THE QUESTION

India recently passed a national smoking ban. Should the rest of the world follow, or is that stepping over the line?

Posted by Lauren Keane on October 27, 2008 10:46 AM

FROM THE PANEL

Shekhar Gupta is the editor-in-chief of The Indian Express in New Delhi.

Indian Smoking Ban: One Man's 'Fancy' and Likely To Fail

An elitist, urban law that won't affect most Indian smokers.

Posted by shekhar gupta India | 40 COMMENTS
Oct 27, 2008 at 12:10 PM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Profits Trump Health Concerns in Global Tobacco Debate

The tobacco debate is always framed as a business discussion and the focus always shifts to the circulation of large sums of money.

Posted by Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 3 COMMENTS
Oct 27, 2008 at 11:38 AM
Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is www.daoudkuttab.com.

Indian Smoking Ban Demands Enforcement

The Indian national smoking ban is an excellent idea, but without enforcement will not be very effective.

Posted by Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 4 COMMENTS
Oct 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

READER RESPONSE

» jadewalsh | YES, every country should pass and enforce anti-smoking laws. 1. It preserves the health of the people around the smoker. If an individual wants to ...
» bryony1 | I've smoked for 45 years, before it was allowed to young teen-agers, through a period when no one seemed to care much, and now when it's anathema and ...
» Citizenofthepost-Americanworld | While populations are going through ruinous world financial, food and environment crises, may it not be the wrong time to consider national smoking ba...
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