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|Dhananjay Pundir said: (Aug 22, 2018)|
|First, smoking should be banned completely in public places according to the constitutional right to live section with a wide range of taxes. Then smoking should be completely banned in India at a gradual stage. Prices of tobacco should be raised and non smokers should be given privileges in the country to promote anti tobacco campaign and promote people to leave smoking.|
|Priyanka said: (Aug 21, 2018)|
|I think smoking shouldn't ban completely. I agree that it is injurious to health but everyone has their own choices if they want to do then its upto them.
There is warning on the packet of cigeratte they also can read that and after knowing all the effects they want to do.
We can only help them by suggesting no to do smoking by all our heart.
|Prerna said: (Aug 9, 2018)|
|In my opinion, smoking should not be banned because if it will be banned then the people who are addicted to smoke may be unable to survive or choose to indulge in even more harmful acts like drinking or drugs.
As a smart citizen, each individual should know what is good for his/her health and what not.
At last, I would like to conclude that it should not be banned but awareness about its consumption and harmful effects should be increased so that people must think about themselves and their family before smoking.
|Dhananjay Sarangi said: (Jul 18, 2018)|
|Hi. This is Dhananjay.
In my view, It shouldn't be banned. We have a constitution, where one point describes the human right. It's up-to them. There must be a reason behind their smoking. May b sm1s passion. Or someone gets relaxation. Whatever. All the smokers know the harmful effects of smoking. Still, they are doing.
So. Let them decide. If they want to kill themselves. Then no1 can save him. If you will ban it. Then there is no guarantee. That he will not try to do such things. As a friend. We can suggest them with full of heart.
|Yogeshwaran said: (Jun 17, 2018)|
|Yes, the smoking should be banned, because we find it as a nuisance in the pavements when we walk when that particular person smokes it causes the environment around him as nasty. When it is banned at least a huge amount of group gets reduced to less and the smoking is really bad to health it can't be understood by people who smoke if there is a ban at least they will have a concern not to smoke in the public and disturb others.|
|Rohinth said: (May 30, 2018)|
|Smoking should be banned as much as possible it is injuries much health and today's even adults are getting addicted to this smoking so it should be banned.|
|Susmita said: (May 18, 2018)|
|Smoking is really injurious to health. I agree but somehow at some point, I might not agree with the decision of banning cigarettes completely.
The ban on cigarettes may lead to black marketing of the product as there are millions of smokers throughout the world and the habit of smoking cannot be changed rapidly.
The economy will also be hampered as the government taxes will diminish due to the downfall of the cigarette companies.
Thus to conclude, rather than taking a decision to ban cigarettes, it is better to innovate some new technique for smoking without having the side effects.
|Andy said: (Mar 12, 2018)|
|Answer me this simple, what is the benefit of smoking really? It doesn't help us in any way and for you people that are going to say " it calms people down" NO it doesn't there are millions of other ways to calm yourself other than smoking.|
|Whoimi said: (Jan 23, 2018)|
|No Never, We are living in a democratic country and we can't Restrict the freedom of the Peoples. There are laws to protect the Non Smokers too. So what we wan is Smoking Parlors, and can be built with their tax too.|
|Tanu said: (Jan 9, 2018)|
|Banning is not a solution as we know smoking habits get developed throughout several years and can't be corrected in an overnight decision of the government, many people are addicted to it. Instead, an alternative should be thought of which should be less harmful and easily available in the market. And steps should be taken to curb smoking habits in the children at a young age.
Advertisements by superstars should be banned. Awareness campaigns in schools and colleges can contribute.
|Avani Karyakarte said: (Jan 7, 2018)|
|As we know that each coin has two sides heads and tales or good or bad. But smoking, drinking has only bad signatures everywhere. Aged people and also nowadays youths and are also preferring these types of addictions as a there daily routine which is not only harmful to them but also the other people residing in their surrounding. These type of addictions spoils their life career and also with them their families suffer a lot. Youths think that this is something very thrilling that I am doing but sincerely I want to request them that please don't go for this. We have lot more good things to do and develop in our life. This also can cause heart and lung diseases in future so yes I think that smoking must be banned completely.|
|Er Manish Kumar Saini said: (Dec 19, 2017)|
|Yes, smoking must be banned because it's not only affected you also your family, friends and colleagues. Smoking are among the deadliest artifacts in human history.|
|Shubham said: (Dec 13, 2017)|
|In my opinion, smoking should not be banned completely because all the consumers are aware of the consequences of smoking as it is clearly written on the packet that "SMOKING CAUSES CANCER", so no one is hiding anything about its results. It is right of the consumer to choose whether to buy it or not. We cannot force them to quit smoking because we do not like it.
To reduce its effect on other person who are not smoking, government has already imposed several laws that restrict smoking in public places. I think those who are less than 18 and unaware about the consequences of smoking, should not be allowed to smoke.
