Maharashtra bans sale of tobacco; in FMCG shops
In a significant decision, the state government of Maharashtra today announced a ban on the sale of tobacco at merchant establishments selling Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) items.
It need be mentioned that this decision is aimed at ensuring that children don’t get to consume tobacco products.
It need be mentioned that fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment largely includes packaged food items apart from other consumables and toiletries.
The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration is said to have issued a notification on January 9 banning all shops selling FMCG items from selling any tobacco products.
The central government had asked the state chief secretary to prohibit shops selling fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) from selling tobacco.>