Bengaluru: Court asks BBMP to invoke COTP Act to check rising menace of public smoking

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26-12-2023

    Rising menace of public smoking bothers people

    Court asks BBMP to be more strict and vigilant

    It further asks BBMP to invoke sections of COTPA

In a proactive move against the rising prevalence of smoking and tobacco consumption in public spaces, Civil Judge Raghavendra Shettigar (Bengaluru) has issued a directive to the municipal corporation, urging stringent enforcement of the COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act) provisions. The civil judge’s recommendation aims to curb the increasing number of individuals indulging in smoking and tobacco use in public areas.

Emphasizing the need for the strict implementation of the law, judge Shettigar has advised the municipal authorities to take legal action against establishments selling tobacco products near schools and educational institutions. The judge’s guidance follows a recent warning issued by a senior police official, Badrinath, cautioning smaller shops along city streets against unauthorized sale of tobacco and related products.

Furthermore, the judge’s suggestion underscores the importance of cracking down on the violation of smoking regulations in bars, hookah lounges, and restaurants. 

The decision to address the issue through legal means is seen as a pivotal step towards creating a more conscientious and health-oriented public space. Going forward, it is anticipated that the municipality will take concrete measures to implement these recommendations and ensure the effective enforcement of anti-smoking laws, particularly in smaller retail establishments.

 

Bengaluru: Court asks BBMP to invoke COTP Act to check rising menace of public smoking

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    Rising menace of public smoking bothers people

    Court asks BBMP to be more strict and vigilant

    It further asks BBMP to invoke sections of COTPA

In a proactive move against the rising prevalence of smoking and tobacco consumption in public spaces, Civil Judge Raghavendra Shettigar (Bengaluru) has issued a directive to the municipal corporation, urging stringent enforcement of the COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act) provisions. The civil judge’s recommendation aims to curb the increasing number of individuals indulging in smoking and tobacco use in public areas.

Emphasizing the need for the strict implementation of the law, judge Shettigar has advised the municipal authorities to take legal action against establishments selling tobacco products near schools and educational institutions. The judge’s guidance follows a recent warning issued by a senior police official, Badrinath, cautioning smaller shops along city streets against unauthorized sale of tobacco and related products.

Furthermore, the judge’s suggestion underscores the importance of cracking down on the violation of smoking regulations in bars, hookah lounges, and restaurants. 

The decision to address the issue through legal means is seen as a pivotal step towards creating a more conscientious and health-oriented public space. Going forward, it is anticipated that the municipality will take concrete measures to implement these recommendations and ensure the effective enforcement of anti-smoking laws, particularly in smaller retail establishments.

 

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