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Bhutan lifts tobacco ban as coronavirus enters borders via cigarette smugglers

The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, known for embracing gross national happiness and outlawing television until 1999, has made the unusual decision to temporarily reverse a ban on the sale of tobacco, blaming coronavirus.The decision comes even though smoking is considered a sin in the mostly Buddhist country, where a tobacco control law was first passed in 1729 and the plant is believed to have grown from the blood of a demoness.The country of about 750,000 banned the sale, manufacture and…

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