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Old 23rd November 2007, 02:25   #61
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Agreed its the moral responsibility of a person to care for people in his surroundings but its upto him.
Rules are meant to be broken and people love that.
Im not sure what your post meant but we dont have to copy other countries because we already have a law in place that doesnt allow smoking in certain areas.

This attittude has a very bad impact on our country. If everyone followed the rules think about how much easier life would be.

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Well just starting to get active with this one.Nice openin eh Anway i rest my case
Yup, lets hope someone from Marlboro or Davidoff is reading this thread..youll be able to quit college (or your current job) and start work at one of these companies.

As for me..Ill probably have to hire some additional security..

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Old 23rd November 2007, 10:57   #62
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Yup, lets hope someone from Marlboro or Davidoff is reading this thread..youll be able to quit college (or your current job) and start work at one of these companies.

As for me..Ill probably have to hire some additional security..
These many posts by me for my right to smoke half a ciggi a day anywhere i want
Well u wont have to hire additional security.Half a ciggi will be over even before u can say 'GUARDS'
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Old 23rd November 2007, 11:24   #63
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These many posts by me for my right to smoke half a ciggi a day anywhere i want
Well u wont have to hire additional security.Half a ciggi will be over even before u can say 'GUARDS'
That is a micro view. Even your second hand smoke from `half a ciggi' is a human carcinogen. On a macro basis, multiply that by many people having an opinion like you (I only smoke half or 1) and see the effect.
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khanak vbmenu_register("postmenu_635327", true); dude what i am trying to say is there are lots of you who are comparing stuff here and that about the west so what i mean is just that you cannot us to keep following all the rules from the west.
There are people who say smoking in public places should be banned etc etc but i dont think so.
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khanak vbmenu_register("postmenu_635327", true); dude what i am trying to say is there are lots of you who are comparing stuff here and that about the west so what i mean is just that you cannot us to keep following all the rules from the west.
There are people who say smoking in public places should be banned etc etc but i dont think so.
Im not asking anyone to follow rules from the west, but shouldnt they follow rules that already exist in India.

However if the West does have a law that makes sence or involves forward thinking and will benefit citizens there isnt any harm in it being implemented by our country too if it gets passed by Parliment.

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Well u wont have to hire additional security.Half a ciggi will be over even before u can say 'GUARDS'
Im sure I wont need security for you, Im talking about the tobacco companies.
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Is it stupid not to learn lessons from other people, whether personally or nationally?

Especially when they have spent a great deal of money on that experience.

What's wrong with taking advantage of someone else's spending to tell us that, for instance, seat belts are a good idea and smoking is a bad one.

If you wanted to go through through the Indian rule book and revise everything that is there that dates back to colonial days, and much of which was written to suite the purpose of the British rulers rather than the Indian people --- well, that would be a massive job but probably a pretty good idea!

India already has another country's laws!

Hey! Look's like I'm beginning to talk like an ex-Brit as well as an ex-smoker!
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^^ I dont know about the laws but our constitution was written after reviewing constitutions from all over the world.
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First of all, i think you need to stop harping about the west; this is India, like it or leave it.
The next time a car company launches a old version of their car instead of the latest one avaliable abroad, this line should be remembered .
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Im not asking anyone to follow rules from the west, but shouldnt they follow rules that already exist in India.

However if the West does have a law that makes sence or involves forward thinking and will benefit citizens there isnt any harm in it being implemented by our country too if it gets passed by Parliment.
Therein lies the problem. We have to wait for the Parliament to pass laws and police to enforce it. Why ?????

Case in point - In Mumbai there are vigilance squads catching and fining people for littering the streets. And things do get out of hand when people are caught if media reports are to be believed. Yes I know - some one will say let the govt. provide us bins so that we can throw stuff in bins - but how many of us really do that ? The bins get stolen within hours and if they are not stolen , they are ignored and we continue littering on the streets.

Does the govt have to teach us the basics like not throwing stuff on the road ? Why ?

I am sorry if this post is off topic.
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^^ I dont know about the laws but our constitution was written after reviewing constitutions from all over the world.
....except the British Constitution, because that country does not have one!
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....except the British Constitution, because that country does not have one!
Actually they do and it was used in the Indian constitution Constitution of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I meant exactly this: "the UK has no single codified documentary constitution".
They basically follow the principles of the Magna Carta, and precedents.
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Ban on smoking in public from October 2

I am not a smoker, and I have never smoked. Still I find this law ridiculous. Banned from all public places? Now people have to go underground to smoke? Now police have one more excuse to harass people and take bribe.
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Yes, this law is ridiculous to say the least!
Don't know what Mr. Health Minister wants to prove. What about the other forms of tobacco?
And what about alcohol? Isn't that supposed to be bad for health too? May be he'll introduce a limit on the amount of alcohol served to an individual in the future
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