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-Navneet A Vasistha

I find it absurd…absurd that I am writing about why Campus should be made a no-smoking zone. It’s something that we all know the hazards of and yet we need reasons to do the right thing. We have all watched countless commercials about the ill-effects of the damned smoke. There have been countless legislations to chuck it out of sports and yet we sit here, debating on why such a move should be carried out.
I am sure that those who smoke would want some freedom. We all do. But what about the liberties of those who don’t? What about those who wake up in the middle of the night to reach for their inhalers simply because the people they are around smoke a lot.

We all aim for change, mostly for the better. Yet the cynic in us always speaks up when we’re forced to work for that change. It’s absurd that while we strive for clean air, we manage to let ourselves down this way.

I would have loved it if we didn’t have any such rules. If we could have had special smoking zones and no-smoking areas and we could conduct ourselves civilly in public. But the truth is that we don’t and thus somewhere there’s a need for policing.

Every 3 cigarettes smoked equal one passive smoke. I hope that you’re not smoking one of them.

Journalism has been called the “first rough draft of history”. D.U.B may be termed as the first rough draft of DU history. Freedom to Express.

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