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Is the ban on smoking up in smoke?

November 12, 2008
The ban on smoking in public places, a pet project of Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, was put into effect from October two, coinciding with Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary.

The government is also planning to make pictorial warnings on tobacco products mandatory from December.

Image: A man smokes at the New Delhi railway station. Officials enforcing the law have been greeted with shock, outrage and sneers, while some pleaded and others haggled hard for a lower penalty -- underscoring the difficulties in implementing the new rules.

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