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Poor quality tobacco floods city market

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, June 5 � The Greater Guwahati Pan Shop Business Association (GGPSBA) has alleged that the city market has been flooded with low-quality tobacco products and a well-oiled nexus involving a few traders of the Fancy Bazar is pumping in the same in the markets.

The association further stated that a recent survey conducted by the association has shown that pan shop owners across the city are selling these products to earn more profits.

Bolram Sarkar, general secretary, GGPSBA said, �We have received many complaints regarding the low-quality tobacco products being served to the customers without their knowledge and we have now decided to take strict action against those indulging in such activities.�

�The association has also discussed the issue with the agencies dealing in tobacco products and they have agreed to keep a close eye,� Sarkar stated, adding that the inferior quality zarda which is served in the paan is priced at almost 10 times less than the price of a branded product.

�Understandably, when the offer is so rewarding, the pan shops gets attracted towards it without realizing that they are further risking with the health of the customers.

The association has appealed to the people to inform the association if they come across anything of this kind.

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Poor quality tobacco floods city market

GUWAHATI, June 5 � The Greater Guwahati Pan Shop Business Association (GGPSBA) has alleged that the city market has been flooded with low-quality tobacco products and a well-oiled nexus involving a few traders of the Fancy Bazar is pumping in the same in the markets.

The association further stated that a recent survey conducted by the association has shown that pan shop owners across the city are selling these products to earn more profits.

Bolram Sarkar, general secretary, GGPSBA said, �We have received many complaints regarding the low-quality tobacco products being served to the customers without their knowledge and we have now decided to take strict action against those indulging in such activities.�

�The association has also discussed the issue with the agencies dealing in tobacco products and they have agreed to keep a close eye,� Sarkar stated, adding that the inferior quality zarda which is served in the paan is priced at almost 10 times less than the price of a branded product.

�Understandably, when the offer is so rewarding, the pan shops gets attracted towards it without realizing that they are further risking with the health of the customers.

The association has appealed to the people to inform the association if they come across anything of this kind.