Harmful habits

P Senthil Saravana Durai

I strongly support and appreciate the efforts of curbing and banning the use of harmful items like tobacco and drug. Also, it is unfortunate that many youngsters are deeply habituated to smoking. It is true that there are companies in the world that survive on selling cigarettes. But at the same time, it cannot be ruled out that smoking habits pose grave threats to not only the lives of the smokers but also those of the passive [non]-smokers.
In fact a pictorial warning is a step in the right direction and will serve as a grim reminder of the ill effects of smoking. It is also time to look at the other possible ways of creating awareness on the hazardous effects of tobacco consumption. Finally, smoking in public places should be completely banned and hefty penalty on the violators should be there.
—Mumbai, India

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