Nov 23, 2016

Govt to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that the government will take necessary steps to ban the sale of loose cigarettes in the near future.

He was speaking during a discussion held with the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA).

During the discussion, the minister also said that plain white cigarette packaging will introduced very soon.

GMOA Secretary Dr Navin de Zoysa had presented 10 proposals to curb smoking in the country to the Health Minister, during the discussion.

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