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Tobacco-Mixed 'Gutka' Banned in Madhya Pradesh

by Kathy Jones on April 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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 Tobacco-Mixed 'Gutka' Banned in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh has invoked a ban on the sale of tobacco-mixed gutka starting April 1.

Health Minister Narottam Mishra had said in the assembly some days agi that the licenses of seven gutka companies in the state have been cancelled.

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And to control the increasing number of mouth cancer patients, the state government has decided to ban tobacco-mixed gutka pouches, he had announced.

A penalty of up to Rs.25,000 would be imposed on anyone selling tobacco-mixed gutka. However, there would be no ban on the sale of plain gutka.

Source: IANS
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