Why beat about the bush : Ban tobacco altogether

The deleterious effects of tobacco are now no secret and do not need further discussion. As a medical doctor, I have seen many families suffer and people dying only because they did not heed the statutory warning of “Smoking Kills” or the many different varieties of these these that are now everywhere. The WHO predicts that more than 8 million people are scheduled to die by 2030 worldwide due to tobacco [1]. It is indeed shameful and worthy of being condemned that WHO continues to do lip service by just pushing for ban of tobacco marketing in various forms. Why not ban tobacco altogether?….

….. The truth for tobacco control remains as it was about fifty years back when there was so much confusion about what harms tobacco causes or to what extent. And the truth in the words of a noted novelist is ” one of the most potent and common carcinogens (tobacco) known to humans can be freely bought and sold at every corner store for a few dollars. ” [2]

Read the full article by Dr.Soumyadeep B at the British Medical Journal   (Open Access)

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