Punjab government to impose permanent ban on hookah

WION Web Team Delhi, India Mar 19, 2018, 12.06 PM(IST)

The move is aimed at curbing tobacco use among youngsters. Photograph:( Others )

Punjab government has decided to impose a permanent ban on hookah bars in the state. The government has decided not to issue temporary orders against hookah serving bars every two months.

Punjab cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, approved an amendment to the Cigarette & Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003, for prevention & control of diseases caused by the use of tobacco products.

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The move is aimed at curbing tobacco use among youngsters. 

The amendment would be proposed in the Vidhan Sabha and later forwarded for the President's assent if passed by the House.