|Manish said: (Dec 8, 2017)|
|In my opinion, smoking must be banned completely because every year a lot of people are dying because of smoking. According to doctors if you are in a group of smokers, you have 20% chances of suffering from passive cancer even if you do not smoke. So smoking has become a serious problem for those people also who do not smoke but live in the vicinity of smokers. Smoking in the society also motivates to the younger generation who are unaware of its repercussions.|
|Yogita Markad said: (Nov 14, 2017)|
|I completely agree to banned smoking but it should not be banned completely. Because many people gets unemployment it affects on that people as well as government generate huge revenue from this sector. If suddenly smoking is ban this impacting on economy.|
|Hoang said: (Nov 10, 2017)|
|There is no government powerful or brave enough to ban smoking completely as a big percentage of user and the big income that they expect from taxes on cigarettes. But in public it should be banned as many countries are implementing.|
|Kumar said: (Nov 3, 2017)|
|Smoking should not be banned in India. Lot of people getting employment by smoking manufacture companies if government banned smoking lot of people become unemployed. More over government is getting huge revenue by this, once government banned smoking Indian economy will get imbalance this will cause a huge damage to the government by this every individual will have to suffer instead of banning smoking government should give the awareness to the people by consuming smoking how much damage your body getting how people suffer by Illness by preparing some documentary films. If no consumer is buying then gradually the seller stop selling by this way we can ban the smoking.|
|Ansu said: (Oct 6, 2017)|
I'm in the favour of smoking should be banned. It affects the new generation because they think that smoking is the fashion nowadays. We have to aware students and childrens that smoking is injurious to health. It may create heart problems may affect lever and emiune system. Parents should aware their children about the harmful affects of smoking like lung cancer and cancers. Smoking affects the cigarette user but also of the nearby people. Smoking should be banned in India by the government. The government should work with social workers to decrease the rate of consumers of cigarettes by the distribution of nicotine by any means.
|Santosh said: (Oct 5, 2017)|
Nowadays, young generation including school college students, to smoke feel as a fashion style. Many of them have not addicted but for style they do.
First we have to ban films, advertisements that focus on consumption of tobacco.
Aware people about health consciousness.
Banning is not correct step, we have to divert their mindset.
|Karamjeet Singh said: (Oct 2, 2017)|
|Let me start with an example of ITC limited.
The 80% of the production of cigarettes by ITC is sold in India while only 20% is exported. Revenue of the company used to be the only source until it diverse into another business.
The profit from this sector was so huge that the company sustained 110 years and employment generation capabilities and farmers in the Gujarat charotar region has been famous for this the golden leaf.
So until you find some alternative to this it would be harmful to economy and industry. Where not only the smoker will be affected but also non-smoker.
|Gokul said: (Sep 27, 2017)|
|Hi, Generally smoking is 5 times higher among men with womens. Nowadays 20% of peoples are smoked in all over world. But they can understand with causes of smoking, . Suddenly we can't stop it but step by step can bane of smoking, and now childrens are also smoked. So the goverment are conducted awareness programs in schools and collages. The smoking is injurious to health slogans in moves or public places can't change with bane of smoking, so every one realised with causes of smoking. Every changes are difficult but possible.|
|Sailaja said: (Sep 24, 2017)|
|Yes it should be banned, most of the People treated the smoking habit is a fashion in present society. Including the school children also showing the excitement about this. Every time we have seen the statement "smoking is injurious to health" before we are going to watch a movie in theatre. But still we can never see a change in the people. So, I suggest the government to bring some laws towards it that means collecting the penalties from the people those who are encouraging this activity.|
|Dharman said: (Sep 12, 2017)|
|Yes. It is a great bane to the society. Inspire of the views provided by members that it provides employment and c plus, the government need look at food and health and c, even so, these things take away the main income and revenue of the people, the society and people employed only contribute to an unwholesome livelihood which will bring bad results soon. Halting the manufacturemanufacture and sale plus import of all smoke related products plus encourage people to finding and following wholesome ways and practising meditation is the wise way.|
|Komal Kasyap said: (Sep 10, 2017)|
|First of all, as you all know smoking is injurious to health, It may lead to lung cancer and many other diseases.
It not only affects the person who smokes but more than the person who surrounded around the smoking person. So yes smoking should be banned completely but slowly not instantly because so many are addicted to smoke. So if we instantly banned smoking they use another thing to fulfill their needs. And the most important thing banned completely means banned in all ways that no any single piece of cigarette should be sold in an illegal way. As we all know in India, anything that is banned, it is being sold in somewhere in an illegal way. So government has to take proper action against this if any.
|Tahseen said: (Aug 20, 2017)|
|Yes, it should be banned but slowly not instantly because those people who are addicted not to give up easily they take some time. We know smoking is very injurious to health, it causes lot of diseases such as cancer, lungs disease etc, smoking not only kill the people but also kill hopes and dreams. Smoking is very dangerous it's not affected the one people who is smoker but also affected those people who are nearby. When you ask any smoker to why you are are smoking ? They give me several reason such as decreased tiredness, increase freshness, releive stress and many other reason but.
They don't know smoking is not a solution. So government try to banned completely, they try to increased the awareness about smoking which is very injurious to health.
