Healthy Islamabad, healthy Pakistan!

A to B: Do you mind if I smoke?
B to A: Do you mind if I die? :)

CDA has finally decided to ban smoking in public places. Smoking is banned in offices, bus stops, restaurants, hospitals and market places. Those who will go against the law will be charged with heavy fine and can be arrested.

Under age, smoking is prohibited. Shopkeepers who will sell cigarettes to under age kids will be charged with heavy fine and can be punished. Now no cigarette purchase without an ID card. Federal government has also asked other provinces to take such actions against smoking in their provinces.

I am so glad to hear that after all these years some body is thinking for his nation. Now the question is will this campaign be successful or is it just a drama for two three weeks and that is it?

Critics are keeping their eye on this campaign, smokers are cursing their rulers and people like me, who hate smoking, are praying for its success.

Live and let others live too

May God bless us all! :)

7 Comments so far

  1. Sa'ad (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

    Awesome awesome AWESOME aWeSoMe 4w350m3
    Is this ban Pakistan wide or only in isl?

  2. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

    it is impossed in federal area and punjab but asked to take action pakistan wide. yahooooo! atlast we will be able to sit in a fresh air. actually people should have manners where to smoke n where to not. but lato kai bhoot batoo se nahi

  3. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    Lolz at A and B … well hopefully people become SANE enough to implement it … if not for their own sake then atleast for their children or ppl around them … !

    And title reminds me of SAFEGUARD ad ;)

  4. suhail (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 8:27 am

    well!! show some civic sense and not smoke in public!!, if islamabadies cant do it , then who can? next thing i am hoping for is fines on littering… .
    and a ban of banners and wall chawking.. i hope they make islamabad cleaner…

  5. Fauzan (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 9:10 am

    This is indeed a very healthy and beneficial decision by the CDA! What needs to be seen now is how determined they are to follow through with a continuous implementation of this policy. Let’s hope this fever does not die down with time like so many others.

  6. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 9:27 pm

    suhail: first pray that this task is completed then will think about because people here are nasty they just think about their benefits. hope they respect other people lungs and

  7. Phil (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 2:02 am

    Thanks to my appearance, something that works against me, I have quite often been asked for my age before being given a pack of ciggs. For God’s sakes I am 22!!!!!11

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