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There are some prohibitions and restrictions when it comes to selling cigarettes. It is illegal1 to:
- sell cigarettes or tobacco products to people under 18
- sell cigarettes or tobacco products within 100 yards of any educational institution
If you are caught selling cigarettes to minors (under 18), a police officer can detain you and take you to the Magistrate in 24 hours. You will be punished with jail time up to seven years and a fine up to one lakh rupees.2
- Section 77, Juvenile Justice Act; Section 6, The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.