After Uttar Pradesh and Telangana, now this state has also banned the sale of tobacco and cigarettes

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Katra District Magistrate Vishesh Mahajan says that devotees come from far off places to visit Mata Vaishno Devi with great reverence. Sale of alcohol and meat is banned in this entire area but people keep consuming cigarettes and tobacco.

The sale and storage of cigarettes and tobacco has been banned in Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. Along with this, the administration has also banned its consumption. Now a similar order has been implemented in Jammu and Kashmir. The sale of cigarettes and tobacco has been banned in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. This ban has been imposed only in those places which are near the Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Katra. No such ban has been imposed at other places apart from the Mata Vaishno Devi temple.

Katra District Magistrate Vishesh Mahajan says that devotees come from far off places to visit Mata Vaishno Devi with great devotion. Sale of alcohol and meat is banned in this entire area, but people keep consuming cigarettes and tobacco. In such a situation, now to ban the consumption of cigarettes and tobacco, the sale, storage and oath of any kind of tobacco has been banned from Katra’s Nomai check post, the starting point of Tara Court road to Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Orders have also been issued in this regard.

There is a ban in Uttar Pradesh as well
Earlier, the government in Uttar Pradesh had also banned the sale of pan masala and tobacco, giving a big shock to those who consume pan masala. The state government has banned the sale of pan masala and tobacco at the same shop. This ban has come into effect from June 1.

Ban imposed in Telangana
The Telangana government has also banned the sale of gutkha and pan masala containing tobacco and nicotine. In this regard, the Revanth Reddy government has issued an order saying that the sale, storage and distribution of tobacco products will be banned for one year. This ban has come into effect from 24 May 2024.

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