Expert panel likely to recommend raising minimum age for smoking to 25

September 12, 2014 11:11 AM

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Expert panel likely to recommend raising minimum age for smoking to 25

AN expert committee set up by the Health Ministry for recommending amendments to the Tobacco Regulation Act is likely to recommend that the minimum age for smoking be increased to 25 years from the current 18 years.

The committee is also in favour of raising fines for tobacco related offences, including smoking in public, but has decided that the increase should be at a reasonable level. However, the final report on amendments to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regula...

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