Governments everywhere are banning smoking in public places even though they always seem quite happy to keep tobacco legal so that they can still collect taxes.
India has imposed the world’s biggest smoking ban by forbidding its 1.2 billion people from lighting up in public places.
The move has been introduced to try and fight tobacco use blamed, directly or indirectly, for a fifth of all deaths in the world’s third-largest consumer.
The ban, which includes all offices and restaurants, will hit its estimated 240 million tobacco users, who are likely to find their homes and cars among the last few places to light up. Offenders will be fined 200 rupees ($4).
How do you feel about these bans? As an ex-smoker I think it is a good start but there still seems to be a real shortage of programs to help people quit smoking easily. I can vouch for anyone that has quit that it is really tough.
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