There is nothing new in talking about ills and evils of tobacco products. Tobacco addicts themselves know it quite well that it is harmful and that it may cause an irreparable damage to their health but they are the ones who lack necessary will to refrain from its use. The new government at the Centre with Dr. Harshvardhan as Health Minister has already prepared a broad based programme for eradication of this grave menace setting up measures to discourage its routine use. The plan is to impose a heavy tax on tobacco products crippling the affordability aspect of it on the part of the users besides several other steps. Smoking is too hazardous a habit and so are the other modes of its use. Thanks to Narendra Modi’s government at the Centre for launching necessary measures in this connection but what is warranted more is to generate necessary awareness by launching a massive campaign for the purpose to amply reach the masses of the country as mere imposition of an increased tax may not serve the desired purpose. The scenario that obtained a few decades back in the matter of money supply is no more there and majority of the addicts are in a comfortable position to afford it well enough money wise and those who are paying for it can also pay for the enhanced tax. Tax itself may not be capable of acting as a deterrent unless it gets coupled with other drastic measures to curb the evil followed by effective general awareness programmes massively launched for the purpose. The new government having taken up the task in an earnest spirit, there is every likelihood that the very menace would be within their grip and control shortly.