The Anti-Tobacco Squad Aizawl conducted a meeting today at Aizawl DC office for the subordinate offices under Aizawl DC. The meeting was presided over by C. Thanchhuma, Deputy Commissioner Aizawl who is also the Chairman of the Anti-Tobacco Squad Aizawl.
Dr. Jane R. Ralte, State Nodal Officer cum Project Officer, Smoke Free Mizoram and Member Secretary, Anti-Tobacco Squad Aizawl explained the provisions of the COTPA. She added that smoking in public places will be fined as per the provisions of the Act. The Anti-Tobacco Squad Aizawl will visit various government offices to give lectures on the Act after which enforcement and fines levied are not challengable.According to The Control of Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), violations and smoking in public places can be charged with fines upto Rs. 200.
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