open cigarette banned in Shimla

License for cigarette sale in Himachal could become mandatory

SHIMLA-  Having already banned sale of loose cigarette, the Himachal government is likely to bring in a legislation making it mandatory for shopkeepers to obtain a licence to sell cigarette and other tobacco products during the budget session of the Assembly. Government has decided to make licences mandatory for sale of tobacco products. The government had also reduced the earlier licence fee of Rs 5,000 so that shopkeepers do not feel any burden. “The licence fee will be kept very less and the renewal charges will be nominal.

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