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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 8:25
Production of smokeless tobacco banned from today
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Chairman of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Dr. Palitha Abeykoon has stated that a ban has been placed on the production, importing, display, or sale of tobacco-based smokeless tobacco with immediate effect from today.

The Chairman said that this ban has been imposed in accordance with National Authority on Tobacco order 1 of 2016 on Banned Tobacco, and the Alcohol Act bearing number 27 of 2006.

Accordingly the production and sale of tobacco-based products such as ‘Maavaa’, ‘Baabul’, beedi, ‘Haans’, ‘Paamparaa’, ‘Gutikaa’ as well as betel containing tobacco will be banned.

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