Milind Soman calls smoking the ‘stupidest thing’ he has ever done

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Every yr, May 31 is well known as World No Tobacco Day. On at the present time, the want for individuals to stop this behavior is emphasised. That tobacco is dangerous — whether or not smoked or consumed in different varieties — is understood. But de-addiction is a protracted and tough course of, to say the least.

Actor, mannequin and health promoter Milind Soman opened up about his smoking habits, writing in a heartfelt Instagram publish that whereas he has smoked in the previous, he shouldn’t be precisely happy with it.

“Every 31st of May, World No Tobacco Day, is a celebration for me, and also a reminder of the stupidest thing I ever did – smoke!! (sic)” the 55-year-old captioned a boomerang video of himself, wherein he was seen ripping a cigarette into two.

He additional shared that he began to smoke when he was 32, “on the sets of Captain Vyom, a sci-fi TV series” he was taking pictures at the time.

“There was no reason to start,” Soman wrote, including he was merely “hanging out with people who smoked, trying it out and getting hooked”.

“I got addicted really quickly and was soon smoking 20-30 cigarettes a day. Was tough to stop and took me a long, long time, but I was fortunate that I could.”

“I think I got off lightly. Probably because of a lot of other good habits. Many are not so lucky (sic),” the actor concluded.

We admire his efforts to personal his previous follies and in addition warning individuals, who can maybe be taught from his expertise and at last kick this behavior.

Dr Samir Garde, marketing consultant, dept of respiratory medication and pulmonology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai had shared with indianexpress.com on the event of World No Tobacco Day 2021 that smoking harms almost each organ in the physique.

“It can also cause many cancers including lung and oral cancers; and other ailments like lung diseases, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); damage to and thickening of blood vessels, which causes high blood pressure, blood clots, and stroke; vision problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration (AMD).”

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