Kishore Kumar Sharma alis “Vidhrohi” : Every year we observe 12th March as “No Smoking Day” and 31 st May as “World No Tobacco Day” with lot of fanfare to encourage the people globally to quit smoking and shun tobacco related products because of their harmful effects on our health as well as the atmosphere.It is on records that approximately six million deaths are reported annually all over the world because of tobacco consumption in one way or the other…Are we really serious?and want to get rid of this killer habit ? if so, then,instead of banning smoking gutka etc ,ban tobacco cultivation and production of its allied products.It should be clearly understood that anything which is allowed to be manufactured will automatically finds its way into the market for its consumption as the maker will never like to loose his money invested.Why not directly ‘nip the evil in the bud’ itself… as is rightly said…”na hoga bans na bajegi bansuri”.
If we really mean business, then we will have to be tough with it. Dilly-dally type of attitude or approach will not work rather it will provide more teeth to law enforcing agencies to make more money by mis-utilising the powers vested to them.
Therefore,sincere approach to curb this health hazard resulting in loss of finances as well, has to be dealt with iron hand.