Essay on Tobacco Ban On Tobacco And The Government Of India

846 Words Sep 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Tobacco Ban in India
Tobacco use has been around for many centuries as a pastime for recreational purposes. Although the habitual comforts brought relief to users, it also came with major consequences like health issues, and financial burdens that may often be draining to addicted users, especially those in developing countries, such as India. This essay is a brief summary of the article Ban on Tobacco Ads by the Government of India. Some key points of discussion will include the pro and con perspectives for tobacco ban ads, conflict of interest that India may face, and lastly, my personal opinion on what the Indian government should do in regards to tobacco advertising.
As health awareness continues to increase in the 21st century, modern societies begin to highlight the detrimental effect of tobacco use and production. Many countries have moved forward in favor of stricter tobacco regulations or toward a complete ban. In the article Ban on Tobacco Ads by the Government of India, the author discusses the dilemma that the Indian government encountered, as the country explores the idea of a tobacco ad ban. The article explains that the ban proposal was not unusual in nature, as many countries have already implemented similar tobacco bans. For instance, “Countries like France, Finland, and Norway had already imposed similar bans” (Ban on Tobacco Ads by the Government of India, 2001). The article points to India’s supportive view of the tobacco ad bans with comments such as…

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