women are very obedient and were far from smoking.
But the people run behind modern life, has changed their desires and their habits. One among them is Women’s smoking. Today’s metropolitan India cities go widely behind the western styles. Guys and gals are becoming fond of western life styles with these environmental changes.
People don’t have even time to think about the good and bad of western culture, but they just try copying them. This is simply their servile mentality.
Indian culture is not only based on superstition but also on science. Why our culture doesn’t support Women smoking
1.Women should not smoke because they have to carry children, if she smoke it will affect her baby!!
2.smokilng Women are more porne to respiratory problems than their male counter parts.
3.Asthma like problems never controlled in smoking women.
4.Smoking kills women more easily than men.
5.Heart attack rate is more in smoking women than men.
Despite of all these - Women are least bothered about the ill-effects of smoking. Women are more susceptible to smoking as they may feel it as trend. Western skirts became the symbols of accepting their culture replacing our saris’.Like this habit of smoking is also became a pitch to them. Modern life styles adnd trend passions are simply ruing the Educated people also.
Whenever if somebody saw a female smoker in restaurant, office lobby, or somewhere on the roads one should easily get a feeling about them as “loose woman”. Still woman are least bothered to ruin our culture. This kind of culture is growing rapidly only in developing courtiers like our India.
According to above Statistics the 1/3 of women population in india are smokers and most of them are educated. If this trend continues; by 2025 there will be equal or more number of women smokers than men.
When we ask a simple question to Edcuated people who smokes - “Why do u smoke ?” their answers and reasons are pretty simple and silly.
Look at their answers
"I smoke in order to keep from slowing down."
"Handling a cigarette is part of the enjoyment of smoking it."
"I light up when I feel angry about something."
"I smoke without being aware that I'm smoking."
"I smoke to perk myself."
"I get a great pleasure out of smoking."
"I'm very aware of when I'm not smoking."
"I like watching the smoke when I exhale."
"I want a cigarette the most when I feel relaxed."
"I get a gnawing hunger for a cigarette if I haven't smoked in a while."
"I find a cigarette in my mouth I don't even remember putting there."
This is really awakening time for women smokers ...please do understand the importance of our culture...
These are few lines from famous personalities about smoking
It is truly remarkable that one single factor, namely smoking, which is entirely preventable, accounts for nearly one in ten of all deaths in India. It is also very disturbing to see that even the poorest of the poor, who can buy very few other things, suffer so much from an injury that may be self-inflicted, but which is hugely promoted by commercial interests in the tobacco industry. The empirical results presented in this study bring out forcefully the need for immediate public action in this much neglected field.
Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001, Harvard University
Women who smoke are equally at risk of being killed as are men. I am alarmed by the statistics for women in this historic study. The gender disadvantage that Indian women face in society can only be made worse by smoking. The key message here is simple: Quit! Lead by example. Help protect life that's worth living.
Nafisa Ali, National Swimming Champion 1974, Miss India 1976, Actor and Social Activist.
These are simply feelings in my mind; which are awakening me, after seeing a situation in "Barista", A cofee shop - near coconut grove, Koramnagala in Bangalore.
Situation : Boredom made me to walk to this coffee shop last Sunday. While entering in, observed the table arrangement, which best suits to couples. And on each table the woman sitting beside man was continuously smoking (I can say chain smoking). You believe me or not there were around 8 couples (the place can accommodate only approximately 12 couples at a time), none of them were non smokers.
Hii babu, this was really gud....even i felt the same.We should not forget our culture in rushing to cultivate others.whtever gud is der in others we shuld tak tht not lik copy cats doing everythg whtever they do.....Cultivating to different cultures should make us to be more educated but it shuld not mak us lik this .......any way lets c if this blog can mak atleast som women to thk of it and bring a change in them.........gud job babu....keep rocking lik this....
I agree with you Krishna. I hail from mumbai but i see this smoking among women in bangalore more. though you have written it from a point of indian culture , i feel more concerned as part of their health.
