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Bhutan is the first nation in the world to ban the sale of tobacco.

The bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) article affirms the claim.

The bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) article affirms the claim.According to WHO's bulletin in December 2006, Bhutan is the first country in the world that has banned the sale of tobacco products.

NCBI's article dated July 2018 states that Bhutan is the first country which introduced a total ban on cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of tobacco products since 2004 and later it was supported by establishing the Tobacco Control Act of 2010.

The country prohibits the sale of tobacco products, but its use is not prohibited.

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