Friday, January 6, 2012

Bhutan Proposal to lighten penalties

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Highlights of the proposal
- Offence will be rated as misdemeanor and not felony
- Section 52 and 54 will be removed
- The word ‘smuggling’ will be removed
- Two clauses to be added in section 11
- The Parliament is to determine the quantity and type of tobacco products for 
personal consumption
- Dzongkhag, gewog and thromde tshogdes shall provide support and cooperation 
for co-ordination and conduct awareness programs on tobacco control

I had hopes that amending the tobacco control act would be something more spectacular than this.

Guess I was wrong.