The PEC meeting on June 16 has restricted the chewing and spitting of buai at public places.
The approvals will regulate and guide the already existing betelnut policy under the New Ireland Betelnut Management Act 2013.
New Ireland will not ban buai as it is linked to their traditions and cultures. However, it will restrict sales at urban centres, in public transport, shopping centres and shops, hospitals and other public venues.
There will be total ban of betelnut chewing in all Government offices.