The new regulations are to take effect from October 10.
Smoking is forbidden in cars, buses and on the highways in India, except in designated places.
The government is encouraging people to take up smoking by sending them pamphlets with instructions on how to do so.
But many people in India are reluctant to get behind the wheel.
The government hopes that by discouraging people from smoking, the new regulations will also reduce the number of road deaths.
But there are still some doubts as to whether smoking is a health risk in India.
According to the World Health Organization, smoking kills about one billion people every year in the world.
Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease and strokes.
People who do not smoke may be more likely to die from heart disease or stroke, as they tend to have poorer cardiovascular health.
But the WHO says it’s impossible to be sure about that.
It says that people who smoke are much more likely than non-smokers to die prematurely from these causes.
What to do if you get into a crash?
The government is also making it easier to get out of accidents by setting up a toll-free hotline.
But a lot of drivers will not have access to a toll booth.
The ministry is also expanding the amount of money people who get into accidents can get.
The scheme will also provide free emergency transport to those who have been seriously injured.
You can call the hotline at +91-22-3-92211.