Wow, who is that blonde hottie smoker? She's amazing.
i have never heard so much nonsense! if you are raising the question of why are women smoking, ask the same question to the male poulation of india. as for your facts they sound completely unsupported, it is equally as bad for men and women so if men are accepted doing it, so should women. you are taking about accepting skirts for saris as a western culture moving into your eastern civilisation then why do you part take in other western factors? why is mumbai progressing to become like other western cities? if you dont progress with times you will continue to live the same boring life and surely you can understand that it is an individuals choice as to what they do their body? man or woman regardless. i think your opinions in this awful article or whatever it is, are extremely close minded and old fashioned and frankly iy disgusts me that indian men like you are still in existant.
I am nobody to say whether its right to smoke or no. First of all I dont smoke and I have no idea what joy do u get out of it. to know that part of the story I asked my friends and most of the people I met but they didnt give me a convincing answer so far. Mostly the answer I heard from girls are "I dont know,... just like that,......time pass". As far as I know most of them dont know what they are doing in the first place. Everybody can understand why "skirt" for "saris" there is a reason why to that question. But for the question why for smoking nobody knows.... SO SMOKERS DO SMOKE TILL U FIND THE ANSWERS... HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!
The inherent health hazards of smoking have caused many countries to institute high taxes on tobacco products and anti -smoking campaigns are launched every year in an attempt to curb tobacco smoking...
This is a load of non emperical bullshit and i cannot believe you have the gaul to put this up. not only are you being amazingly chauvanistic but also your data does not back your assumptions. why aere you bringing our culture into this? this should be a health based issue only. today, women are trying to climb upon the same platform as men and its people like you who keep tripping us. what difference does it make man or woman? smoking is bad for all. do not segregate how women are the only ones changing or alligning themselves with global trends. stop being so sexist. get with the times, what you constantly forget to realsise is. women now work AND take care of their family . and thats the reason for their stress and smoking. because you chauvanist pigs still are convinced that a woman's place is in the household, tied to a chair in the living room. you are the ones that have added stress to a woman. you have given her additional responsibilities. it's a wonder she doesn't resort to worse!!
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First, a lot of the statistics here are crap. Women are not more prone to respiratory disease. That is a male excuse. Smoking KILLS that is true. But it kills men as quickly as women. The fact is, if men want women to stop smoking - lead by example. Men should stop smoking too. Men, your family's need you to be healthy and live long just like they need their sisters and mothers to do so. EVERYBODY stop being stupid. Stop being suicidal. Stop smoking. Even if it were not dangerous - it is repulsive and it makes everyone far less attractive.
AS SOME ONE COMMENTED THIS IS A HEALTH SUBJECT AND TO BRING CULTURE INTO IT IS PRETTY NOT GOOD. IT IS NOT TRUE THAT WOMEN NEVER SMOKED IN OLDEN DAYS. MANY USED TO USE TOBACOO FOR CHEWING PAN WHICH IS ALSO DANGEROUS. SOME WOMEN USE HIGH DOSE OF TOBACCO AND INFACT ARE MORE DANGER THAN SMOKING ( ORAL CANCER INCIDENCE IN WOMEN). SO THE IDEA OF CULTURE GETTING HURT AND ALL IS JUST A RUBBISH. PEOPLE OVER ALL TIME HAS DEVISED METHODS TO HAVE NEW SENSATION. SOME PEOPLE ESPECIALLY FROM LOWER STRATA PROJECT THIS AS A INSULT BECAUSE THEY ENVY THE LIFESTYLE TO THESE WOMEN AND NOT THAT THEY HATE.ITS MORE OF A SPYCHOLOGICAL ISSUE THAN A SOCIAL ISSUE.
Smoking is bad for health, sure. But its absolutely unacceptable for men to label women who smoke as "loose". Anyhow, why should only women assume the responsibility of upholding the so-called "India culture"? To ensure that patriarchal laws and view points such as your's still perpetuate in the future generations? Why not talk about ill-effects of men who smoke/drink and think any woman is their personal property to be judged and used as and why they like it?
And what gives YOU the right to judge anyone's lifestyle, let alone a woman's?
Please update your knowledge, pick up some manners and travel around your own country and the world a bit more before you post such horrendous and one-sided disgraceful views on the internet.
I do not smoke/drink even though I live in a cosmopolitan city. I have traveled through 4 continents across the world and I have done double degrees in Indian culture, spent enough time with rural and urban people as a part of my studies, so please do not think that I do not know anything.