Cigarettes on loose: An unknown offense

Tobacco vendors in the city are unaware that sale of loose cigarettes is banned. Bengaluru: Many vendors and tea stall owners across the city  sell loose cigarettes even though the Karnataka Government had banned the sale  from September 2017. Chandrashekar, a tea stall owner outside KSR Railway Station, said, “I did not know that selling […]

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Cigarettes sales continue to thrive near educational institutions

Police said that many educational institutions have stopped reporting the sale of cigarettes within 100 yards of their premises. Bengaluru; Cigarettes are still being sold within 100 yards (92 meters) of educational institutes despite regulations under the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA). Sandeep, 28, owner of Shri Brahmashree Condiments and Bakery, who […]

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Crores of cigarette butts litter the city

The NGT had issued directives for cigarette butt disposal a year ago, but nothing has been done. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) still does not have a separate disposal system for cigarette butts, a year after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to lay down guidelines to do […]

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