Tobacco must be banned. Yes or No.

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Subhanga Borthakur said:   2 years ago
Yes, in my opinion, tobacco should be immediately banned because as days are passing by many kids (younger than 18years) are becoming new smokers, Kids might be drawn to smoking, vaping, and chewing tobacco for many reasons like to look cool, act older, lose weight, seem tough, or feel independent. But they are not aware of how this habit is destroying their lungs, liver, etc. Sometimes, they use to give the justification like, death is the ultimate truth for every living being in the world, so they are enjoying it to the fullest using whatever they want like cigarettes, hookah, drinks, etc. I agree that in the end everyone has to sacrifice the body but the question is that "why to suffer for the rest of your life with some major diseases?

Instead, you can enjoy your life to the fullest in a constant manner till the end. Another reason is that it is polluting the environment. Cigarette smoking causes environmental pollution by releasing toxic air pollutants into the atmosphere. The cigarette butts also litter the environment, and the toxic chemicals in the residues seep into soils and waterways, thereby causing soil and water pollution, respectively.

I can carry on with more arguments, as of now with these points I would like to conclude wishing for a tobacco-free world.

Sruthi Vanka said:   4 years ago
Good morning to one and all!

Now the given topic is "Tobacco must be banned. Yes or no".

Yes, it should be banned why because we already know smoking & drinking alcohol are injurious to health. If a person is smoking means it will damage his life along with others who are at his surroundings. I don't know why the government is taking much time to ban these addicted habits. We know how the government is taking precautions related to traffic rules. They are collecting fines for the persons who are not travelling without licence or helmet or seat belt. But when coming to this case we are just finding the quotations like "smoking is injurious to health" or "Don't drink alcohol or cigarette" written mostly in public areas. If they start collecting fines for these addicted habits people will get some awareness & they at least control these habits to not to exhibit in public areas & government should make awareness among the people through advertisements & short films. Mostly teenagers are attracted to hero's attitude in movies & they try to imitate them.

The persons who are addicted to these kinds of habits should think about their family members because annually so many members are dying due to these kinds of bad habits.

Tarun kolhe said:   4 months ago
Tobacco is a highly addictive substance that has been linked to several serious health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that tobacco use is responsible for over 7 million deaths each year. In light of these concerns, many countries, including India, have implemented measures aimed at reducing tobacco consumption, such as increasing taxes on tobacco products, implementing smoking bans in public places, and limiting advertising.

On the other hand, there are arguments against a complete ban on tobacco.

For example, the tobacco industry is a major source of employment and revenue in some countries, including India, and a ban on tobacco could result in significant economic consequences, such as job losses and decreased tax revenue. Additionally, it may be difficult to enforce a complete ban on tobacco, and there are concerns that it could lead to a black market for the product.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to ban tobacco is a complex and controversial one that requires consideration of a range of factors, including the health risks associated with tobacco use, the economic impact of a ban, and the feasibility of enforcement.

Rishi pandey said:   4 years ago
Hello, everyone.

Tobacco must be banned or not this is our topic and my views on this is that it should not be banned because it creates a lot of employment and government Generate a huge revenue from it so in order to improve and increase the growth of the country banning will not be a good option but as far as health is concerned, yes we are pretty much aware that its consequences are worse than any other thing but still aware of this fact people still continuing in consuming this harmful product, here if we talk about the awareness then it will not be a good step because there are already lots of endorsement, campaign running to get the control but its all goes in vain until people who are consuming don't have the will to avoid it even knowing the problems like cardiac problems, cancer etc. Summarising my views on this topic is that banning will not create a huge difference as it generates a lot of revenue but knowing the fact and cons. If people still prefer it then it's not a big deal they are dumb and spoiling there life by their own and even the gods cannot change their thinking if they don't have the will to stop.

Sanjeet said:   2 years ago
Good morning all.

We are here to discuss should tobacco be banned.

We all know that tobacco is very injurious for health, which is also written on the packet of tobacco. It is made from tobacco plants which is a very addictive drug. It has a direct adverse effect on the respiratory system of a person and the nervous system of the brain. It also gives birth to cancer and tuberculosis. And we all know there is no complete treatment of cancer has discovered yet.

Nowadays youths are also attracted towards it and women also. Babies born from these women who are eating tobacco are nor healthy. So, in their adult age, they suffer a lot of respiratory diseases. From this, we knew that it has an indirect effect on upcoming generations.

