"We never thought about that".
I was reading the Deccan Chronicle and the City section greeted me with this really amusing piece of news "Smoking ban raises gutkha sales". Its like trying to save the drowning man by pushing his head down (if the analogy does not amuse you, the comments section is always open).
Decisions like these were the reason behind an earlier post where I had questioned the umpteen number of government decisions which either were not thought through fully or lacked rationale.
Even this decision of banning smoking in public places comes with its share of idiosyncracies, not to mention the yet-to-be-seen enthusiasm behind implementing it. In my opinion the taxes on all tobacco products should be prohibitively high and there should be strict curbs on their points of sale. I am sure the idea behind this ban is not just to save the non-smokers from passive smoking but also to deter the smokers from doing so.