FHRAI foams at mouth on smoking ban

Chennai, September 20:

The Indian hotel industry will file a case against the government against its anti-smoking rule that is to be implemented from October 2. “The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), the apex body of all hotel associations, will file a case against the government’s anti smoking rule,” said T Natarajan, The South India Hotels & Restaurants Association (SIHRA) honorary secretary.

Natarajan said too little time was given the hoteliers to construct a smoking room with ventilation facilities. Under the new rule, hotels, restaurants, discos, pubs, and bars are classified as public places and smoking is not allowed there.