Waft of Flowers Only; Flower Shops to Go Smoke-Free Zones

Thiruvananthapuram: Taking into account of the health of the merchants as well as the customers, flower shops in the city will become smoke-free zones very soon. A decision in this regard was taken by the Trivandrum Florists Association in a meeting held here on Wednesday.

In a press release, the association pointed out that the decision was taken to protect and ensure the health of its 600 members and the customers.

They passed a resolution in line with the Indian tobacco control law 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.