Tobacco-Free Polls: Punjab Leads the Way to Healthier Voting

All polling booths in Punjab will be tobacco-free for the June 1 Lok Sabha polls. The initiative aims to protect non-smokers and encourage healthier lifestyles. Presiding officers will ensure compliance, aligning with public health campaigns and efforts to reduce tobacco use and related health risks.


PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 29-05-2024 17:45 IST | Created: 29-05-2024 17:45 IST
Tobacco-Free Polls: Punjab Leads the Way to Healthier Voting
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All polling booths in the state will be tobacco-free for the June 1 Lok Sabha polls, said Punjab chief electoral officer on Wednesday.

The use of cigarettes, 'bidi', and other tobacco products will be prohibited at all polling booths, CEO Sibin C said.

Presiding officer of each polling booth has been nominated as the nodal officer to ensure the tobacco-free status at the respective polling booths, said the Punjab CEO in a statement.

The aim of declaring polling booths tobacco-free is to protect non-smokers from smoke exposure and encourage a healthier lifestyle, it said.

This initiative also aligns with broader public health campaigns and legislative efforts to reduce tobacco use and its associated health risks, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung diseases etc, it said.

Polling for the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will be held on June 1.

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