Jamshedpur 6th Jan, 2021: At the entrance of all the hotels, bars, and restaurants in the city, it has become mandatory to make a board related to ‘This campus is smoke-free’ under Section 4 of the Central Government’s Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003.
A letter has been written to the President of the Hotel Association regarding installing boards in all hotels, bars, and restaurants at their level by Dr. Arvind Kumar Lal, District Nodal Officer of the National Tobacco Control Program.
He said that if there is no such board, there is a provision of a fine of Rs 200.
“Smoking in a public place is a punishable offense under Section 4.”
If a person is caught consuming cigarettes in the open, they will be fined up to 200. He said that Jamshedpur had been declared the fifth smoke-free city of Jharkhand on 22 December 2020 by the Deputy Commissioner, which is the responsibility of every person in the town.