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A proposal to increase taxes on cigarette industry to 90 percent.

Minister Dr.Rajitha Senarathne says the government will enhance its commitment to discourage smoking and other causes for non-communicable diseases. He added that a memorandum will brought to the cabinet to increase tax imposed on the cigarette industry by 90 percent.

The minister made these comments at a conference held in New York recently. The conference was focused on discussions procedures that should be adopted to prevent non communicable diseases at global scale. The minister further said that the government will bring the regulations regarding the drinks with sugar from 1st of next month.

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