Even as the debate over the size of warnings on cigarette packets continues to evoke strong reactions, smokers seem to have made up their mind as an overwhelming 72% of respondents say that pictorial warnings or plain packaging would have little impact on their habit.
In a recent survey in which people were asked what's their stand on smoking? They said they do not care where the packet is plain or printed with warning.
In polls 41% of them said that a stricter imposition on banning smoking in public places would be widely appreciated.
It is worrisome to note then that 53% of the respondents polled stated that they are exposed to some part of passive smoking on a daily basis with a higher percentage (80%) getting exposed at least once a week.
Work-related stress (35%) and peer-pressure (38%) were among the chief reasons for people to take up smoking with 49% of the respondents stating it has become a habit hard to quit.
Though a small percentage, but it is worth stating that 20% of the respondents felt that smoking is 'just another habit' which in moderation should not cause any problems.