|Pankaj said: (Aug 12, 2017)|
|Yes smoking must be banned completely. It is not harmful for those people who smoke, it is harmful for those people who resides around them as well. Companies warn the customers that smoking causes cancer. But no body bother about it. It takes the life away from the consumer gradually. And one day they left family behind to cry. It does not spoil the life of cigarette consumer but the life of dependent on them.|
|Vishakha said: (Jul 24, 2017)|
|No, smoking should not be banned but a rule should be made by govt that only a certain point of cigarettes will be Sold by retailers, in this way some point of smoking will decrease. And smoking is not only reason for cancer, there are so many people I have seen who are not smoking or drinking still they are caught by cancer which is very unusual and in the pvt sector the work pressure is very much, so to reduce stress people are smoking, which is not bad, banning cigarettes is not a solution, instead it should lessen. That's all friends.|
|Alia said: (Jul 20, 2017)|
|According to me, smoking should not be completely banned in India. Any instant decision leads to an imbalance in the society. Tobacco industry generates a large no. Of employment. As well as it is a great source of revenue for the government. This generated revenue is then used for the building of infrastructure, providing healthcare facilities for free of cost and many more things. Banning of this industry completely will result in loss of employment which will then impact the lives of many people. For eg: we can see the result of banning alcohol in Bihar. The government faced a huge loss in its fiscal and so no improvement in infrastructure can be seen in the past years. So instead of banning it completely, the government should take other measures to spread awareness among the people. It can set an age bar for smoking as well as set the limit for no of cigarette packets a person can buy monthly. The government Should 1st think about the various ways of generating employment and then eventually ban these tobacco industries.|
|Harshil said: (Jul 19, 2017)|
|Yes, smoking should be banned completely banned many people die because of smoking there may people gets diseases cancer it will affect child badly some people do not understand smoking is bad still he or she smokes.|
|Ayush said: (Jul 16, 2017)|
|Smoking shouldn't be banned completely. I totally agree it has many side effects, there are many other things which also had side effects. Like oil used on the roadside in restaurants. Water which is used in many shady hotels. Govt should 1st look after health and food Dept. Also, tobacco products give employment to many people in India.
Not only in India, but all over the world, if it gets banned completely all of sudden. What will those family do? They could put age restriction to 21 or to 25.
|Anurag said: (Jul 9, 2017)|
|Yes, it should be banned completely. Everyone is aware of the health-related hazards caused by smoking. The argument for its continuation according to me comes as totally baseless. There are thousands of avenues to generate income and employment for people other than cigarette production. And then nothing is more valuable than life. Yes, banning it also won't be easy as people who are addicted to smoking would find it hard to leave the addiction behind. The Government needs to start with wide-spread awareness campaigns and distribution of addiction replacing adhesives. So, in the end, smoking must be completely banned and in place of it, good habits should be promoted.|
|Mayank said: (Jul 9, 2017)|
|According to my opinion, smoking should be banned completely in India as we all know about the side effects of smoking, it is not only causing harm to the smoker but the person standing next to the smoker is also getting harmed from this, see already we are breathing a whole lot of polluted air in our lungs and smoking makes it worst, lung capacity will be reduced due to smoking, it can lead to cancer but nowadays in youth generation it has become a status of swag.|
|Vikrant said: (Jul 6, 2017)|
|Yes, smoking should be banned completely. Human being life is very much affected due to smoking its causes cancer, pollution in the environment and other dangerous diseases. Govt needs to run awareness programs in all parts of the country. Not in the country but in the whole world. It is a worldwide problem affecting our environment, earth and life of other living beings. It should be banned completely.|
|Ilayaraja said: (Jul 5, 2017)|
|According to me, it should be completely banned smoking in India. Because smoking is kill a person within short period of time or infected some health problems long time. Smoking activities affected not only smoking person but also neighbour person also. Being more parents took a smoke inside the house, it seeing children can try make a smoke stylishely. It is affected their children also. Government take various strict actions for reducing the smoking but not enough result would occur. So, banning completely will protect people from harmful effects.|
|Varnit Kumar said: (Jul 4, 2017)|
As most of my friends share their views on this topic and I appreciate them for their fantastic thought. As we all know that smoking leads to death so from my point of view, increase in rate of cigarette, tobacco etc is not a proper way. It is a cause of very harmful effect since, smoking makes people addict and if an addict person can't buy his needful things then he can do anything for getting those things.
Our country is the only country where people of so many religions lives and they all have their different will powers. If smokers decided by their will power that smoking is bad or injurious for them then they can stopped it completely.
So I requested to all the people of my country to give a right direction to such type of people who smoke or eating tobacco. I know it's very difficult but we have to do this social work for saving our nation.
|Kajal said: (Jun 24, 2017)|
|Good morning friends,
First of all, I would like to thanks to all my friends for their wonderful experience. I completely agree with this topic that smoking should be banned completely. But not very instant. It should be banned but in a very slow process because it will lead to addiction of other products that are more harmful than cigrattes. In India all of us know that instantly ban leads to strikes also. Smoking cause lungs and throat cancer and also it makes tar in lungs which leads to death also.
It is a duty of public also to quit this because they don't think while smoking that what affects their family after his death. It not only affects the smokers but also affects the people who are nearby.
So govt should aware the public about the bad effects of smoking and should increase the price of cigrattes, tobacco and all.
|Gaurav Kumar said: (Jun 20, 2017)|
|Good morning friends, I am here to discuss about very prominent issue which is alcohol, Tobacco and cigarettes should be banned in India.
According to my thinking smoking should be banned because it is very injurious to health it is also hunts our heart lunges and throat. If you smoke it will cause pollution if possible please don't smoke in public places. So smoking should be banned completely but not suddenly slowly do this process because if any case government will ban the smoking suddenly. There are some chances of addiction the drugs. Drugs is more harmful than the alcohol, tobacco and cigarettes. So finally I would like to say that it should ban completely but not suddenly.
Thank you friends.
|Pragya said: (Jun 20, 2017)|
|Banning smoking instantly will cause a great hush in the society. But its ban is very much needed. As it not only affects the person smoking but also the near ones due to passive smoking. Passive smoking is very dangerous for the ones who live near chain smokers. In today's world it's important to create awareness. We should first create awareness among the people then the hush created can be avoided. Proper measures should be taken for this.|
|Ashwani Gupta said: (Jun 19, 2017)|
|Yes. I totally agree with smoking should be banned. Every 8 second someone dies prematurely from smoking. At any moment under the influence of drugs or alcohol abuses a child. And yellow teeth, cough, cloth smelling from smoking. So our government should be banned completely. But slowly.|
|Vishal said: (Jun 11, 2017)|
|I think smoking and tobacco should be completely banned. Only showing ill effects in theatres won't help. It leads to so many problems in teeth, cough, etc.
