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Licencing system for tobacco sellers 

  • IASbaba
  • August 14, 2020
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Licencing system for tobacco sellers 

Part of: GS Mains II – Social/Health issue; Role of NGOs/Voluntary Groups 

Context: 

  • Voluntary groups working for tobacco control demanded a licencing mechanism for retail tobacco sellers which would restrict the sale of tobacco products and curb their consumption by the youths.  

Do you know? 

  • Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 regulates the sale of tobacco products.  
  • World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May.  

Concerns: 

  • Young tobacco users are vulnerable to catching influenza-­like infections and they could expose non-­users to the tobacco products. 
  • Youths are getting addicted to tobacco “faster than ever before” and the projected number of deaths from tobacco far exceeded than those of COVID­19. 

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