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  • All party meeting scheduled for April 18 to discuss Covid scenario in K'taka postponed
  • Kejriwal appeals to people to follow "weekend curfew"
  • Polling in Tirupati Lok Sabha byelection in progress, 17 8 pc voting recorded till 1100 hours
  • Indian embassy in US mourns loss of eight lives in Indianapolis shooting
  • 31 54 pc turnout till 1130 hours in Bengal; BJP polling agent dies
  • PM Modi condole actor Vivek's death
  • Telangana logs 4,446 fresh COVID-19 cases, 12 fatalities until Friday night
  • Former K'taka CM Kumaraswamy tests COVID positive
  • 12 9 pc voting in first two hours in Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly bypoll
  • PM Modi urges Bengal voters to participate in large number for 5th phase polling to 45 seats
  • PK Dhumal blasts those opposing vaccination
  • EC seeks report of polling agent death in Kamarhati booth; Clashes break out at Bidhanagar and Santipur
  • Bodies of three fishermen recovered, six still missing
  • PM urges Saints to make Kumbh Mela symbolic
  • Polling agent dies of cardiac arrest in booth, 16 15 per vote poll in first two hrs
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Police to crackdown on smokers at public places, violators of COPTA

Police to crackdown on smokers at public places, violators of COPTA

New Delhi, May 29 (UNI) As around five million children are addicted to tobacco and the number is increasing in India, Delhi Police announced to crackdown at the violators of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Prohibition Act(COPTA). COPTA Act bars smoking at public places, promotion of tobacco products, sale to minors and near educational institutions and mandatory pictorial warnings on tobacco packets. A pledge to strictly enforce the law to save children from tobacco was reiterated here by K Kamraj, Special Commissioner (Law and Order) on the launch of 'Tobacco-Free Delhi' campaign in collaboration with Sambanth Health Foundation and Voice of Tobacco victims (VoTv). The campaign is supported by Max India Foundation. Calling cigarette smoking at a public place a 'serious crime' in the society as it affected health of others, Mr Kamraj underlined that police had been penalising law defaulters earlier also. Asked if challans be imposed on those smoking at public places from tomorrow, the Special CP put in clear words that action will be taken against them as per law and fines imposed. Mr Kamraj also assured to look into complaints of policemen smoking and chewing tobacco during duty hours. He advocated for counseling for addicted persons and favored a massive general awareness campaign to discourage prevalence of tobacco in society while releasing a COPTA guideline booklet for policemen. Dr Harit Chaturvedi, VoTv Patron and Chairman Max Oncology, said 90 per cent people start smoking or chewing tobacco during their teenage and if one restrains her/himself during that period, chances get very low of addiction. During the campaign, the police will also educate owners of public places such as educational institutes, malls, eateries, and other organisations about the various sections of the law. UNI RG SW 1510

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17 Apr 2021 | 9:49 AM

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