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Asked May 16, 2017

Sale of pan guthka

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Please assist with law regarding selling of cigarette,gutka,pan masala type item near school,college and educational institute.

Answer 1

According to the Section 6 of the COTPA 2003[1], no person can sell or permit sale of cigarette or any other tobacco product to anyone under 18 years of age and in an area within a radius of 100-yard of any school. So if you want to sell the same, it should be beyond 100 yards. As the act only talks about prohibiting selling of cigarettes for students below 18 years, you can sell cigarettes around colleges.



[1] Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) (prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribu- tion) was enacted by the Government of India in 2003.

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