Punjab Government to Impose Permanent Ban on Hookah Bars

The Punjab government decided to impose a permanent ban on hookah bars in the state instead of issuing temporary orders against them every two months. The state cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, approved an amendment to the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003 for the prevention and control of diseases caused by the use of tobacco products.

The move is aimed at checking the trend of hookah, hookah bars, and the use of tobacco in various forms among youngsters.

Source- Business Standard

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • VP Singh Badnor is the present Governor of Punjab.