I am from a DU college and I had joined the college’s dramatic society for a while and after I cleared the rounds their first question to me was " do you smoke ? Don’t tell me you don’t ." And looked down upon me when I said I don’t , I was like ??? I don’t know why people consider it to be cool . It takes lives people turn to it to use it as a coping mechanism, it’s quite the opposite of “cool”.
This perception has to be changed.