Modern issues of tobacco regulations are widespread over the world. Smoking bans are adopted and promoted everywhere.

For instance, respective legal issues were pushed in New York City in 2002 and the Republic of Ireland in 2004. The UK made the same approach of tobacco consumption regulation in 2004 (this approach was published in the white paper ‘Smoking Kills’).

In 2003, India accepted the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act. In 2010, Bhutan adopted the Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan, which is aimed to control smoking products, prohibiting the growing of tobacco, manufacturing and sales of smoking products in Bhutan.

Even the international legislation is focused on banning tobacco use.

The idea was promoted by the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, or FCTC, shortly said.

The goal of FCTC is to force limiting the tobacco products, impose taxes on tobacco distribution, and protect people from being exposed to second-hand smoke indoors and in public places.

This convention urges local legislators to be more active with smoking restrictions and prohibitions.

WHO is naturally aimed at the tobacco use monitoring, protection of people against the tobacco smoke, preventio of tobacco dangers and hazards.

These legal efforts are, of course, aimed at protection of people against negative follows of tobacco consumption.

But it is necessary to distinguish between protection of non-smokers against the second-hand smoke and other negative smokimg effects and pursuing people for their addiction to the tobacco use.

Trying to restrict smoking anywhere and banning the tobacco use, some legislators seem to try to expel smokers from the society. Of course, it is anti-social.

Yes, non-smokers must be protected against smokes to some extent. They must not undergo second-hand smokes in public places and vehicles.

But smokers must not feel unsocial for the cause they use tobacco. They must do reasonable efforts not to bother others with their habit. But others should also remember that smokers are people like them and have the same rights.

Both smokers and non-smokers can share the world without troubling each other and having mutual respect. Smoking has many positive aspects for tobacco users.

It is necessary to remember that the society is based on tolerance and understanding.

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