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Smoking in Delhi is now injurious to pockets as well

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

in is not only causing problems but is also in the pockets of those who are being caught lighting up in the public.

During its four-day drive against in public places, the Police are fining people found in public, under the Cigarettes and Other Act (COTPA).

A team of raided areas like Nehru Place and Lajpat Nagar market and slapped a fine of Rs. 200 on those caught smoking 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 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"

So far 4,500 fines have been imposed in South East Delhi.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 17:45 IST