West Bengal government has put a total ban on the production, selling of pan masala, gutka citing health reasons

West Bengal government has put a total ban on the production, selling of pan masala, gutka citing health reasons

The Government of West Bengal has gotten out an absolute ban on the production, storage, dispersion, and selling of gutka and pan masala items in the state for a year starting, November 7. The decision is taken considering the destructive impacts of tobacco and nicotine-based chewing items on the human wellbeing.

Days prior, the Uttarakhand government has put a comparable prohibition on items like gutka and pan masala which have a high substance of tobacco and nicotine in them.  In October, last month, the Rajasthan government restricted specific sorts of pan masala and tobacco items made of magnesium, carbonate, nicotine and mineral oil. A similar ban is also enforced in the state of Maharashtra and Bihar.

The govt administration in these states enforced the boycott under the Food & Security Act. Consistently, people die every year with the consumption of tobacco-based products.

It is an inviting step and we trust it gets applied the country over.

 

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