The Ban On The Tobacco Industry

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When the Government of India dropped the news on the ban on the tobacco Industry, the objective

of such a ban was to discourage adolescents from consuming tobacco products and also arm the

Government with powers to launch an anti-Tobacco program but the ethical aspects of Government

objectives was in question because the tobacco company was a major revenue earner for the

government in past years. these fact of ethics situation was no news to the populace that 's why a

statement was made that the ban does not have teeth is was referred also as a typical knee-jerk

reaction by any Government to create some kind of popularity for itself.

Issue involved is the tussle between the ethical and commercial considerations, but it is believed that

this action on its part will create the right climate for a constructive dialogue that will help develop

appropriate content, rules & regulations to make the intended legislation equitable and implementable

From the ethical standpoint of the Government they have to have a way to discourage the habit of

smoking tobacco as the government was responsible for the welfare of its citizens also on the other

hand, the tobacco Industry was a major contributor to the government income because In the Year

2000-01 it contributed about 8000 crores in excise revenue which was a great income due to the

financial difficulty the government faced.

This leaves the government in problem to choose the ethical and lost the
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