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Chennai Starts Arresting Smokers
on 2001/12/1 22:45:02 ( 724 reads )


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CHENNAI, INDIA, November 9, 2001: When statistics revealed that around 800,000 people die annually in India from smoking tobacco, the Supreme Court of India decided to take action. As of November 2, smoking in public places such as hospitals, courts, educational institutions, libraries, and on public transportation, has been banned. Citizens realized that the government was serious about the new law when Chennai police arrested over 1,000 smokers on November 9, 2001, and charged them fines ranging from US$1.00 to $10.00. HPI adds: Studies in Europe and North America have determined an effective method of reducing smoking is to substantially increase the taxes on cigarettes.




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