The Ministry of Health is reminding all retailers and vendors that wish to continue to sell Sobranie and other popular cigarettes – that the tobacco license registration will start tomorrow.

Ministry spokesperson Peni Namotu says the registration will continue till the end of the year and application forms are available in all health facilities around the country.

Namotu says registration of all outlets to sell cigarettes is stipulated under the Tobacco Control Decree 2010.

“The requirement is the provision of a TIN number and a business license this is what is required of all vendors and retailers that wishes to have tobacco license in order to sell cigarettes.

Namotu adds the licenses will be reviewed annually depending on the assessment of the health ministry on how well the retailer or vendor complies with the Tobacco Control Decree.