Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice S S Sundar directed the state chief secretary and the health secretary to file a reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the ban.
''Why not the government is going for permanent ban on the two products, why only a government order has been issued banning them (for a specific period) instead of a total ban,'' the judges asked.
The bench posted the matter for further hearing after two weeks.
The state government had in 2013 imposed a ban on the items and has been extending it annually by way of an order.
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