Finally the Union Health Joker of India has done something commendable. After targeting the likes of Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and not doing something concrete about the problem, he has now got the law passed to Ban Smoking in Public Places.

Some months ago I had called him the Union Health Joker of India and I still maintain that. IMAO this ban is a half hearted attempt against the problem; if they are so against it, ban the production and sale of cigarettes outside colleges.

However, I am pleased as having a law in place will act as a deterrent to some and will have some impact on the lives of those affected by passive smoking. At least now cigarettes won’t be adding to air pollution as much they did till last week.

PS: A Humble Plea. Break The Habit, Quit Smoking