Educational Institutes still surrounded by alcohol shops

Cigarette and alcohol shops continue to run within 100 yards of educational institutions. By Bibek Baidya Alcohol and Cigarette sale continue within 100 yards of educational institutions in Bangalore even after the 2003 High Court ban order.    According to the Section 6 of Cigarette and other tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of […]

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Karnataka on a crusade against tobacco

Crackdown by the government and heavy fines have brought down the number of tobacco violations. By Niket Nishant The number of violations registered under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), has reduced from 1,46,832 to 2,084, data compiled by The Softcopy shows. In 2016-17, Karnataka topped the list of violations registered and penalised […]

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