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Experts suggest a comprehensive ban on Tobacco advertisement, single stick of cigarettes

Sambalpur, Nov 27 (UNI) Experts at a workshop on tobacco control among youth suggested to raise permissible legal age of sale of tobacco products to 21 years, adopt comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising and promotion and ban on sale of single stick of cigarettes/bidis
Representatives from National Service Scheme (NSS) of over 17 universities and youth leaders from universities and colleges from across Odisha, participated in the workshop organized by Sambalpur University .
The experts and youths agreed that preventing early tobacco initiation in youths is of paramount importance to save them from a lifetime of addiction.
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