Understanding that you are not responsible for offering a cure for someone's depression is the first key to being of any value to a depressed person. Most often the things you can do to help such a person are remarkably simple and easy and can make a marked difference to how he or she copes.
"Animals are such agreeable friends − they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms."
When considering smoking as a health risk, the natural pattern of thought is that the major danger it poses is to the lungs. While that is essentially true, smoking also poses a danger to another important organ: the brain. Research shows that the cognitive processes in the brain are affected by this habit.