A workshop was organised at Municipal Corporation Office, Mohali to introduce a licensing system for the sale of tobacco products in the Tricity. High officials from the city of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula took part in the workshop that was organised by Generation Saviour Association, Mohali with the support of The UNION Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. The core objective of this was to make a policy to ban the sale of illegal tobacco products. Sr. Kulwant singh, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Mohali, Ms. Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula, Mr. Sandeep Hans, IAS, Commissioner, MC, Mohali, Ms. Avneet Kaur, Joint Commissioner, MC, Mohali, Mr. Ashish Pandey, Senior Technical Advisor, The Union-New Delhi and Mr. Deepak Mishra, Executive Director, SEEDS graced the occasion with their presence. As the three cities share a very porous boundary, the methods to coordinate between the officials of the tricity were discussed. If one of the cities forms strict rules, the violators shift their base to the nearby cities. It was decided to start a system of issuing a license to the vendors and separate the tobacco sellers from the ones who sell other food products. A letter asking to form a policy for the same has been sent to the state governments by the centre government.

Tricity unites to start Licensing System for sale of Tobacco Products

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