Thursday, October 2, 2008

Smoking banned in India


The ban on lighting up rolled tobacco in public places came into effect from Thursday with hotels, restaurants, pubs, offices and even the international airports becoming out of bounds for smokers.

The ban will also cover even hookah bars and pubs as well as private offices and public places like bus stops.

Union Health Ministry issued a notification for the ban under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution), Act 2003.

The ban has evoked mixed response from smokers and non-smokers with some calling it a "draconian" measure while others consider it a "god-send" gift that may help them in

bringing down the intake of nicotine and reduce cutting a hole in their wallets

plz see this -------->>>>




19 comments:

Avanija said...

A very debatable issue. But I have my doubts about this rule lasting for long.

Grey said...

Been a chain smoker myself and done some nasty stuff like smoking in the elevator/toilet . Looking back i was an ass. Its a good thing. I am for it.

Grey said...

Been a chain smoker myself and done some nasty stuff like smoking in the elevator/toilet . Looking back i was an ass. Its a good thing. I am for it.

ceedy said...

This is one good social cause...but "smoking" of the minds that are blasting the innocents also needs to be controlled soon...right...

and sorry but how is this going to be enforced...this just allows the corrupt to make more money....

Veens said...

God Send definitely, but i dnt knw.. if it will last!

comfortably numb said...

wont be a success.

Goli said...

I am a non-smoker. But I dont think it is a good idea to ban smoking. Because you should let people decide what is good for them or not. To some extent eating chips also is not good for health, but that does not mean you should ban chips.

Yups I do understand that smoking people should not cause discomfort to other people, but all these kind of things cannot be enforced. That is a joint public responsibility.

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

Its a good move considering that the main concern is for the passive smokers. I mean no one is stopping smoking in private.

brocasarea said...

@ avanija...yeah it needs some time to see the outcome:)..

@ grey...surprised t know that u are a smoker:)...appreciate ur frankness

brocasarea said...

@ ceedy...its a double edged sword!...on one hand it saves the passive smokers ..on the other hand it increases the under the table income of policemen!!...

@ veens..lets wait and watch!!

brocasarea said...

@ numb...lets see..every rule has its own pitfalls:)

@ goli...well said...good point!..but smoking is so very obvious to the people that they think its too harmful!

brocasarea said...

@ akshaya...yeah in private u can do anything..thats why its private:P

Big Pearls said...

I hate people who smoke in closed areas.

Big Pearls said...

I hate people who smoke in closed areas.

debasish.. said...

did u say hookah also ?

Okhay, lets hope the implementation works !

brocasarea said...

@ big pearls...lol...same here:)

@ debasish...lets wait and watch:)

Vani said...

Its a gud move to ban smoking. It is already in effect in SriLanka. Its not a big success though.

brocasarea said...

@ vani...yeah lets see...[had thought that india is the first country to implement this rule..thanks for the info]

Satish Bolla said...

was hearing a lot abt this in all those new channels. star news even showed a couple of traffic police taking a few puffs on the starting day(oct 2nd) on the roads itself. let's c how this goes