Smoking in public to invite fine in Howrah
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 22:40
Howrah: As part of the move to make Howrah the first 'no smoking district' in West Bengal from next year, the administration will enforce ban on smoking in public places from Friday.

District Magistrate Sanghamitra Ghose said today teams of police and administration will fan out to different parts from tomorrow and fine anybody caught to be smoking or chewing tobacco products in public.

The DM said this was part of the objective to declare Howrah as the 'No Smoking district' by January 1, 2012.

The administration had been working with Cancer Foundation of India NGO for past two years to carry on survey and raise public awareness on the issue, Ghose said.

The administration also conducted a workshop with the media fraternity of the district so that the press can help public shun the vice and lead a 'tobacco-free life.'


First Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 22:40

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