as declared in Summary: Anybody found smoking in public place will be fined and the Health Department will not spare anybody for this offence.
Anybody found smoking in public place will be fined and the Health Department will not spare anybody for this offence.
Their seriousness can be gauged from the fact that 21 challans were issued today for smoking in public place.
The Health Department is keeping an eye on people smoking in public places.
Dr Mahinder Singh, Assistant Civil Surgeon and nodal officer for Tobacco Control Act, said anybody found smoking in public would not be spared.
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Campaign against smoking at public places in HP
Keeping in view smoking at public places in violation of law, Kangra Police on Saturday launched a week-long campaign to strictly implement the anti-tobacco laws and also aware the general public about the ill-effects of passive smoking.
Though Himachal Pradesh was declared ‘Smoke Free in July 2013, yet smoking at public places has remained a cause of concern in the state till date.
Superintendent of Police Kangra Sanjeev Gandhi said an Anti-Smoking Intensive Drive has been launched against smoking in public places like cross roads, bus stands, educational institutions, restaurants, hospitals, tourists places etc.
“This drive will be focused to curb the ill-effects being caused by passive smoking in public places on the health of children, women, sick people and society at large,” Gandhi said.
Under the campaign, Police officials at the Kangra district would put up signages in conspicuous places to aware and awaken the people regarding the health hazards posed by smokers.
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Now, think twice before smoking in public
Regular fines are being issued for smoking in public places and advertisements of tobacco and tobacco products removed by the staff.
Manav ManderTribune News ServiceLudhiana, March 5The Health Department has gone strict with those smoking in public places.
Recently, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Vini Mahajan asked the department to spare nobody smoking in public places.
“A heavy fine between Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 should be imposed on people found smoking in public places.
The department has put up “no smoking zone” hoardings near public places such as railway station, parks, bus stand, malls and educational institutions.
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