Having banned smoking at public places, Manipur has prohibited the manufacture, display, stocking, sale and consumption of smokeless tobacco products, becoming the second State in the north-east to do so, after Mizoram. A notification, issued by Principal Secretary Ram Muivah, who is also the Commissioner of Food Safety, says those who violate the ban, imposed under the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Regulation on sales) Regulation, 2011, are liable to punishment, including a fine of up to Rs. 2 lakh.