Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years

    Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years
    Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years

    Under the amendments proposed in the bill, “No person shall sell, offer for sale, or permit sale of, cigarette or any other tobacco product – (a) to or by any person who is under twenty-one years of age, and in an area within a radius of one hundred meters of any educational institution.”

    Section 7 is being amended to say, “Provided that the trade and commerce in cigarette or any other tobacco product shall be in sealed, intact and original packaging.” It also adds a provision, “No person shall, directly or indirectly, produce, supply or distribute cigarettes or any other tobacco products unless every package of cigarettes or any other tobacco products produced, supplied or distributed by him is having minimum quantity as may be prescribed.”

    Contravention of this Section 7 will lead to imprisonment of two years or fine going up to Rs 1 lakh and second conviction leading to prison for 5 years or fine going up to Rs 5 lakh.

    Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years

    Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years