E-cigarette smoking declared illegal in Punjab; becomes India’s first state to do so
Chandigarh: E-cigarette has been declared illegal in Punjab. Punjab has become the first state to have declared such a ban. The information of the decision was provided by the health department’s Chief Secretary, Vini Mahajan in a Smoke-free workshop organised by Union of South East Asia.
The Health Secretary said that 12 districts of Punjab have already been declared as no smoking district. Punjab government will strictly execute this law. Soon, the state will declared as smoke-free state. The government is strict on the usage of tobacco products.
The secretary told that in Punjab from January 2013 to August 2013, 17,000 people have been issued challan for usage of cigarette.
Soon, the state will declared as smoke-free state.