Today people just smoke to look cool or to peer pressure. The Government should create more awareness about the harmful effects of smoking.
|Pawan said: (Jun 2, 2017)|
|Banned of smoking makes people mad instead of banning tobacco products try to mix them with nicotine like things these make addictors to come out of the habit of smoking.
If we banned it completely the smuggling of tobacco products is going to start illegally which makes loss to govt and loss to the common man by purchasing them with at a higher cost.
|Torque said: (May 17, 2017)|
|Smoking should not be banned. If you choose to go into a private establishment that allows smoking, then you do so knowing that it is allowed. It needs to be up to the business owners at their sole discretion. An example: where I live, there are 2 bars across the street from each other. Both of their food is ok. But the bar that allows smoking does 40%more in sales each month. Why is that? People don't like to go to a business that they plan to be at for a while only to have to go outside to smoke. So why should every business be forced to take a 40% loss in sales just to appease a group that everyone is tired of hearing anyway?|
|Jigdrel said: (May 8, 2017)|
|I think smoking should be banned because if we just give awareness about the effects of smoking the people who are addicted to it will not be concerned about the awareness but instead they will try to ignore it. And if we ban smoking it will at least help the beginners get rid of from it. But on the other hand, if we ban smoking totally why the people who are so much addicted to it may try to come crime or do drug deals which will lead to problems in our country and will ruin their life.|
|Amit said: (Apr 12, 2017)|
|Smoking should be banned in India or anywhere in globe. Smoking as cigarettes contain 200 chemicals which harms our body and passive smoking leads to various respiratory disease to others. Banning of smoking is not possible because it will lead to another options of drugs of many of people which can lead to another problem. Govt on its parts had banned smoking in public places and also imposing more tax on tobacco and cigarettes to discourage the people for smoking. But it will not make any difference until the people who smokes should quit it.|
|Mak Man said: (Feb 19, 2017)|
|Yes, it should be banned, and there must not be any issues of violation of rights of freedom of an individual since constitution provides rights of freedom keeping in view that the freedom should not harm other's freedom or proves deadly to them.|
|Sreekanth said: (Feb 16, 2017)|
In my view, there should a ban on smoking as it is harmful not only to the person consuming it but also to passive smokers (indirect smokers). The main reason behind not putting a ban is that the government gets revenue from the sale of cigarettes. Irrespective of showing in advertisements the long lasting effect of smoking, people still use it as a source of refreshment. But I think smoking cannot be completely banned as the real effort should come from public by quitting it. The government has made efforts to increase the rate of tax on tobacco, cigarettes to discourage the usage. Complete ban is not possible as levying restrictions may result in people resorting to drugs, which is again a headache for government as even students are addicts.
So in conclusion, the real effort should be from the part of public to get rigid of this cancer causing smoke.
|Sarah said: (Feb 15, 2017)|
I think smoking should not band at all. The government does not have any personal rights. So how ever wants to quit it they can and coming up in passive and active smoking. See overall UAE such as malls and public places we have special rooms or cabins only over there we UAE citizens are allowed to smoking as so the other people who don't smoke will not get any disease due to the smoking person.
|Pooja said: (Feb 13, 2017)|
|According to my opinion, smoking shouldn't be completely banned because more than half of the earning from it, in the way of tax and other side effects our health and culture also. We should take steps to remove it then the only problem will be solved.|
|Siri said: (Jan 19, 2017)|
|In my point of view, I totally agree with smoking be banned completely but not sudden, slowly do this process because if any case government will ban the smoking suddenly some chances of addicted to drugs. Drugs are so dangerous than cigarette so band the smoking slowly.|
|Myla Mcdade said: (Jan 14, 2017)|
|I think that smoking should be banned completely because there is a lot of people that have health problems. Soon then the whole world will be polluted because of smoking. It's bad for your health.|
|Myla Mcdade said: (Jan 14, 2017)|
|I think that smoking should be banned completely because there is a lot of people that have health problems. Soon then the whole world will be polluted because of smoking. It's bad for your health.|
|Kaushlendra Shubham said: (Dec 24, 2016)|
I think smoking should not be banned completely because it is the major part of the revenue of our country. But besides from this smoking is very hazardous to our health. The government should have to make rules against the use of cigarette, but it should not be banned suddenly because it is the pleasure for smokers. If govt banned this then there may be possibility that people can go attracted towards the drugs like cocaine and heroin. It is more harmful than the cigarette.
The government should have to create awareness among the people and in movies, the use of cigarette should be prohibited because the teenagers get affected by this.
|Paul said: (Dec 23, 2016)|
|Anyone who claims to get pleasure or claims that smoking is enjoyable I believe are afraid to face a future without them. This is what an addiction does it creates a dependence which we feel will make life terrible once removed and creates a false security. We all seen or experienced the anguish expressed and how hard it was to wean the bottle and security blanket away. We were born to breathe fresh air and eat and drink to survive, we were not born to inhale toxins by choice and if we had the choice, no peer pressures or stimulants or ads to entice just plain choice all over again we would not voluntarily walk into the world of coughs and cancers and COPD and throwing away looks and money to enslave ourselves to a slow death, giving up is hard but once over the giving up lets be honest there is no going back unless not fully recovered from the addiction. I was a former smoker and would never go back and would never want to go through quitting again, once quit stays quit only person or fault for going back is you.|
|James Croft said: (Dec 16, 2016)|
|It absolutely infuriates me that myself and others, including pregnant women and innocent children, have to suffer the ill effects of second-hand smoke when out in public. I work in a very congested city centre, it is very rare for me to make it to and from work without having to breathe in someone's cigarette smoke. I find my daily commute turns into a game of dodge the smoker. Sometimes I find myself on a narrow pedestrian walkway with 2 or 3 smokers in front of me, how do I get around that?
