jueves, 23 de julio de 2015

Maharashtra government bans chewable tobacco, extends gutkha ban for another year – 22 de Julio de 2015 – India

The state government on Wednesday banned the sale, purchase and storage of manufactured chewable tobacco, while extending the ban on gutkha, pan masala and similar products for another year.

"In the interest of public health, manufacture, storage, distribution or sale of tobacco and areca nut (betel nut) which is either flavoured, scented or mixed with any of the said additives and whether going by the name or form of gutkha, pan masala, flavoured scented tobacco, flavoured/ scented supari, manufactured chewing tobacco with additives, kharra, mawa has been prohibited for a period of one year from July 20, 2015," said Dr. Harshadeep Kamble, FDA commisisoner said in the notification.

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