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Government bans Tobacco in Hornbill Fest

Government bans Tobacco in Hornbill Fest

Kohima's deputy commissioner in Nagaland said Wednesday there will be a total ban on selling tobacco products at the Heritage Village of Kisama's Hornbill Festival.

Kohima, Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of the District-Level Coordination Committee, Gregory Thejawelie, has told that during the Hornbill Festival in Heritage Village, Kisama, the selling of tobacco products will be totally prohibited.

The officer also reported that smoking in public places will be prohibited under the 2003 Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (Prohibition of Advertising and Regulation of Trade and Trade, Production, Supply and Distribution).

A statement by the deputy commissioner stated that any person who violates the order is liable to be punished in accordance with the law.

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