New Delhi Government Clamps Down on Smoking

Date 2001/1/4 22:48:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


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NEW DELHI, INDIA, December 30, 2000: With one life every ten seconds being claimed by fatal diseases such as lung cancer and chronic bronchitis, the Delhi government has decided to forbid the sale of tobacco products to youth under the age of 18 years. It is hoped that the new law will curb the wide-spread use of the habit which captures 5,500 new victims every day. Most of these new smokers are adolescents and children, some as young as ten years of age. Merchants and vendors are deterred from making sales to minors by the consequence of heavy fines or even imprisonment. See also www.timesofindia.com/today/01indi25.htm







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