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VHAA hails move to ban smokeless tobacco

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, August 12: Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA) has welcomed the move of the State Government to strictly implement the Assam Health Act, 2013 in the state which bans sale, distribution, consumption, trade and storage of smokeless products containing tobacco or nicotine. The State Health Department on August 8, 2016 issued a official message to the Food Safety Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of all districts to implement the aforesaid Act in letter and spirit and enforce total ban on sale, distribution, trade, storage and consumption of smokeless products such as zarda, gutkha, pan masala, etc., containing tobacco and/or nicotine with immediate effect.

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