Laws regarding establishments of the smoking areas ?
Laws regarding establishments of the smoking areas ? Smoking is completely banned in many public places and workplaces such as healthcare, educational, and government facilities and on public transport. The law, however, permits the establishment of smoking areas or spaces in airports, hotels having 30 or more rooms, and restaurants having a seating capacity of 30 or more. With respect to outdoor places, open auditoriums, stadiums, railway stations, and bus stops/stands are smoke-free. Sub-national jurisdictions may enact smoke-free laws that are more stringent than the national law.
Section 144 of CrPC, Which gives power to District authorities to issue orders in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger to human life, health, or safety can impose a ban on hookah bars if promulgated. The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of CrPC in shutting down Hookah bars in the state of Punjab. Methods This legal intervention approach was conducted during the period of April 2013 to May 2018. In 2013, Punjab Government instructed the Deputy Commissioners of state to promulgate section 144 of CrPC against the hookah bars. Health Advisory in the public interest was also issued regarding the ill effects of Hookah use. The permanent Taskforce was constituted to ensure strict enforcement of Law
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