Despite generally paternalistic attitude of courts, the recent Delhi High Court ruling is a step in the right direction: Smoking in films allowed, rules Delhi High Court.

No I don’t smoke and I do hope that fewer people do; I do find some types of smoke very irritating, though like the smell of others.  But that really is not the point. The point it to treat adults as adults, not as children.

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Parth Shah

Parth J Shah is founder president of Centre for Civil Society, a think tank that promotes choice and accountability across public and private sectors. He is co-founder and Director of Indian School of Public Policy. Parth’s research and advocacy work focuses on the themes of economic freedom, choice and competition in education, property rights approach to the environment and new public governance. He recently edited Liberalism in India.