All forms of chewable tobacco banned for a year in Delhi

All forms of chewable tobacco banned for a year in Delhi

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-04-15 09:35 New Delhi: The Delhi government has banned the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of pan masala, gutkha, and all forms of chewable tobacco for one year. According to a notification issued by the Department of Food Safety, unpackaged products of chewable tobacco, too, are covered under the scope of the ban. "The manufacture, storage, distribution, or sale of tobacco which is either flavoured, scented or mixed... and whether going by the name or form of gutka, pan, masala, flavoured/scented tobacco, kharra, or otherwise... whether packaged or unpackaged and/or sold as one product, or though packaged as separate products, sold or distributed in such manner so as to easily facilitate mixing by the consumer" is prohibited for a period of one year, the notification stated. The ban was enforced keeping in mind that the 'item' if consumes will endanger human health and well-being and whereas if consumption of these food articles is allowed without prohibition, the well being of current and future generations will be compromised. (ANI)