I grew up in a family with a father who doesn't smoke. So it was indeed a good environment. But sad to say I have a brother who smokes even though he has asthma. I couldn't believe it that he dares to do it with his condition. Until the week my father died. He broke the news to us that he quits smoking. I cried inside because I know my father loves to see him quit smoking.
Last summer I visited La Union to see long lost relatives of my mom. It was my second time to visit the place. I still find it very interesting knowing I can still see plenty of tobacco plants grows everywhere. So I tried to see in person the leaves being air dried. They told me that it took weeks to do it.They also find that the tobacco it so very meticulous from its flower to the branches then to the leaves. As I was the given the opportunity to see it up close. I find it amusing , imagine the process to have a cigar will take weeks and months just to have it on a stick of a cigarette. Then people tend to use the by product tobacco just in a wink of an eye. And now how it is being consume daily . From ages 11 to above have tried using it just to relieve a stress and maybe a feeling of fulfillment.I do not have against people who smokes. It is their choice.I do not even judge them . Just be very careful .