How many people that smoke have heeded this advice? By the numbers, it demonstrates that not many. Smoking cigarettes has evolved to some light stressbuster, from a secret vice, to some cultural custom, to some show-off tool.
In this astounding Hindi poetry by Hussain Haidry, appropriately titled “Lat” (significance dependency) on Kommune India, a smoker’s life is superbly chronicled, from the first failed try right uptil the last stick on the deathbed. His words weave a joyful body and all of a sudden, it transforms into a dark painting.