Saturday, March 8, 2014

Letter on: Pupils allowed to smoke in school - Gulf News Dt. 08 March 2014

Thank God!, It is in UK and not in UAE. I wish it is not followed here. Having said that, I can say, even now I do get to see regularly children of a reputed school, smoking hiding behind buildings in front of their school and before they enter their school gate daily. Talking to the groceries nearby and reprimanding them to not give any cigarettes to students, I feel, these are easily available at sources who do not care. Parents have a big role as well as teachers at schools too to check whether children are indulging in this. If parents or teachers are in the smoking category, no luck for who speak against smoking. According to me, smoking and specially, smoking in public is strictly injurious to others health and mind, not if to those who do it.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
To read the related article and this letter in original, please visit GULF NEWS online.

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