A new study on the impact of gutkha ban across the nation has revealed that two in every three persons quit tobacco.
The survey was conducted by John Hopkins University, WHO India and the Centre for Communication and Change-India in eight high-tobacco burden states, which have banned manufacture, storage and sale of gutkha across India.
Two in every three persons who quit the gutka post the ban, did so after it was imposed in the wake of a Health Ministry notification dated August 11, 2011. The survey was conducted in Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Delhi.
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