India has banned somking in public. This is a bold move. On the upside it will reduce deaths and illness from both passive and active smoking, will encourage healthier lifestyle and will also support a transition to a more enlightened social dynamic (as the “cowboy” image is depreciated). But it will not be easy to implement in such a chaotic and diverse culture. There may even be a tendency to abuse the new law. It is certainly a bold, pioneering step in teh right direction.
Commentary Indians told to stub it out in public by BBC