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Anti-tobacco squad cracks down on violators of COTPA 2003

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Jamshedpur: A workshop for the anti-tobacco flying squad was organized at the Zila Parishad office on Tuesday.

Soon after the workshop, a team led by additional district magistrate (law and order), Subodh Kumar, launched a drive against violators of The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 across the city.

A fine of Rs 200 each was imposed on several hotels and restaurants for not installing ‘No Smoking’ sign boards.

Fine was also imposed on five shopkeepers selling tobacco products, four hotel managers and seven persons found smoking in public.

The anti-tobacco flying squad comprised of the district civil surgeon, DSP (headquarters), district leprosy officer, director of SEEDS and the officer in-charge of local police stations.

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