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Smoking outside metro station comes at a price

NYOOOZ 2019-01-10 05:30:00

Smoking outside metro station comes at a price

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

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“Passive smoking is equally harmful and contributes to 10% of all deaths. But now police personnel have asked to take action not just against those smoking right outside the station but also in the parking areas. All metro stations, he pointed out, are tobacco-free zones and ‘No Smoking’ boards are displayed prominently everywhere.Around 19,000 die annually in Delhi due to tobacco-related diseases. The police can help reduce this by stepping up implementation of the COTPA.”“Like the railway police, the metro police will also take action against smokers who subject non-smokers to passive smoking,” said the DCP. As per Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-17, nearly 30% of the adults in Delhi are exposed to passive smoking in public places, and 17.3% of them inhale second-hand smoke in public transport.

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