The Reasons To Ban Tobacco In India

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Tobacco and its usage has always been a very controversial topic, not just in the United States of America, but all around the world. There are plenty of people in the United States that have this topic up for debate to this day, but in India, it is a different story. Their government wants to ban not the making and selling of tobacco, but the advertisements that help to sell it. As you could probably guess, there were those that took sides and sparked serious outrage over this ban. Those sides were simply those that supported the ban and those that opposed it. There were many that supported the decision to ban tobacco advertising in India. One of the reasons was a simple one: because tobacco kills. Tobacco has been affecting the health of millions worldwide. According to the article entitled “Ban on Tobacco Ads by the Government of India”, it references that the “World Health Organization (WHO) accounts tobacco for over 3 million deaths in 1990, the figure rising to 4.023 million deaths in 1998”, with WHO predicting that the numbers will only rise higher as years go by, if something is not done.…show more content…
The government feared that they would be attracted to tobacco usage because of the colorful advertisements that were on TV. They did not want the young people to become part of the statistic for “death by tobacco”. The last reason is simply because like cocaine, heroin, and so many other bad drugs, many felt that tobacco should just be banned and that banning the advertisements of it was the first step towards doing

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