-Navneet A Vasistha
I find it absurdâ€¦absurd that I am writing about why Campus should be made a no-smoking zone. Itâ€™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 donâ€™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 weâ€™re forced to work for that change. Itâ€™s absurd that while we strive for clean air, we manage to let ourselves down this way.
I would have loved it if we didnâ€™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 donâ€™t and thus somewhere thereâ€™s a need for policing.
Every 3 cigarettes smoked equal one passive smoke. I hope that youâ€™re not smoking one of them.