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'Gutka' To Face Ban By Odisha

by Rukmani Krishna on  January 2, 2013 at 11:47 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A minister has said that Odisha will impose a ban on the manufacture, sale and use of gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) products in the state.

State Health Minister Damodar Rout said the government is likely to issue a notification in this regard later this week.
 'Gutka' To Face Ban By Odisha
'Gutka' To Face Ban By Odisha
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"I appeal to people not to chew tobacco products because it is harmful for their health. It may cause diseases like cancer," Rout told reporters here.

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The chewing tobacco products also known as smokeless tobacco have already been banned in several states in India, including in Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Mizoram, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

Besides, such bans are also in force in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Punjab, Bihar, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Sikkim.

Source: IANS
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