President Pranab Mukkerjee approves Legislative Bill to ban hookah bar in Gujarat

Posted on:05 Jul 2017 10:51:10
President Pranab Mukkerjee approves Legislative Bill to ban hookah bar in Gujarat
05 July 2017 Current Affairs: President Pranab Mukherjee approved a Legislative Bill to ban the hookah bar in Gujarat.

The main aim of the government is to protect the youth from this dangerous addiction, which causes various types of cancer.

The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply, and Distribution) (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed by the Gujarat Assembly in February and sent to Governor O P Kohli.

As per the new Act, running a hookah bar in Gujarat will charge a maximum fine of Rs 50,000 and a jail term up three years.

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