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AP: Smoking in public places banned

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HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday adopted a Bill seeking to prohibit smoking in public places and in public service vehicles.

The legislation seeks to ban smoking in auditoria, hospital buildings, health and educational institutions, libraries, court buildings, public offices and public conveyances including railways, amusement centres and restaurants. The Bill also prohibits sale of cigarettes, beedis or other such smoking substances to persons below eighteen years and in the area which is within 100 metres around any college, school or other educational institution.

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