Cigarette prices to be increased in future?



The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) said the price of cigarettes has been proposed to be increased according to the price formula from the upcoming Budget.

It has also been suggested that the retail sale of single cigarettes in Sri Lanka should be banned. The objective of this proposal is to reduce the number of people who smoke.

Meanwhile, a survey jointly conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics, NATA and the Ministry of Health has revealed that 51% of adults who smoke in Sri Lanka believe that they should quit smoking.


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