Police to report violations of anti-tobacco law, sale to minors

  • | Wednesday | 15th November, 2017

With children being easy targets to the appeal of tobacco products, all police stations will now be instructed to monitor and report violations of anti-tobacco law and sale of these products to minors. We have the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, (COTPA) and the Juvenile Justice Act. Experts say that adolescents are most vulnerable to start tobacco use; most adult tobacco users start the habit in childhood or adolescence. We need stricter measures to stop their sale,” Dr. Patil said. Dr. Patil also plans to start a helpline where people can anonymously report unauthorised sale and consumption of tobacco in restricted areas.

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