Smoking is harmful to the individual as well as the environment. Many organizations and the governments of most countries
have banned smoking in work and public places in order to protect their employers and citizens. Although many people believe that this is the best approach to save the environment,
some argue that it curbs the right of an individual.
On one hand, smoking banned in public places is beneficial to passive smokers who acquire diseases due to people smoking around them. For example in India, this has lead to a
massive reduction in smoking related diseases like tuberculosis and lung cancer. There is a saying called "prevention is better than cure"
India is using its expenditure to impose these laws and create
awareness instead of spending them on drugs to cure these diseases. In c
ompanies, productivity has increased since most of the time is used efficiently and effectively. Air pollution has come down and the incidence of infertility, which is one of the main causes of smoking, has been reduced.
On the other hand, the nature of human psychology is that when we attempt to control someone, we
will overdo it. Youngsters and teenagers will try to believe
that this is their right, which leads to behavior and addiction problems. In order to protect their rights, governments around the world can build secluded areas meant for smoking to protect both the environment and human rights.
This is already in vogue in many of the developed countries.To conclude,
smoking which is detrimental to the society
should be banned by implementing laws and educating the public through media and newspapers.I disagree with the fact that it curbs the freedom of an individual.