• Every second one person dies of tobacco related diseases. Smoking is indeed hazardous to health. In fact, smoking is the main cause for lung cancer, other diseases of the lungs and bronchial tree well as long term diseases like "chronic bronchitis", "cardiovacular diseases" etc. The public is hereby informed that under the section 8 and 9:

  • Selling cigarettes and other tobacco based products to children under 18 years of age is illegal.

  • Storing, selling and distributing cigarettes, bidis, or tobacco based products within 100 meters of schools, colleges and other educational institutions is illegal.

  • Smoking in public places and inside public transport is a punishable offence.

  • If anybody contravene these provisions could lead to a fine of up to Rs. 500/- and it is broken second time the fine could be up to Rs. 1000/- or imprisonment up to 3 months or both.