May a tobacco packet is of 5 to 10 rupees but when it becomes to cancer, it ruins a lot of money may be it 5 to 10 lakh.

We understand that by eating tobacco, it doesn't give us the energy to work more or it doesn't have any positive effect on a person.

So, by considering these points, I would like to keep my personal opinion that it should be banned.

Akansha said:   5 years ago
Yes, it should be banned because it is not a healthy product and many people are suffering because of it.

But banning tobacco is not the only solution to this. If tobacco gets banned then, it will have a great impact on the people's who are tobacco addicts. Illegal supply of tobacco will start and it's price will also rise which is also a serious issue. People's who are involved in the making of tobacco will be greatly affected. They will immediately lose their job and will have nothing to do for a living. Therefore, before banning tobacco government should take proper actions for the people's. They should do proper planning for eg rehab centres should be opened for people who are tobacco addicts, other work opportunities for daily wagers who work in tobacco making so that they have something to work upon for a living.

If we banned tobacco our GDP of the country will also fall down which is another serious issue that needs resolution.

So, I will like to conclude with this that tobacco can be banned but with proper planning and actions.

Thank you. Have a great day ahead.

Ninesing Kharlor said:   4 months ago
Hello everyone,

My name is Ninesing Kharlor. Greeting from Shillong.

According to my point of view, regarding the topic of tobacco, I think it should have a proper measurement. So, we all know that smoking and consuming tobacco is injurious to health but still, lots of people consume it. Even when it's already written in the packet they refuse to see what will come out in the future but they are on their own satisfaction.

Even the government also give permission to a certain amount of companies as they paid to the government a huge amount of money. The outcome of the money that the tobacco company gave to the government is in the form of taxes. So with the help of the taxes that the tobacco companies gave to the government, the government itself used it for many purposes as to run for the whole of the development of the nation. So according to me, it should not be banned but it should have a proper measurement for the welfare of the community as a whole. And its up to the consumer how to consume and maintain their physical and mental health.

Thank you.

Vanaja said:   4 years ago
Hello, friends, I'm Vanaja.

Yes! it should be banned.

In my point of view, the tobacco causing many diseases to the people and the most important thing is the young ones are also getting addicted to this tobacco. This is responsible for causing many deaths. The Government should ban the tobacco for saving the many lives. Usually in our country tobacco users are more in no. Of males when compared to females. By saving one male life is equal to the saving of the whole that men's family. The government may lose the huge profits which are getting by tobacco, can face the problem with our Indian economy for a few months but it can definitely get rid of that problem in a few years. But tobacco banning is useful for decreasing poverty problem which, India is facing as one of the major problems in this time. The people who are completely addicted to tobacco can get rid of that habit by banning it and they can save their money by not spending their wages on this wasteful thing. So, the government should ban tobacco for saving many lives.

Thank you.

Nitesh kumar mehta said:   4 years ago
Tobacco isn't banned. What is happening?

Millions of people consuming it, getting addicted to it, damaging their body, increasing pressure on health sector, people of all age has easy access to it so might b there is no control over will of an indivisual and get influenced by their surroudings.

Suppose tobacco banned instantly what will happen?

Millions of people mostly farmers, the people earning by putting a stall beside the road and many others will loose their daily earnings, there will be a huge pressure on an indiviual and the government due to this job crisis, other than this the addicted consumers will try to find many ways to get it and there will be an increase in the black and illegal marketing, may b they shift to other drug products.

So, not banning tobacco is damaging the people every second and banning it will cause both huge merit and demerit impact. The way I think to curve it is first shifting major people from this sector to other, mass campaign of awareness and then ban the tobacco.

Suffi Dsouza said:   3 years ago
Hello everyone.

I think tobacco must be banned as it is very hazardous to health. It causes cancer and so many diseases. Not only it affects to those who smoke, it also effects on surrounding people as well. Every year we heard so many cases of tobacco. It directly attacks on lungs thus it causes diseases related to respiration.

The main problem is tobacco is easily available in the market. Anyone can buy it. We need to make some strict reforms so that it won't be accessed by common people.

Teenagers think that it's a very cool thing and it will increase their swag but that's not true. It will increase the possibility of death or it will take us closer to death. They get easily affected by advertisements on TV. Generally, their favourite hero or cricketer advertise tobacco so they think they must try it so first we need to ban such type of ads.

At last, I would like to say if you want to stay healthy and want to live longer then say no to tobacco.

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