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1273 people 'fined' for public smoking

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Police on Wednesday imposed a fine on 1273 people till 8 pm at various locations across the capital for in public places under the Cigarettes and Other Products Act (COTPA).

As a part of its four-day drive against in public, a team of today raided areas like Nehru Place and Lajpat Nagar market and slapped a fine of Rs 200 on those caught in public areas.

As per the COTPA 2003, smoking in public places is banned.

The COTPA also bans all forms of advertising and promotion of products. The sale to or by minors and within 100 yards of educational institutes is also prohibited.

The DCP, south also took to and said, "11.3%smokers enjoy while othr 88.7% Non-Smokers suffer passive smoking. Exemplary work in enforcement of #COTPA 2 make change in public behaviour,2743 #smokers wr #challaned 4 smoking in public place by #SouthDistrict @DelhiPolice during 4days #DriveAgainstTobacco @sambandhhealth".

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 23:40 IST