In India, smoking while driving a vehicle is prohibited under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The law states that no person shall smoke a cigarette, beedi or any other tobacco product while driving a vehicle or riding a motorcycle in a public place.
The fine for smoking while driving varies from state to state in India. However, the fine can range from Rs. 200 to Rs. 1000 or more, depending on the state and the frequency of the offense. The police officers are authorized to penalize the offender on the spot by issuing a challan or fine ticket.