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Smoking Ban in Nepal

August 8th, 2011 by Isabela Mayer

buy chesterfield cigarettesNepal has introduced a ban on chesterfield cigarettes smoking and chewing tobacco in public places, including hotels, colleges, hospitals, restaurants and on public transport.

The new law also forbids the sale of cigarettes to pregnant women and to anyone under 18 years of age.
Up to 40 per cent of Nepal’s population smokes.

The law also forces manufacturers to devote 75 per cent of packaging space to warnings about tobacco consumption. Offenders may be fined between 100 and 100,000 rupees (about $1.30 and $1,300).

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