7-year jail for selling tobacco to minors in Karnataka

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 19, 2016, 4:01 am IST
Updated Jan 19, 2016, 4:01 am IST
The central government has amended Section 77 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, to bring in harsh penalties.
Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, says, “It will be a big step in eradicating the problem which is more relevant than liquor and drugs. It will be a deterrent, as earlier the police would impose a fine of Rs 200. Now it will deter sellers from distributing tobacco products to minors.”  (Representational image)
 Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, says, “It will be a big step in eradicating the problem which is more relevant than liquor and drugs. It will be a deterrent, as earlier the police would impose a fine of Rs 200. Now it will deter sellers from distributing tobacco products to minors.” (Representational image)

Bengaluru: Selling tobacco products to minors will henceforth be punishable with rigorous imprisonment of up to seven years and fines of up to Rs 1 lakh.

The central government has amended Section 77 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, to bring in harsh penalties. Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, says, “It will be a big step in eradicating the problem which is more relevant than liquor and drugs. It will be a deterrent, as earlier the police would impose a fine of Rs 200. Now it will deter sellers from distributing tobacco products to minors.”

 

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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