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|Banning smoking is rather discriminatory. There should be no interference with individual freedom without sufficient cause|
Jump to full article: The International News (Jang Newspapers) (pk), 2004-12-25
Author: Arif Azim
So, I shall not go now to Bhutan, even if I had wanted to. I will light up elsewhere. Let Bhutan suffer losses in terms of revenues and tourism, as manifest in those countries that have banned alcohol for not only their own citizens but also for those that have absolutely no intention of becoming their citizens. It is effectively like providing the casual tourist yet another reason not to visit some parts of this world. . . .
Most cigarettes today are less lethal than they used to be. There are milder varieties and soon mechanical devices will be put inside cigarettes to ensure that nicotine and other toxic elements do not find unimpeded passage to the lungs. There is hope that one day, cigarettes will not kill and only thrill. In the meantime, we will light up and hope to be a part of that half of lifetime smokers that manage to cheat death by smoking.
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