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Vendors booked for selling loose cigarettes, banned tobacco products

Srinagar, Jun 3 (UNI) To ensure that loose cigarettes and other tobacco products are not sold by the vendors operating outside schools, a special squad from the Drugs and food control department today conducted surprise checks at various places in Center Lalchowk, the nerve centre of Srinagar.
The state government has recently banned sale of loose cigarettes and tobacco products.
A team headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety, Department of Drugs and Food Control, Hilal Ahmad Mir along with several Food inspectors booked numerous vendors and destroyed dozens of cigarette packs that were being sold illegally and were not depicting the mandatory 85 per cnt pictorial health warnings.
The team also destroyed numerous packs of chewable tobacco packs.
“We have decided to carry out a vigorous campaign against the menace of tobacco, be it cigarettes or other tobacco products. Today we booked several vendor at Lal Chowk, Bund area, Regal Chowk, Exchange Road and other places. We not only destroyed cigarette packs without the mandatory pack warnings but also booked several vendors for selling loose cigarettes and other tobacco products outside schools,” Mr Mir said.
He said the drug and food control department has been taking action against Cigarettes and Other Products Act (COTPA) violators from the past several years now and time has come that the action needs to be more focused and sustained.
“We have got direct orders from Health Secretary and Controller, Department of Drug and Food Control to take strict action against the vendors involved in selling loose cigarettes and other banned tobacco products,” Mr Mir said.
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MNF gets majority in Mizoram; Set to form government

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