Kiran/Karan Dheer of 43, M.G. Road, Noida feels that the consumption of tobacco is growing steadily in India despite government’s ban on tobacco. She/he decides to write a letter to the editor of a national daily expressing her/his views and suggestions. Write Kiran/Karan’s letter in not more than 150 words.
43 M.G. Road
24th April 20XX
The Times of India
Subject: Rise in Tobacco Consumption
Through the medium of this letter, I would like to express my concern over the steady rise in the consumption of tobacco in our country.
It is unfortunate that despite the government’s ban on tobacco advertising and the law against public smoking, there is no sign of decline in tobacco consumption.
A recent study shows that there are 1.84 crore smokers in India, in spite of the dangers of tobacco users contracting deadly diseases like cancer and tuberculosis. Besides this, figures also show that 8 lakh people die annually or 2200 die daily of tobacco related diseases.
Despite creating public awareness, we have not been able to cure people from the smoking ailment. I feel that the need of the hour is that the government should order the closure of the tobacco industries to eliminate the evil from its root. Only then can people be made to quit this fatal habit.
I am sure your esteemed newspaper will help me carry this message across to the concerned authorities who will take up effective measures to do the needful.