I take great pride in my health. I might as well be a smoker myself. They should ban smoking altogether. Allowed only in the home, or maybe a large green house can be constructed in every city where 100s of smokers can all go together and speed up their inevitable demise. I think health organizations need to reach out to smokers more to help them quit for good.
Maybe smokers are just part of a mass depopulation plan. After all, they're slowly killing everyone around them, in public and in their own homes. Maybe it will always be this way. I believe people that smoke have broken souls, they need therapy, forget to stop smoking. Anyway, what a waste of my time writing all of this, nothing will change anyway. BUT ONE CAN DREAM OF A BETTER WORLD.
|Jawid said: (Dec 14, 2016)|
|As we all know smoking is a gradual death, means it kills not only the smokers but the people who live around them,
Actually why does some youths get addict to such bad things, main reason beyond this can be parents who have been addicted in cigarette and smokes in front of their children, it will affect children blood in smokes and then at the age of adult they are willing to smoke because their blood already has affected by smokers.
Smoking can be band if public help government and many ways are here how to band cigarette.
1. Impose higher tax on companies, shops. (retailer and whole seller).
3. Awareness of bad effects.
4. Providing job opportunity for addicted people.
5. Helping them to how to gets out of this hell (advice them).
|Siva Prasad said: (Dec 7, 2016)|
|According to me, it should not be banned all of a sudden. Because smokers usually get pleasure from that. So if we ban it all of a sudden there is a chance of getting into the drug consumption by them and many poor people will lose their employment. So it should be a slow process. First, create awareness among the people and then go with ban on some companies which effects very badly and then give a notice that the govt is going to ban it very soon. In that way, we can eradicate smoking.|
|Rohit said: (Nov 12, 2016)|
|Yes, smoking to be banned completely in India. Smoking not only causes serious health issues to the smoker and the people around them but also, effects financially very much. Sale of cigarettes to be banned completely. In NCR we are already under heavy air pollution, as doctor recommendation peoples residing in NCR intakes in so much polluted that it is equivalent to consumption of 10-15 cigarettes daily. Although, smoking not only affecting our health but also our culture too. Many Students under the age of 18 are also active smokers, they attracted towards this habit from because of movies, they thought smoking as status symbol, while they feel adulthood with them. Smoking/Cigarettes to be completely ban although this will effect the chain smoker but it should be banned in phase manner. Firstly, the production to be restricted. Shop selling cigrettes to be registered so that its easy availability to be restricted. Because of easy availability of cigarettes in common places smoking has been increasing a lot and causing serious health issues to Indians.|
|Murali.V said: (Nov 10, 2016)|
|Yes, I wish to quit smoking which I couldn't do if it's banned I may come out of that habit.|
|Ramesh Naik said: (Nov 3, 2016)|
|Should Smoking be Banned Completely?
Yes, I agree with the statement, we should have to ban the smoking in India. As we know that it does not only effect the smoker health it also effecting the surrounding persons. If one active smoker is a friend of someone then there are a lot of chances to change that friend as a passive smoker and slowly to active smoker also. Smoking is very dangerous to health and leads to reduce the person life period. If pregnant women is an active smoker, its results in her baby body growth even before he/she come to this world. Government should have to make awareness seminars and advertisements to ban this smoking completely.
If we ask smokers why they are addict to smoking? They mostly reply that They are tired and by smoking, they are becoming free from it. Whenever they are in a state of unwillingness they will go for smoking and take some relaxation from it and they try to divert from that situation.
As of my experience, I asked so many people why they are smoking and even I asked educated person also they replied the same thing. And I had given an advise to them that try to stop smoking it will results you and your family in brighter. Some of them are followed and some not but I will continue the same thing whenever I find smoker.
|Nikita Kumawat said: (Nov 2, 2016)|
|Yes, Smoking should be completely banned. It is not only effecting the one who is smoking but also the once in the surrounding of that smoke. For eg. , If one person is smoking at raily crossing, traffic signal or at any other public places, smoking will definitely effect the smoker but along with him the others around him will be effected same as him. So, the one's who are smoking for their pleasure, it is becoming dangerous for others along with them. Smoking effects the health and thus effects the development, power and youth of the country. So, smoking should be strictly banned.|
|Shedrick said: (Nov 1, 2016)|
|Yes, because you are putting 5000 drugs in your body.|
|Payal Sharma said: (Oct 24, 2016)|
|Smoking should be strictly banned as it not only affects the individual's life but also the development of the country. We all know that how injurious is smoking for health. And more than an active smoker it harms to the passive smoker. Just think what happens when a pregnant woman becomes the victim of passive smoking. The infant with her becomes highly vulnerable to diseases even before coming in this world.
