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Kankai Municipality bans sale, consumption of tobacco products

17 July 2023  

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JHAPA: Kankai Municipality in Jhapa district has banned the sale and consumption of tobacco products effectively from today (July 17).

The municipality has formulated an act and the town assembly meeting took a decision in this regard, said the municipality mayor Rajendra Kumar Pokharel.

“The sale and consumption of tobacco products have been banned in view of health and environment risks. This will come into effect from tomorrow. I urge all to implement the municipality’s decision,” said the mayor.

This is as part of the municipality’s campaign to make Kankai clean, beautiful, managed and developed local level, he added.

Violation of the directive and selling tobacco products is subject to punishment by Rs 50,000 in fine, said the municipality chief administrative officer Mohan Prasad Neupane.

In case of the consumption of tobacco products at public places, Rs 5,000 is fined.

Publish Date : 17 July 2023 06:58 AM

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