Bangalore to enforce tobacco ban soon?

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Bangalore, Mar 2: The Home Ministry has asked the police to keep an eye on those selling and smoking tobacco products in public by carrying forward the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act effectively.

"Cases booked against violators of the Act and those found smoking and selling tobacco products in public places should be included in monthly crime statistics that go into the data bank of the State Crime Records Bureau," said Raghavendra H Auradkar, Home Secretary in a letter to the police.

This comes on account of an order that was issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to all state governments on Dec 9, 2011.

Reports reveal that police have been asked to send a copy of cases booked to the Union ministry.

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