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Drive against tobacco products

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 30 - A series of enforcement drives were conducted in the last few days in Kamrup (Metro), especially near the educational institutions, by the District and State Tobacco Control Cell of the health department along with police teams of Jalukbari, Garchuk and Azara police stations under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act (COTPA).

A total fine of Rs 5,450 was collected and a good number of tobacco products, both emitting smoke and smokeless were seized from the shops located near the educational institutions.

The team led by senior officials Arundhati Deka and Samiran Baruah, observed that there was no tobacco product available in the market which was manufactured after April 1, 2016 as the product manufactured after the said date has to comply with the 85 per cent pictorial warning coverage on the product packet.

�The team also visited cigarette dealers at Fancy Bazar. The drive will continue from time to time as a joint initiative of the health, home and municipality departments,� a release added.

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Drive against tobacco products

GUWAHATI, April 30 - A series of enforcement drives were conducted in the last few days in Kamrup (Metro), especially near the educational institutions, by the District and State Tobacco Control Cell of the health department along with police teams of Jalukbari, Garchuk and Azara police stations under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act (COTPA).

A total fine of Rs 5,450 was collected and a good number of tobacco products, both emitting smoke and smokeless were seized from the shops located near the educational institutions.

The team led by senior officials Arundhati Deka and Samiran Baruah, observed that there was no tobacco product available in the market which was manufactured after April 1, 2016 as the product manufactured after the said date has to comply with the 85 per cent pictorial warning coverage on the product packet.

�The team also visited cigarette dealers at Fancy Bazar. The drive will continue from time to time as a joint initiative of the health, home and municipality departments,� a release added.

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