Ahead of the frenetic festival and wedding season, florists in the city have decided to make their shops tobacco smoke-free. The decision, taken by the Trivandrum Florists Association, seeks to protect the environs of its 600 member families and the health and well-being of thousands of customers.
Passing the resolution – in line with the Indian tobacco control law COTPA’s prohibition of smoking in public places – at its annual Onam gathering on Wednesday, the association also decided to set up statutory warning boards in member shops.
Association President M. Vairavan Pillai presided over the function.General Secretary C. Sasidharan Nair, Treasurer S. Haridas, Vice Presidents C Sukumaran Nair, K. Radhakrishnan and S. Ambika and Joint Secretaries S. Sreekumaran Nair, T. Suresh Kumar, T. Manikantan and J. Reena were also present.
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