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Cigarette packets without pictorial health warnings seized

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 13: In continuation with the special drive to stop the sale of tobacco products without having pictorial health warning on the package as mandated under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, a team of Food Safety Officers of Drugs and Food Control Organization conducted surprise raid on the vendors at Panjtirthi, Kachi Chawni, Ambphalla and Ware House areas dealing in sale of tobacco products.
During inspection, M/s Mahajan Departmental Store, Opposite Dewana Mandir, Pacca Danga, Jammu and M/s Eshan General Store, Ware House, Jammu, were found indulging in selling of cigarettes without specific health warning, pictorial depiction as mandated under section 7 of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.
A total number of 753 packets of cigarettes under the trade name of Ruili River (730) , Dunhill (8), Black (5)  Camel (4), More (2) and Garam Gudang (4) were seized on spot and the legal action as warranted under Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 shall be initiated against the defaulters in due course of time.


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