Thus when citizens of the country will not be healthy, how can a country be healthy?More than 50% of the population in our country is addicted to smoking. Strong awareness of side effects of smoking is required. Also, government of the country should take the major step to ban smoking completely for bright future of our country.
|Somi said: (Oct 22, 2016)|
|Yes, smoking should be banned but before that we need to make people aware about the ill facts about smoking. We feel like don't they know that smoking is injurious. Yes they know but most of them addicted to smoking.
I agree with one of the commenter that by banning, most of the people loose their daily hood. However smoking should be banned because daily hood can be earned but life cannot be earned once it is lost.
|Susheel Bhardwaj said: (Oct 16, 2016)|
|According to me, smoking ban is not the right way to go, the right way to go is to spread awareness among youth by conducting debates and seminars on the topic. If you will ban smoking youth will resort to cocaine and heroin consumption some or the other way which is very hard to be addict. Due to smoking ban, many will lose their jobs and strikes will be conducted all over the country leading to chaos.|
|Jemish.K Shah said: (Oct 14, 2016)|
|Yes, it should be banned in India and stop production it causes death of a person and health related issues so it should be completely banned.|
|Anushka M said: (Oct 13, 2016)|
|Smoking should be banned because it is very injurious to health it also hurts our heart. If you smoke it will cause pollution. If possible please do not smoke in public places. So smoking should be banned completely.|
|Ravi Prakash Pandey said: (Oct 3, 2016)|
|Yes, I am with totally banned smoking. First by smoking pollution increase and second it is harmful to youth's stamina as for others as well. I saw that many students can't study because of addiction of smoking. Initially, they start taking smoking but after some days smoking takes them and kill their stamina.|
|Sakthi said: (Sep 24, 2016)|
|Smoking is full and full not banned because the youth like the smoking habit. But smoking is injurious our health and create the pollution. The smoking is create a cancer.|
|Pearl said: (Sep 23, 2016)|
|Smoking should be banned because it doesn't harm only the person smoke's but also harms the people around, it deteriorates the health of the smoker and its surrounding by polluting the environment.|
|Vishal said: (Sep 21, 2016)|
|Hi, every one.
I will agree with some of them.
Nowadays the person who is addicted to smoke is involving his/her friends to smoke which is very bad to himself and to the others.
As we are talking about smoking it should be banned because it is easy to smoke but very difficult to leave it or stop it. So government should take preventive measures to reduce it.
|Pintu said: (Sep 21, 2016)|
|Smoking should be banned completely but by not suddenly making a law because addicted person can't face it so, it is very necessary to make a law and banned completely but the law should come in action by advertising before 1or 2 years the law action.|
|Ravindra Patil said: (Sep 20, 2016)|
|Smoking should not be banned, it should be regulated by bringing new laws it will helps to stop illegal and the cancerous smoking product comes into the market, direct banning it does solve the problem. Banning leads loss of revenue and most of the people's loss their job. We have a freedom to eat, speak and smoke but smoking should not allow in public places like garden, streets, schools and colleges. The new laws increase awareness among people through advertisement, TV, and labeling on products.|
|Keerthi said: (Sep 20, 2016)|
|I think it should be left to individual to decide. Even after knowing it's ill effects they are willing to smoke and die who are we to stop them. Everyone has right to decide.|
|Rob Van Dam said: (Sep 18, 2016)|
|YES, but from the places where it concerns others, like if you are smoking in Public, before kids, pregnant ladies, in public transport, hospitals.
Other than that this is your life, I think should live in a way he likes.
|Chamu Singh said: (Sep 12, 2016)|
I think smoking should not be Banned completely but it should be banned at public places. In India had not a strict rule to smoke in a public place! it must be an amendment on bill & strictly prohibited to smoke in public places.
Following some point are consider by carefully:
1) Because many of people can't afford without smoking so it should not be banned completely.
2) if the government completely banned to smoking then many of employees will joblessness.
3) For attention: the government must require to a seminar regarding on smoking and their harmful effect etc.
It is a human nature & a human being is independent doing something. We can't stop it.
|Johnny Aitken said: (Sep 11, 2016)|
|Yes along with alcohol and offer people help to overcome to its effect, its the only way to eradicate it completely, though the smoking/alcohol bans have helped a bit it's not enough.|
|Sharry Wahla said: (Sep 9, 2016)|
According to my view smoking should be banned completely because it is injurious to health. It also affects the health of others who not a smoker but standing or seating nearby a person who is smoking. It is a tough decision to take but it should be taken. With this positive step, we can save many valuable lives those are important for their families, children, and country. It is a good step toward the betterment of the country.
Now the question is so many people are habitual of smoking than how we completely banned. To solve this problem I think our government should take steps like give a deadline before implementation or aware the people through seminars. If once we achieve success in that I will be a great decision.
Thanks to all for giving their precious time to read my view.
|Gaurab said: (Sep 6, 2016)|
According to my point of view, Smoking should be banned. Because it does nothing good to you. Here it's not about money. It's about someone's life and which is destroying these days. It creates a lot of diseases for example. Lung cancer. Mainly it depends upon our mental condition wheather we should make habit or not.
Because of smoking large number of population are suffering from a number of diseases.
Sometimes it seems logically cool that most of the revenue generated from smoking. After China, India is in the 2nd. Position. However it should not be banned rather we can control orrself not to smoke or quite smoking.
Thats all. Thank You.
|Ravish said: (Sep 4, 2016)|
|It should be completely banned in all over the country. As we know that it is very injurious in our health. It destroys our life. It causes many diseases. Many of the youth are getting addicted for this. Many youths taking for a fun, it also causes cancer. There are many numbers of people die from this diseases and even they are not leaving. Regarding this government should take important decisions to stop it completely to save the life of our youth.|
|Mr.Subodh said: (Sep 2, 2016)|
In the 21st century, it is very difficult to stop smoking from the room, but we have to control it.
