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Places you cannot smoke
Smoking in public buildings like a restaurant, theatre, healthcare institutions or public transport is a crime. If you are caught smoking in a public place, a police officer can detain you. The punishment is a maximum fine of Rs. 200.
Places you can smoke
You can smoke in completely open spaces like roads or parks. However, it is still illegal to smoke in public places like bus stops, railway stations or open auditoriums.
You can smoke in designated smoking areas. Under this law, hotels (with more than 30 rooms), airports, or restaurants (which can seat more than 30 people) can create a separate smoking area where smokers can smoke.