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The Delhi government conducted an intensive awareness and enforcement drive on tobacco use at the ongoing India International Trade Fair in Pragati Maidan here, prohibiting sale of e-cigarettes at one of the shops.
The drive was conducted yesterday by Delhi State Tobacco Control Cell along with the team of New Delhi district under the supervision of Doctor S K Arora, Additional Director Health of Delhi Health department.
"Shop selling herbal cigarettes was instructed to comply with COTPA 2003 regulations and samples were picked up for analysis.
"The display boards were removed and some of the violations under section 4 of COTPA 2003 were challaned," Arora said.
He said that large number of people in small groups at different places and halls were sensitised on tobacco related issues.
The youngsters were specifically sensitised on dangers of E cigarettes, Hookah smoking and direct/ indirect advertisement of tobacco products in the name of pan masalas among others.
"Tobacco industry is trying to capture younger generation including females through these modalities. E-cigarettes are being promoted as tobacco Cessation device which is a great myth and we need to educate people on this. E-cigarettes are equally harmful to health as other cigarettes," Arora said.
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