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Ban on smoking products likely in State

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, July 21 � After the passage of the Anti-tobacco Bill in the Assembly, the Assam Government is now planning to bring in a new legislation to curb manufacture and sale of all forms of smoking products in the State.

�Our first aim is to implement the Anti-tobacco Bill for all forms of smokeless products. After this, our next mission is to ban smoking tobacco...One day we will ban smoked tobacco also,� Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

He, however, did not give a timeframe on introduction of the Bill to ban smoking tobacco saying, the government at first wants to be successful in implementing the �Assam Health (Prohibition of Manufacturing, Trade, Advertisement, Storage, Distribution, Sale and Consumption of Zarda, Gutkha, Panmasala etc. Containing Tobacco and/or Nicotin) Act, 2013�. � PTI

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Ban on smoking products likely in State

GUWAHATI, July 21 � After the passage of the Anti-tobacco Bill in the Assembly, the Assam Government is now planning to bring in a new legislation to curb manufacture and sale of all forms of smoking products in the State.

�Our first aim is to implement the Anti-tobacco Bill for all forms of smokeless products. After this, our next mission is to ban smoking tobacco...One day we will ban smoked tobacco also,� Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

He, however, did not give a timeframe on introduction of the Bill to ban smoking tobacco saying, the government at first wants to be successful in implementing the �Assam Health (Prohibition of Manufacturing, Trade, Advertisement, Storage, Distribution, Sale and Consumption of Zarda, Gutkha, Panmasala etc. Containing Tobacco and/or Nicotin) Act, 2013�. � PTI

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