There is a strong case to ban smoking and drinking on screen for more reasons than one. The young generation is easily swayed by the reel life heroes indulging in such acts in films. It is a pity that smoking and drinking are considered by many youngsters as a expressions of style and manliness and the film stars should take the blame for this wrong notion. In this context, the appeal by Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss to film stars not to glamourise smoking and drinking is laudable. The sad part of his tireless campaign is the amount of flak he has attracted for a just and reasonable demand to the superstars to help him in his onerous task of preventing the youth of the country from falling a prey to tobacco and alcohol abuse. The media has not helped matters either with its lopsided approach of giving publicity to the celebrities and film stars who castigate the Minister.J. Anantha Padmanabhan, Tiruchi-6.