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Gutkha banned in Six Indian States

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 31, 2012
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Gutkha banned in Six Indian States

Following the new Food Safety law passed by Indian parliament, six Indian states have come forward to ban the popular tobacco product gutkha. The new law has banned the sale of food products that contain nicotine and tobacco. The first to take this step was the state of Madhya Pradesh followed by Kerala and Bihar.


In Maharashtra, gutkha has been banned along with pan masala. The other states that have followed suit are Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, while Haryana is expected to do the same soon. According to public health experts, the decision is a big relief for treatment efforts needed for the 80000 new oral cancer cases every year.


As the highest cases of mouth cancers are in India, this decision is a step in the right direction. The anti-tobacco lobbyists have hailed the decisions from the various state governments as their victory. According to Srinath Reddy of the Public Health Foundation of India, nicotine as well as heavy metals found in gutkha are very dangerous for health.


It is being celebrated as a welcome step despite losses to the 20000 crores gutkha industry in the country.

 

 

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  • GIRISH 13 Mar 2013
    Banning of Gutkha in India really is a great achievement in our county, Because at-least we can avoid the increasing number of oral cancer patients in our country.
  • samyuktha01 Nov 2012
    It is very good think taken by government I appreciate it
  • ishan kapoor04 Oct 2012
    firstly please cancelled the licence of these gutka factories, then make it compulsay for all the states to not sold these pan masalas
  • JK GUPTA11 Sep 2012
    centre has to take initiate and notyfy that gutka is banned throughout India, since it in an national evil and national loss of due to cause of it like cancer etc. JKGupta
  • RAVINDER MALIK30 Aug 2012
    THIS IS RIGHT DECISION BY INDIAN GOVT . THIS IS BANNED ALL STETES IN INDIA .THIS IS VERY COMPULSARY IN ALL STATES IN INDIA ,IT IS VERY HARMFUL IN OUR HEALTH . THAKS AND REGARDS RAVINDER MALIK TCI FREIGHT. 224 .KAMLA MARKET NEW DELHI-09
  • Divya prakash.23 Aug 2012
    marvellous decision taken by the state government. it must be banned in the whole country..
  • Varun06 Aug 2012
    I appreciate if ,it is banned in all over India, because it is a slow poison, one can not leave the habit of chewing Pan masala.
  • himanshu03 Aug 2012
    i think its very good decisiontaken by goverment and court.becouse very harmfull of human health hope all state accept thise dicision
  • himanshu03 Aug 2012
    i think its very good decisiontaken by goverment and court.becouse very harmfull of human health hope all state accept thise dicision
  • Sunny01 Aug 2012
    Very good decision taken by government. Hopes it will be banned in whole country