The word abstinence refers to voluntary prevention of oneself from indulging in bodily activities that provide pleasure. Abstinence commonly refers to abstention from sexual intercourse, alcohol or food. Abstinence can be due to personal preferences, religious practices of practical considerations.
Every day 1,200 people die from tobacco related cancer. Smoking tobacco is the biggest cause of preventable death in the world. We all know smoking kills, yet for some strange reason smokers still smoke. There are two types of thought on how to address this problem: Tobacco abstinence and tobacco harm reduction.