City smokes it out today

Chandigarh July 14
With the constitution of tobacco control cell and empowering of officials to recover fine on the spot from people found smoking at public place, the Union Territory is set to become first “smoke-free city” of the country tomorrow. Smokers outside their homes will now have to find places demarcated for the purpose.

The administration along with enforcing the provisions of Section 4 or 6 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 has started an awareness campaign among public about the ill-effects of smoking.

Sukhna lake, hotels run by CITCO, including Hotel Shivalikview and Hotel Mountview, have been displaying banners bearing the messages in addition to demarcating the no-smoking and smoking zones.

Hotel Mountview management has demarcated a portion of lobby as smoking zone for the convenience of smokers.

Source: Tribune News Service