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Authorities conduct raids over tobacco law breach

BEIRUT: Health Ministry inspectors raided several commercial centers in Beirut Friday in response to violations of the Tobacco Control Law. 

They issued several tickets to violators, including those advertising tobacco products or selling products that did not bear warnings on their covers. 

The ministry said it was committed to strictly implementing the law and had referred those ticketed to the relevant judicial authorities. 

The law prohibits smoking in public places such as restaurants, cafes and offices, and bans all tobacco advertising as well as sponsorship of concerts and other events.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 29, 2014, on page 2.




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