Sale of tobacco items near schools, colleges continues despite ban

  • | Saturday | 15th February, 2020

The raids conducted by authorities have also failed to deter the traders from selling tobacco products to students. “Enforcement agencies swiftly act on any information about sale of tobacco products near schools or colleges. Stricter legal provisions are required to dissuade traders from selling tobacco products near educational institutions,” said an officer. Across the state, 2,782 persons were caught selling tobacco products within 100 yards of educational institutions in 2019. “The sale of gutka and pan masala are yet to be banned in many states.

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