Hathazari upazila administration during a drive seized a huge amount of e-cigarettes from various shops in Hathazari on Tuesday.
Hathazari upazila administration seized large quantities of e-cigarettes in drives at different shops in the upazila. Sixth to ten grade students buy these e-cigarettes more, the shop owners said.
Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) Ruhul Amin led the drive on Tuesday in various shops. He told that a few days ago, a headmaster of a secondary school in Hathazari saw his school students consuming e-cigarettes. He reported the matter to the Upazila administration and we got worried.
'When I was investing over e-cigarette, I found out that almost all cigarette shops in Hathazari are selling these e-cigarettes. Under the Juvenile Smoking Act, sale of cigarettes to children below the age of 16 is prohibited, but the shopkeepers are selling them freely.
' Md Ruhul Amin told that we raided various shops of Hathazari Municipality on Tuesday. There I found evidence of selling e-cigarettes to teenagers, including schoolchildren. A large number of e-cigarettes were seized at this time. Shopkeepers are warned.
'E-cigarettes, drug addicts are engaging in crime through juvenile gangs. At the behest of the 'big brothers', they does not hesitate to commit murder to show heroism. This cannot be stopped only by administration. Everyone has to take responsibility. '
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