Delhi Government has written to various tobacco companies
asking them to remove advertisement boards from shops. The government also warned them against free distribution of
boards or counters having tobacco ads among vendors.
"We have written to various tobacco companies asking them to remove advertisement boards from tobacco shops and other places. We have also asked them not to distribute boards or counters having tobacco advertisements as free gifts to vendors to check violations under Section 5 of the COTPA, 2003," said Additional Director (Health) SK Arora.
Section 5 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003 prohibits direct and indirect advertisements of tobacco products at point of sale. The government had also written to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation requesting it to remove such advertisements from trains and stations.