Friday, June 24, 2011

KU Prof Smoking

KU Prof caught while smoking in public
The anti tobacco squad constituted by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon raided shopkeepers selling cigarettes within 100 yards of educational institutions and recov-ered fine of Rs 3,900 from them for violating Section 6 (b) of COTPA.

The team also caught three persons smoking in the canteen of University of Kashmir (KU) including one Professor from Islamic Studies department of KU and recovered a fine of Rs 600 from them for violating section 4 of Anti Tobacco Act. They were counseled against the ill effects of smoking and the various provisions of the Anti Tobacco Act, which prohibits smoking in public places.

The team also removed tobacco advertisement boards from over 100 shops which had been displayed in violation of Section 5 of COTPA. 

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