Years after the widespread decline of cigarette smoking, the cigarette usage has recently escalated, especially in university students; not only the males but females are also indulged in this subversive activity. Though being educated and have a lot and aware of its side effects, their smoking habit seems to be on the rise due to the alluring publicity campaigns of the cigarette brands and also the resurgence in old belief that smoking is simply cool. It is estimated that 15% of university students are involved in smoking.
Serious action should be taken to prevent our youngsters from the use of tobacco. The sale of cigarettes should be banned and the smokers should be punished by their respective universities.