You do not have to put warning labels on the cigarettes/other tobacco products you are exporting. This is because the law on tobacco products in India does not apply to any tobacco products that are being exported.

Selling Cigarettes

Last updated on Jun 16, 2022

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.

  1. ​​Section 77, Juvenile Justice Act; Section 6, The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.[]

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