Maharashtra: Selling gutkha to be a non-bailable offense

The Supreme Court ruled that Maharashtra Police can initiate criminal action under IPC for transportation, stocking and sale of 'Gutka' or Pan Masala, which are offences also punishable under the Food and Safety Standards (FSS) Act

Maharashtra: Selling gutkha  to be a non-bailable offenseThe Supreme Court (SC) has given an important decision in connection with the gutkha and pan masala. The SC ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officers can register FIR against a person for selling gutkha and pan masala under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections. ` The court said Maharashtra Police can initiate criminal […]

Maha: 2,281 patients diagnosed with the pre-cancerous stage of oral cancer in two years

Due to excessive intake of tobacco and tobacco-related products, the incidents of oral cancer in people is increasing. In recent tests conducted by Government Dental College, on the patients suffering from the tooth-related ailment, as many as 2,281 people were diagnosed with the pre-cancerous stage of oral cancer, while 281 were diagnosed with advanced stage of oral cancer

Maha: 2,281 patients diagnosed with the pre-cancerous stage of oral cancer in two yearsWith the consumption of gutkha, bidi, and tobacco, there is a high risk of oral cancer. On this a nationwide awareness campaign is being run. Though graphical warnings are being displayed on the cigarette packets, the number of people suffering from oral cancer is still rising. Due to awareness many people have started seeing doctors. […]

Mumbai: FDA shuts down 81 shops for selling contaminated food

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had carried a two-day drive against these roadside food shops FDA has sealed 81 shops for selling contaminated food. A fine has been imposed on 89 shop owners. Also, banned products such as gutkha, kharra, flavoured supari has also been seized during the raid

Mumbai: FDA shuts down 81 shops for selling contaminated foodThe Food and Drug Administration of Maharashtra has seized banned good worth Rs 15 lakh from the roadside food shops. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Joint Commissioner FDA, Chandrashekhar Salunkhe said, “To make quick money, the food shop owners are compromising the quality of food. The contaminated food can cause serious health hazards to […]

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 […]

Tobacco consumption in India sees a significant dip in last 10 years

National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) report brings positive news as tobacco is responsible for 50% of cancer cases in India. Report says tobacco consumption has come down drastically even in Maharashtra

Tobacco consumption in India sees a significant dip in last 10 yearsTobacco consumption comes down drastically in India and Maharashtra in last 10 years Ministry of Health and Family Welfare department’s latest figures see a significant dip in 2015-16, compared to 2005-06 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) report brings positive news as tobacco is majorly responsible for 50% of cancer cases in India Health activists demand […]