ranting naman tayo. not a very good way to start a day but then...
whenever i ride the jeep, if possible, i always like to be seated in front, you know the one beside the driver. mas komportable kasi kahit pang-isahan lang yung upuan, ikumpara naman sa eight-seater sa likuran na ang pinagkakasya ay sampung elepante! hay. this morning, i got my favorite seat (at mahaba/malaki yung upuan, kahit tatlo pede), ang problema lang: sunog baga si manong!
it was not the first time seating next to smoking driver, but this early? naku naman ser, almusal ba yan? and to think most of your passengers are elementary students? bad example po yan at bad din sa mga makakalanghap ng ibinubuga mo!
i don't exactly have problems with smokers, in fact, once in a while i puff. ang ayaw ko lang at ang nakakainis ay yung mga walang konsiderasyon at hindi namimili ng lugar ng pagsusunog-baga nila. and the sad part of it, sila pa itong madalas na nagagalit kapag pinakikiusapan o sinisita. ano daw ba ang pakialam natin? kuya, bosing, ser, kami rin po walang pakialam senyo, kung hindi nyo po ibinubuga yang usok nyo sa amin, ay wala po tayong pag-uusapan. kung lulunukin nyo na lang sana yang usok, naku everybody happy di po ba?
kapag ipinaliwanag kaya sa kanila ang epekto ng second-hand smoke, mage-get kaya nila? baka bugahan pa ulit ako ng usok. hehe. this time usok na ng tambutso ng jeep nila. lol.
in our society, tolerance is sometimes the best way for you not to be in trouble but with undisciplined/uncontrolled smoking in public places especially on a jeep/bus, tolerance will get your health in trouble. the not-so-good effects of smoking in our body have been told and explained many times and in every possible means, but why is it that the public awareness on the effect of second hand smoke is not as widely "promoted" as the former?
cigarettes produced about 12 minutes of smoke, only 30 seconds of those were inhaled by the smoker and the rest the smoke? they linger on air for the rest to breathe. i chance upon these facts on the net:
Second-hand smoke contains more than 4000 chemicals. Many of these chemicals are known to cause cancer. Chemicals found in second-hand smoke include:
- carbon monoxide (found in your car's exhaust)
- ammonia (found in window cleaners)
- cadmium (found in batteries)
- arsenic (found in rat poison)
it also adds:
No amount of second-hand smoke is safe.
Second-hand smoke causes sore eyes and throat, nasal irritation, headaches, coughing and wheezing, nausea and dizziness. You are also more likely to get colds and the flu. Breathing in second-hand smoke can also trigger asthma attacks and increase you changes of getting bronchitis and pneumonia.
If you are exposed to second-hand smoke for a long time, you are more likely to develop and die from heart problems, breathing problems and lung cancer.
scary, isn't it? now, if anyone can make a shirt with a design like this: