Q. You are Aman/Reema. You genuinely feel that despite the ban on tobaccorelated advertisements and the law against smoking in public places, the consumption of tobacco and its products is on the rise in India. You are of the opinion that banning such adds will not serve the purpose. The government should come out with a blanket ban on the use of tobacco and the closure of tobacco industry. Only such drastic measures will eliminate this evil. You decide to write a letter to the editor of a national daily expressing your views and suggestions. Using the hints given below together with your own ideas, write this letter in about 100-120 words.
Smoking in public — law not effective — consumption of tabacco and its product — alarming rise in cases of oral and lung cancer — blanket ban must — closure of tobacco industry — drastic measures and exemplary punishments — awareness among public.
12, Police Bazar
20th March, 20XX
The Shillong Times
Sub: Ban on Tobacco and closure of Tobacco Industry
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I want to highlight that the steps taken by the Government against smoking have proved quite inadequate and ineffective. Only a blanket ban on the use of tobacco and the closure of tobacco industry will root this evil out of the country.
No doubt, the Government has made tobacco related advertisements mandatory.
It has also passed the law against smoking in public places. But these steps have not produced the desired results. The consumption of tobacco and tobacco products is growing steadily in India. About nine lakh people die of tobacco related diseases every year. Deadly diseases like cancer have shown a steady rise. Addiction to tobacco, the silent killer, is increasing, particularly among the youths and students. The Government must eliminate the root cause of this evil. No doubt, tobacco is a great source of revenue for the Government. But millions of lives are more precious than earning this revenue. The only way to solve this problem is the closure of tobacco industry and complete ban on smoking and consumption of tobacco. Earlier, the better.