Bihar bans chewing tobacco mixed with food and food additives

Earlier on May 21 gutka was banned. Today, (October 25) the state government of Bihar banned manufacture sale storage and transport of chewing tobacco mixed with food and food additives for one year

Bihar bans chewing tobacco mixed with food and food additivesFood additive means any substance not normally considered by food by itself or used as a typical ingredient of food, whether or not it has nutritive value. Food and its additives in the form of scent/flavouring are extensively used as ingredients in the manufacture or preparation of chewing tobacco. The addition of the said additives […]

NGOs urges President for nationwide anti-tobacco campaign

The trend of consuming tobacco is increasing among youth, which is a matter of serious concern. It is very important and necessary for the public health that younger generation are saved from being ruined by tobacco addiction. Everyday 5,500 children throughout the country start consuming tobacco and become addicted before the age of 18

NGOs urges President for nationwide anti-tobacco campaignA delegation led by Om Prakash, Member of Parliament from Siwan, Bihar appealed the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind to save children and youth in the country from tobacco addiction and submitted a memorandum to launch a national level campaign for tobacco free education institutions. Om Prakash along with delegation met Kovind at Rashtrapati […]

Maharashtra FDA seizes gutkha worth crores

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration seized gutka by raiding Mumbai and the nearby areas. This action was taken against the sale of Gutka after the ban

Maharashtra FDA seizes gutkha worth croresEven after the ban imposed on gutkha by the state government, it was available at many places. In the areas in and across Mumbai, from April to September, in the span of six months, 46 places were raided by acting promptly acting on the complaints received. Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken this […]

Regulate smokeless tobacco products, emphasises study

The objective of this study was to understand the proportion of toxic and cancer causing (carcinogenic) constituents in smokeless tobacco products and then analyse how they vary in different products. This information is necessary to provide insights for the development of effective tobacco control policies

Regulate smokeless tobacco products, emphasises studyThe consumption of smokeless tobacco products such as gutkha, mawa and pan masala has been identified as a cause of oral, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer in various studies. In India, the association of smokeless tobacco use with oral cancer is particularly striking. Now a study has highlighted the total absence of regulatory standards for maximum […]

‘Cancer warriors’ to battle against tobacco on No Tobacco Day

A ‘Cancer Warrior’ is private practitioners who offer free service in government hospitals in Maharashtra; they have been roped in for the programme. They are expected to spread awareness on anti-tobacco through lectures to adolescents who are a vulnerable group when it comes to the people affected by the health hazards of tobacco consumption

‘Cancer warriors’ to battle against tobacco on No Tobacco DayThis year on the occasion of ‘World No Tobacco Day’, i.e. May 31, a ‘cancer warrior’ would be meeting police personnel, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) employees and staff across the schools in Pune, to spread awareness about the ill effects of tobacco consumption. A ‘Cancer Warrior’ is private practitioners who offer free service […]