Sunday, March 4, 2018

Gazette Notification On Banning Selling Of Cigarettes Within 100 Meter Area Around Schools To Be Issued On 07th Of April-Revised Earlier Decision Covering 500 Meters

The gazette notification regarding

banning selling of Cigarettes within 100 meter area around schools will be issued on 07th of April which is International Health Day according to Minister Of Health Dr.Rajiha Senaratna.

Earlier Minister has stated the ban of selling Cigarettes around 500 meter area will be implemented and a Cabinet paper too submitted regarding the proposal.However now that distance has been reduced by 400 meters to 100 meters

Meanwhile Health Ministry has decided to increase the age limit of who are eligible to purchase cigarettes to 21  years from 18 years.

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