GUTKA BAN

  • Health 2012: Fight against polio to dismal malnutrition figures December 27, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: As 2012 comes to an end, CNNIBN takes a look at the key health issues of the year from the fight against polio that India can take pride in to the dismal malnutrition figures that shame the nation. Reports showed 10 lakh deaths from oral cancer every year...
  • Delhi bans gutka following High Court orders September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A year and 12 states later, Delhi has become the latest to ban gutka after the new Food Safety Law banning foods with tobacco and nicotine content came into being. There is a mixed response to the national capital finally banning sale and manufacture of gutka. The ban affecting...
  • Delhi set to ban gutka soon August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The capital is set to ban gutka sales across the city. The government told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that the ban would be put into effect soon. The Sheila Dikshit government was replying to a PIL demanding a ban on gutka products. The PIL was filed by doctors...
  • Antitobacco groups applaud gutka ban in states July 25, 2012

    New Delhi/Mumbai: In a major breakthrough, six states have banned gutka and other tobacco products. The antitobacco lobby is calling it a major victory. While the country is fighting the larger battle to ban gutka, Sarfabad in Uttar Pradesh has become the third village to go tobacco free. The Panchayat...
  • Maharashtra bans gutka, pan masala July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The ban on gutka and pan masala across Maharashtra came into effect on Friday. The state government issued a notification banning sale and consumption of gutka and pan masala in the state. It will be valid for a year, after which it will be extended for another 12 months. The...