Nowadays the young blood needs to do new and now its just style they smoke only for the fun.
It is a difficult task to stop or banned smoking, but we control it by arranging the programs in school (age 12 - 16) " How smoking injurious to health" we can control it but can't stop 100%.
|Shivani Thummar said: (Sep 2, 2016)|
|I want to say that smoking is banned completely because smokers not only harm themselves but also those around them. Smoking cause cancer to the person who is smoking and even the people who are near a person while smoking they may inhale the smoke air. Many side effects of smoking are there. So, it must be banned.|
|Sid@Ra said: (Aug 31, 2016)|
Banning smoking completely is not the solution, as addicted ones would go for unusual means such as involving on illegal means to get that pack of cigarette and would harm not only themselves but everyone.
So, there is a need to remove addiction from its root. Spreading knowledge regarding its harmful effects and the government should focus on de-addiction.
|Suman Gc said: (Aug 30, 2016)|
|I think smoking shouldn't be banned completely.
I mean students or anyone who smokes they are well aware of the side effects of smoking they can't be that immature that they don't know what harm it may cause to them.
But then also they smoke and instead whenever they goes to the shopkepper asking for the cigarettes if shopkepper mistakenly gives a wrong falvour one they always ask for the one which says smoking is bad for health it may cause cancer.
So in my opinion even knowing about the bad Consequences of smoking, still young generation are preferring to smoke. So we can't even imagine what they will do just to have those packets of cigarettes.
|Ravina said: (Aug 30, 2016)|
Smoking is one of the leading cause of preventable death in the India and doing it in public is even worse.
Because smokers not only harm themselves but also those around them.
Many smokers think they could do whatever they want because it is their body, but to me, their right end where my health begins. I believe that smoking should be banned.
|Nikhil said: (Aug 24, 2016)|
We all know that smoking is very dangerous to us and our family members but instead of this maximum population of India especially youth like to smoke. Even teenagers are also doing this habit. According to the report, more than 85% of the Indian population have this habit and about 30000 people die every year. So smoking should be banned in India and it also has an unnecessary burden on one's Pocket. Due to which his family is totally disturbed.
I think these are the best reasons for banning of cigarettes in India.
|Ashu Singh said: (Aug 17, 2016)|
|According to me, smoking should not be banned or it can never be banned in India as there are many smokers in India and it is a commodity which contributes in large sum revenue generation. By banning smoking will increase smuggling of cigarettes in black market and no tax collection can be possible. Rather than banning, government should take serious steps for control of smoking like:
1. Increase in tax for cigarettes or any other materials related to smoking.
2. Testing of every brand should be done to reduce nicotine and other hazardous substances in commodities related to smoking.
3. Local brands and manufacturers should be banned from the production of bad and cheap quality products.
4. Like liquor it should be sold by government-licensed shops, this will decrease consumption.
5. Use of cigarettes in movies should be banned as it promotes smoking in teenagers after they see that their hero is smoking in an attitude.
So, rather than banning, strict rules should be made like liquor. By banning there will be a loss of lakhs of employment related to smoking industry.
|Aiman said: (Aug 11, 2016)|
I don't think so that smoking should be banned. Every human has his own rights. If a person wants to smoke for relief he must have complete freedom for that. Smokers are mature persons. They are completely aware of the harmful effects of smoking. Besides that, tobacco industry generates huge revenue. There are also many harmful products like soft drinks, chocolate ice cream should they also be banned? In the end, I want to say that smoking shouldn't be banned but it should be regulated.
|Rahul said: (Aug 1, 2016)|
Smoking cause cancer. Not only the person who is smoking. The people who are going near a person while smoking they may inhale the smoke air. They may say to be passive smokers. Likewise, the warning is given in the cigarette packet but the better idea has banned this product for the people's wealth.
|Ahmed Haris said: (Jul 29, 2016)|
Smoking cigarettes should be banned completely in my opinion. But I do not think that we would ever get rid of this. What we can do is to avoid ourselves from this norm. In almost every country manufacturing of cigarettes is done on the commercial level, governments allow companies to establish factories so that that it could gain lots of profits and impose taxes in order to fill their pockets with money. Same is the case with the companies who manufacture and sell alcoholic drinks and government pass their bills so these companies could establish the whole lot of factories. If we are to get rid of this nuisance, collective efforts are required to be made each of small and large level. Our politicians need to pass strong bills and the law should take it's due course to stop these brands in order to not establish factories and manufacture this poison. But I hope that it could happen till then individual efforts are needed to be made by us and we should prevent ourselves from smoking cigarettes. Thank you.
|Rahul Kumar said: (Jul 6, 2016)|
According to my opinion smoking should be banned because it creates lots of diseases for ex. -lung cancer. Mainly it depends upon our mental condition whether we should make habit it or not. When we buy a packet of cigarette, a serious note is mentioned that "smoking is injurious to health". Even in a movie theater, at the time of starting of the movie a disclaimer is flashed that "dhumrapan parega mehnga". Because of smoking large no. Of population are suffering from a number of diseases.
Sometimes it seems logically cool that most of the revenue generated in India from smoking. After china, India is in 2nd position. However, it should not be banned rather we can control ourself not to smoke or quit smoke. That's all. Ok.
|Dilip said: (Jul 3, 2016)|
|According to my point of view, smoking should be ban, here it's not about money it's about someone life which is destroying these days.
