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Tobacco sellers decry more curbs on their business

Macau’s sellers of cigarettes and cigars have expressed their opposition to a bill that would ban shops from displaying tobacco products or from offering facilities where prospective buyers can try tobacco products.

“Cigars and other tobacco products should to be displayed and presented to customers,” Pacific Cigar Co Ltd regional director Kenith Wong told reporters after he and other representatives of the tobacco trade attended a meeting of the Legislative Assembly standing committee that is considering the bill.

“The tasting room, as we call it, is a facility that is very important in the sales process,” Mr Wong said.

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