A Dialogue Between Two Friends About Smoking at Public Places

 A good length dialogue on the topic of smoking in public places is given below. The conversation might be between two friends, between father and son or between teacher and student. But the core idea is to highlight the harms of smoking at public places.

Dialogue between two friends about smoking at public places

The dialogue starts below:


(Ali meets Ahmed at the passport office. He is smoking a cigarette. Ahmed upon looking at him smiles and greets him.)

Ahmed: Hi, Ali. How are you? It's been long since I saw you. Wait for a second! When did you start smoking?

Ali: Hello, buddy. I am great, you? Of course, we met at the wedding of Mumtaz last year. It's been long. Oh, dear, I have been smoking for six months.

Ahmed: Oh really? It's been six months? Why did you start smoking?

Ali: Umm, there is nothing particular about it. I just felt that it amuses me. And you know it is up to the will of a person to decide what he wants to do.

Ahmed: I get it, mate. But I don't think you should smoke here. It's a public place. I am afraid your smoking may not irritate someone who is allergic to it.

Ali: Sorry but I don't think it would cause some problem for anyone because it is I myself who is smoking. I am not forcing anyone nor I am violating anyone's freedom.

Ahmed: Brother, I understand your logic. Yes, I do agree with that. But the point I am trying to make is that you are not alone here. Your act certainly affects others.

Ali: Oh, I don't understand. How?

Ahmed: Look, you are puffing the cigarette and blowing its smoke around. Although only your are smoking, your smoke is obviously irritating others.

Ali: So you mean to say that it is not me but my smoke that can irritate someone?

Ahmed: Exactly! This is what I want to say. Smoking is an individual choice. However, smoking at public places is not good.

(Ahmed then pointing to an old man standing in the que covering his mouth with a piece of cloth.)

Ahmed: Look at that old man. He might be patient or allergic to smoke. Your act is likely to harm his health.

Ali: (Moving his fingers in his scalp) Oh yes, friend. You are saying right. I have come to understand that smoking in public places is not good.

Ahmed: Yes, my dear. It is morally and legally disallowed. (He then pointed to a sign of ‘NO SMOKING’ pasted on a wall).

Ali: Thank you for drawing my attention to this. I would not have known this if you had not taught me so kindly.

Ahmed: You are always welcome, Ali. A responsible citizen is the one who fulfills his moral and social responsibilities. I am pleased to hear this from you.

Ali: Okay, Ahmed. Thanks again! I have to leave now. Would you call me in the evening so we can meet?

Ahmed: For sure, friend. I'll call you. Then we will plan to meet over a cup of tea.

Ali: Sure sure! Thank you. I look forward to meeting you.

Ahmed: Goodbye, Ali. Have a good day!

Ali: You too, buddy! Bye!

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