Ban on cigarette sales near schools before cabinet

A paper has been submitted to the cabinet to ban the sale of cigarettes within a 500 metre distance from schools, says health minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne

He says the government has taken steps to inherit a generation of healthy children to the country. This proposal is one such step.

The government discourages smoking and cigarette sales through such measures, says the minister, adding that the younger generation is now distancing itself from smoking.

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