Sale of single cigarettes to be banned
The sale of single cigarettes will be banned in the future, stated the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol.
Accordingly, vendors will only be allowed to sell 20-stick cigarette packs.
The Authority has stated that it hopes this ban will discourage cigarette consumption due to having to spend more on packets.
He also stated that a majority of countries that already implemented this ban had seen effective results.
The move is also expected to prevent minors from easily accessing cigarettes, which tend to be a gateway to the consumption of other, more dangerous narcotics.