Smoking has proved to be closely linked tomany of the most fatal diseases such as cancer, heart problems, and lungdiseases. Doctors also warn us of nicotine, tar, and many other toxicsubstances contained in cigarettes. We are even informed that cigarette smokingmay gravely jeopardize not only the smokers, but also the non-smokers.Statistics show that smoking takes the lives of millions of people in the worldevery year. All these lead us to believe that smoking does kill. Througheducating himself and strengthening his own will power, every individual shouldresist the temptation of cigarettes. Society as a whole ought to enhance healthawareness. Health institutions are supposed to shoulder the responsibility of informingthe public of the above-mentioned facts. It's time for all governments in theworld to seriously consider alternatives to the tobacco industry as aprofit-making undertaking. After all, health, the most solid essence of life,must always be given top priority.