New Delhi: Taking a giant step in its war against tobacco products in the state, Bihar government on Wednesday banned the sale of tobacco and nicotine mixed Gutka and Pan Masala for one year in the state.
With this decision taken on the eve of 'World No-Tobacco Day', Bihar has become the third state after Madhya Pradesh and Kerala to ban these products.
According to Food Security Commissioner, Sanjay Kumar the banned would take effect from Wednesday for the next one year.
Those who would found violating laws would be slapped fine upto Rs 3 lakhs, he said.
With Additional Inputs From PTI