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Indian ban on smoking in public

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posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 01:01 AM
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Indian ban on smoking in public


news.bbc.co.uk

Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss says he aims to cut the number of smokers and to protect passive smokers from the harmful effects of tobacco.
India has more than 120 million smokers and observers say the ban will need to be strictly enforced. Those flouting it face fines of 200 rupees ($4.50).
Tobacco smoking in India kills 900,000 people a year, a figure expected to rise to a million by 2010.
India's health ministry says hundreds of thousands of people whohave never smoked die each year.
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posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 01:01 AM
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"From 2 October India is going to go smoke-free in all public places," Mr Ramadoss said.


India had now joined a growing list of countries on the smoking ban band wagon. Australia has had this law for a while now, but every public place has 'designated smoking areas' so I don't see how it really stops people smoking.

I wonder how long it will take for other countires to try and follow in the shoes of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan?

The sale of tobacco products has been banned throughout the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

It is believed to be the first country to have done this.

The move is part of the government's strategy for predominantly Buddhist Bhutan to eventually become a smoke-free nation.

Smoking was only popular with a small percentage of the Bhutanese population, correspondents say. Chewing tobacco was much more common.

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I guess tobacco taxes are not a big revenue raiser there. Probably once our government find a way to get more revenue to compensate for the loss in tobacco taxes. Maybe the carbon tax?

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posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 01:07 AM
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Hi there, glad you posted this information, to tell you the truth this smoking ban was implemented many times in the past without great success, and this time they are trying to implement the ban today on the occassion of gandhi jayanti, the birth day of gandhi, a national holiday to get more people aware, and he himself is in chennai distributing pamphelets on the ill effects, hope that this effort succeeds.




posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 01:32 AM
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Good grief, the health and safety Nazis are at it again.

Its amazing that if you go far enough left, you come back around to the right. Turns out life is a wheel - who'd have guessed?



posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 12:35 AM
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Health minister is banning cigarette smoking.Good job...
But instead of banning smoking why did not he ban the cigarette industry.
ha ha ha ha..... he wont do that.....becoz they give money to politicians
and Mr.Ramadoss...........he wants to come in limelight....every time politicians
apply rules on general people why don't u apply on industrialist.
if u really wants to ban smoking in India then ban the production.
No Mr. Ramadoss will not do that otherwise in next election ITC will put his pant down.

Do u wanna know ...Mr. Ramadoss..background
He has three daughters...........he is controlling the Indian population.
Wow......You must be thinking that he has three daughter..no problem the woman ration
is very less in india........No he has three daughter because he was expecting ONE SON.......
HE IS THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITE. HE JUST WANT A CHEAP PUBLICITY.
IF YOU GIVE A SEARCH IN A GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE " WHO IS THE INDIAN HEALTH MINISTER?"
IT WONT SHOW YOU ANYTHING.........TRY THIS



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