And it also not about that particular person but all family member who is connected with him.
It may be possible there is only one person who is feeding their family but due to this, he had no more life.
Its seem logically cool that it shouldn't be banned because of revenue but when it comes to us personally then we come to know about the importance of life. Youth is more addicted towards tobacco which is the big question mark about our future of India.
|Neer Nandeha said: (Jun 23, 2016)|
|Smoking doesn't need to be banned but should be regulated instead.
India is the second largest tobacco market after China, over 120 million Indians smoke.
Bidi covers almost 85% of the smoking market.
The problem with banning is the loss of the revenue obtained in the form of taxes and loss of employment to people depending on this industry.
Moreover, the world bank recommends a taxing of 65-85% when it comes to tobacco products which are a mere 4% in case of bids and 40% in case of cigarettes in India.
Banning would simply lead to black marketing and loss of taxes which we have already faced in case of Pan Masala and Gutka products.
So increasing the taxes to the standard rates will increase the revenue and would regulate the smoking to some extent.
|Tejaswini said: (Jun 18, 2016)|
In my opinion, smoking shouldn't be completely banned. Because lacs of people is still working in a tobacco co. & manage their family. We can't ban it not only for our benefit but also think for others. So, if we want to avoid this then we should be careful & control ourselves.
|Padmaja said: (Jun 13, 2016)|
|As per the discussion, I would say.
Yes, cigarette should be banned.
Basically, this smoking culture is adapted and understood as a status symbol.
On the packet of cigarette, we find a note stating that smoking on s injuries to health and even in movies a disclaimer is also flashed at the bottom I don't understand when it is harmful and the creator itself knows that it could ruin life then why is it not stopped from producing it.
A pathetic and humorous thing is that at one side people produce it and the other hand they produce such kind of products which can help smokers from smoking to some extent. I really wanted to know what actually these people are supporting.
I have seen some people smoke so that they can get rid of mental tensions really people should find other ways.
Just a puff your life and people dependent on you will be also left alone.
|Pritish Chowdhury said: (Jun 8, 2016)|
|Drinking, smoking are all depend on one's mental condition. In this world everything is relative. Too much of anything is bad for one's health. Health is wealth and so intelligent people will go accordingly whether smoking is drinking are banned or not banned. Banning things never solve problems rather it creates more curiosity among young people to go for all these things. Home & educational institutes should be the temple of earning to boost up moral values of the young generation. Society should be free of corruption to educate every young people to show the right path to life. When a person is mentally sound he never falls prey to addiction.|
|Kushal Patel said: (Jun 2, 2016)|
According to me, smoking should be completely banned. One of the main reason behind it is that it causes bad disease related to our hung like cancer. Another one is that it causes bad effect on our environment also. There are several reason which is not in favour of prevention of smoking like decreased tax amount of government, but this tax amount is not more than precious of a person's life. Another one is that the black market of this things comes in pictures. Black marketing is also a crime. The solution of this is to make a necessary action by some special department which is government's work.
So according to me, smoking can be completely banned.
|Ann said: (May 30, 2016)|
This is Ann,
The topic itself speaks about a filthy means of lifestyle wich we see around SMOKING.
Smoking Kills, a cigarette packet itself contains the bold letters signifying the after effects of smoking Does this really matter? still people go on their way to boost it along the whole life killing themselves.
It should be banned, that's right If we find the reason behind a smoking habitat emerging nowadays in the life of a workaholic chap its a stress reliever for him.
But it's ridiculous to come across youths who take it as a changing pace from a Boy to a Man reborn with this piece of poison.
The smoking population graph itself shows the increasing rate of smokers in between the age of 12-Adult the maximum consumers are youth which has resulted in fatal death, causing cancers to different parts of the body.
If it continues soon we will be losing the youthful crowd of India who are the next inspiring generation and ones who will lead a bright future.
SMOKING KILLS!BAN IT!
|Abc said: (May 16, 2016)|
|According to me, even if the government puts a ban on smoking products, people would still tend to purchase it secretly. Moreover, the authorities involved in this matter would not have a wide reach in every remote corner of the country. Thus, it can't be assured if a country is completely free from the practice of smoking. It is very difficult for a regular smoker to quit smoking. Even a continuous message about the hazards of smoking to the society through various communication channels has not let our country India to be completely free from the habit of smoking. For those who have been working in such factories since long and don't have any further employment opportunities are forced to work in such factories to earn their living. The adverse poverty has let even poor people to earn by selling certain tobacco products irrespective of their hazards to health. The government earns a lot of revenue from these products and it contributes to the growth of this sector thus, it can't be completely banned.
Instead, the government needs to put in certain measures of the quality and selling of such products. Replacing certain hazardous materials with the ones good for health and decreasing the amount of nicotine in a cigarette can be really helpful. Increasing the prices of such products and banning the local brands would force people to buy less which in turn would reduce its consumption.
Banning the practice of smoking or similar tobacco products is not a complete solution to this problem. The government needs to introduce effective ways on improving its quality and educating people to lessen its usage by replacing it with certain healthy products which taste the same.
|Anubhuti said: (May 14, 2016)|
I think smoking can be permanently banned by us only because the government has to deal with so many other problems related to the workers, their unemployment, revenues as they make GDP of the country.
We all know "Healthy mind lives in a healthy body" only. So this has to be our personal decision. Besides this, if the government make laws to ban it completely, then there should have some more laws to take action against it. And a long list of defaulters along with cases. Funny as it sounds but Indian courts do not need more pending cases.
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