25th November 2019


When tobacco was brought in India?

The trade boomed and tobacco quickly established itself as the most important commodity passing through Goa in the 17th century. Virtually every household in the Portuguese colony took up the new fashion of smoking or chewing tobacco. Later on the British introduced modern commercially-produced cigarettes.

Accordingly, what is the legal age for smoking in India?

It is strictly prohibited to sell any tobacco product to a person under the age of 18 years. A person must be 18 years old to purchase or to smoke cigarettes including any tobacco products as is indicated in Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) Regulations 1999, Sec. 2(e)(i)).

Is smoking banned in public places?

Smoking laws and non-states. In the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, smoking is banned in all enclosed public places, including bars and restaurants. Guam prohibits smoking in restaurants, but the ban doesn't extend to workplaces or any other businesses.

Why is smoking banned in public places?

Exposure to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products causes disease and premature death among nonsmokers. Studies have shown that smokefree laws that prohibit smoking in public places like bars and restaurants help improve the health of workers and the general population.
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