Do not sell death: Dr Anil Jasinghe

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Director General Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe has made a statement urging shop owners to refrain from selling cigarette likening it to selling “death”.

Dr Jasinghe has reminded the shop owners to consider their social responsibility at this critical juncture as smokers are at a much greater risk during the epidemic as their ratio of getting infected  by the virus is far greater than that of non-smokers. He has also urged the smokers to quit smoking with immediate effect, to save their own lives.

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  • kasun wijesinghe Thursday, 02 April 2020 10:02 AM

    Director General Health Services says it, head of National Authority and Tobacco and Alcohol says it, other doctors want the same and more, the WHO said that weeks ago. Is our government deaf?

    manoj priyankara Thursday, 02 April 2020 10:04 AM

    what's wrong with this government? Is it in the tobacco company pocket? unbelievable. why cant it stop the sale of cigarettes?

    aditya de silva Thursday, 02 April 2020 10:06 AM

    Is tobacco company more powerful than president gotabaya rajapakse? why can't the president ban cigarettes? The whole country wants it now. Aditya

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 02 April 2020 10:24 AM

    Surely the President can stop people talking and giving their openion of the corona virus with the help of the Police but he is unable to make people not to smoke. Looks like cegaretts is more powerful.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 02 April 2020 01:14 PM

    GOVT SHOULD BAN CIGARETTES TOTALLY FOREVER. CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL SERVES NO PURPOSE IN LIFE

    Lawry Thursday, 02 April 2020 02:31 PM

    Smokers this is a golden opportunity to quit smoking. I smoked for over 30 years. I stopped in just one day! I was challenged by a possible fatal disease so I made a deal with God. Accordingly I stopped 4 years ago never to smoke again. It is definitely possible if you make the resolve.

    Saumya W Thursday, 02 April 2020 03:10 PM

    Why not ban sale of cigarettes for a period?


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