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 […]