Police hand over vacationer for smoking in public – Kashmir Observer



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Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir police have booked a vacationer to smoke in a public place in Srinagar.

Station official Sajjad Asad stated a vacationer (title withheld) was registered beneath the related sections of the Cigarettes and Different Tobacco Merchandise Act (Copta) for violating the ban smoke in public locations.

He stated: “Smoking in public locations has been banned by the federal government beneath the Cigarette and Different Tobacco Merchandise Act (Copta). The sale of cigarettes inside 100 meters of instructional establishments is already prohibited. "

Though a ban on smoking in public locations was launched over a decade in the past, there have been complaints that the regulation was not strictly enforced and shops continued to promote merchandise tobacco inside a radius of 100 meters across the college premises. Whereas metropolis police claimed they carried out periodic checks for smoking in public, an officer stated larger authorities got particular directions to strictly implement the regulation.

So, it’s a crime to smoke in a spot that individuals go to, the policeman stated, including that except for designated smoking areas, smoking is prohibited wherever within the Srinagar neighborhood, together with public bogs. “The one place non-smokers can not complain is after coming into a delegated smoking space,” he stated. (KDC)

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