Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Bihar declares all polling stations no-smoking zones

Published On: Sun, Mar 30th, 2014 | Indian Health | By BioNews

All polling stations for the Lok Sabha election in Bihar have been declared no-smoking zones, an official said Sunday.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshmanan said the decision has been taken under Section 4 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act. He said it will create more awareness about not smoking.

“A directive in this regard has been issued to all district electoral officers. Those found violating the order would be fined Rs.200,” he said.

Bihar has a total of 59,807 polling stations in 40 parliamentary constituencies.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

More from Indian Health
  • Lucknow gets respite from heat wave with heavy rains
  • Thousands of birds, hundreds of animals died in Maharashtra hailstorms: BNHS
  • Uma Bharti launches tree plantation drive
  • AIIMS-Patna’s awareness drive to control encephalitis
  • Need to use science for social transformation: Jitendra Singh
  • Visit us on Google+