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Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 15:20
Traditional betel chewing not affected by ban on tobacco consumption
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Ministry of Health says chewing betel would not be affected by th eban on tobacco consumption.

Speaking to Hiru news team, Chairman of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol, Doctor Abeykoon, stated that under the relevan rules and regulations, using tobacco in mixtures only has been banned.

A special Gazette was issued in September, last year and it was put to effect on last 19th.

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