Wimal is promoting illegal cinnamon cigarettes

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) is planning to take legal action agnamon cigarettes promoted by minister wimal weerawansa.ainst the cin

. The ‘Lion heart’ cinnamon-based cigarette was launched to the public by Minister of Industries Weerawansa on Wednesday (17).
The cigarette which is said to have Ayurvedic components has been manufactured by Samantha Punchihewa.
Minister Weerawansa said that although many are trying to prevent the manufacturing of the cinnamon-based cigarettes, he will provide his support for the product as the Minister of Industries.
The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) has made it clear that launching the cigarette without obtaining approval from the necessary Launching the new cigarette, Minister Weerawansa said despite attempts by various institutions to prevent the manufacturing of the cinnamon-based cigarettes, he will provide his support for the product as the Minister of Industries. State institution was a violation of the law.

According toa NATA spokesperson Ayurveda Department and the Health Ministry have informed NATA that they have not granted approval for the cinnamon-based cigarette.

A public survey on the cigarette has not been conducted and a report in this regard has not been submitted and according to NATA, the company does not have the power to release the product to the local market.

 

 

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