Due to the large-scale harm meted out by smoking on human beings and the environment as a whole, numerous efforts have been initiated in order to curb the prevalence of smoking addiction. Smoking has been prevalent in the human society from a very early period and it is very hard to determine the exact circumstances that initially developed cravings for nicotine in the minds of human beings. When man was first introduced to nicotine addiction, he was not aware of the harmful effects of smoking. During that period, man was not knowledgeable enough to identify the disastrous effects of smoking and most particularly, at that time science was also not well-developed to ascertain the killing effects of smoking in the human body.
Slowly and gradually, man got hooked to this widespread addiction and with the passage of time it has almost become an urgent necessity for man. Even though there are people who are not addicted to tobacco smoking, still they are also harmed tremendously if they are exposed to passive smoking. Smoking is omnipresent in every nook and corner of the world. But unfortunately, even after being very well aware of the harm and destruction that is inevitable due to smoking, human beings are undeterred and are the least bothered to fight off this very harmful and at the same time, equally powerful addiction. Efforts have been initiated from all quarters to help man ward off the addiction of smoking but the results that have been yielded so far are not that satisfactory. The bans on smoking that are considered to be favorite worldwide in reducing the prevalence of smoking, have been helpful to a certain extent in saving innocent people from the grip of passive smoking effects. But altogether, they have not yielded high success rates in encouraging people to quit smoking. Interestingly, most of the smokers are willing to give up smoking but sadly enough most of them are lacking in will power. Parting ways with nicotine addiction can be difficult and painful like parting ways with one’s beloved.