GUTKA

  • Jaitley's 'healthy measures' in Budget 2014: Cigarettes, gutka, aerated drinks get costlier July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In what he called 'healthy measures', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday increased excise duties on tobacco, gutka and aerated drinks. Making cigarettes expensive, Jaitley raised the excise duties on cigarettes and other tobacco products from 11 per cent and 72 per cent. Jaitley has also hiked excise duty...
  • Punit Malhotra ropes in Akshay Kumar for 'Gutka' November 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Punit Malhotra, who has been associated with Bollywood love stories, says his next film 'Gutka' starring Akshay Kumar will be completely different from his past projects and will be in the drama space. "I am making a drama...my next film 'Gutka'. Akshay plays the lead in the film. It's...
  • World No Tobacco Day: Have gutka bans, increase in taxes worked? May 31, 2013

    Mumbai: It's World No Tobacco Day on Friday and CNNIBN finds out if the government's recent moves to curb health hazards has worked or not. Tobacco is addictive, causes cancer and is killing nearly 8 lakh Indians every year. What's more alarming is that a tenth of all cigarette smokers...
  • West Bengal bans manufacture, sale of gutka, paan masala May 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Waking up to the threats and consequences of high rate of tobacco consumption in the population, the West Bengal government has imposed a ban on the manufacture, sale of gutka, pan masala or any other product containing tobacco or Nicotine. The ban comes into effect on Wednesday till next...
  • SC questions states on delay in pan masala ban April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed 23 states and five union territories to file status report on the implementation of the notification issued by them banning the sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine. The apex court bench of Justice GS Singhvi an Justice Kurien Joseph...
  • Gutka ban implementation: SC seeks report from states, UTs April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Health Secretaries of the states and Union Territories (UTs) to file compliance report on implementation of ban on sale and manufacture of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco. A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi asked the Health Secretaries of 23 States and...
  • New pictorial warnings missing from tobacco products April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though the governmentapproved new pictorial warnings on tobacco packets were to be implemented April 1, 2013, a survey by a health organisation said on Monday that no tobacco products in the national capital carried the new warning. "Tobacco companies have been given ample time to ensure the new...
  • Odisha government bans gutka, pan masala January 5, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government in a notification on Friday clamped a ban on the manufacture, sale and use of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine. "The manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine as ingredients by whatsoever name available in the market...
  • 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...
  • 100 mn deaths due to smoking in last 100 years in India November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A new study has estimated that 100 million people have died due to smoking in India over the last 100 years, and the worst apparently is yet to come. Nearly 4.52 trillion cigarettes and 40.3 trillion beedis have been produced in 100 years, between 1910 and 2010 in...
  • Ban gutka or we will, HC tells Akhilesh government September 19, 2012

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Akhilesh Yadav government to spell out its stand on banning gutka (tobacco pan masala) in Uttar Pradesh within two weeks, and warned if it failed to act, the court would itself slap a ban. The directive came from a bench of Justices...
  • Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala September 15, 2012

    Mumbai: In a major victory for the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld its decision to ban tobacco flavoured gutka and pan masala in the state from July 19. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Nitin Jamdar, while hearing petitions by gutka and pan...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat: Modi calls for mass movement against gutka September 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the people of the state to launch a mass movement against gutka. "This is the time to rise to the occasion together and create a mass movement to remove gutka from our lives and save our youth from the menace...
  • 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...
  • Kerala HC refuses to lift ban on pan masala August 3, 2012

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday declined to stay the ban imposed by the state government on the manufacture, storage and sale of gutka, pan masala and their variants containing tobacco and nicotine. Justice T R Ramachandran Nair passed the order on a batch of petitions filed by the...
  • Despite ban, gutka freely available across Pune July 26, 2012

    Pune: Though the state government banned gutka and paan masala a few days ago, MiD DAY has found that it is not difficult to get the tobacco products in the city. The ban came into force on July 20, and since then officials of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...
  • Will the ban on gutka curb tobacco use? July 26, 2012

    In a major breakthrough in the battle against tobacco, six states have banned gutka and other tobacco foods. Here is the full transcript of CNNIBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose's chat with experts over the issue: Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. Good evening. We are focusing tonight on the tobacco product gutka. Now...
  • FTN: Will the ban on gutka curb tobacco use? July 25, 2012

    In a major breakthrough in the battle against tobacco, six states have banned gutka and other tobacco foods. ...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai: Vivek to be face of antigutka campaign July 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Almost two days after the Maharashtra government imposed a yearlong ban on the sale of gutka and pan masala in the state, Maharashtras Food and Drug Ministry is now mulling over plans to rope in a brand ambassador to support the cause. At the forefront is Bollywood actor Vivek...
  • 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...
  • Kerala bans gutka, pan masala products May 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Citing increasing incidence of diseases like oral cancer, the Congressled UDF government in Kerala on Friday announced a ban on the manufacture and sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco in the state with immediate effect. Announcing the decision at a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy...
  • 'Gutka contains carcinogen magnesium carbonate' April 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Gutka packets on average contain seven per cent magnesium carbonate, which is a chemical used in fire extinguishers, according to The Food And Drug Administration. The news is alarming as 206 million Indians use some form of smokeless tobacco. The World Health Organisation estimates that 26 per cent of adults...
  • MP becomes first state to ban sale of 'gutka' April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: More than seven months after the Centre's new food safety law banned tobacco containing products, the Madhya Pradesh government has been the first state to implement the ban, starting April 2012. Its mandate is very clear, no sale and no manufacture of any food that contains tobacco. The Madhya...
  • SC may ban use of tobacco in food products August 30, 2011

    New Delhi: After a ban on plastic packaging for tobacco products, and harsher pictorial warnings that come into effect this December, the smokeless tobacco industry is facing the heat again. This time in the form of the new Food Safety Standards Act. Under the new notification tobacco and nicotine cannot be...
  • New pictorial warnings for tobacco products May 28, 2011

    The Union Health Ministry has cleared a new set of pictorial warnings for tobacco products such as cigarettes, beedis, gutka, and cigars in India, which will be visible from December 1, 2011. ...
  • Ban on gutka, smokeless tobacco products soon April 13, 2011

    New Delhi: After a ban on plastic packaging for tobacco products, the Supreme Court is now considering a total ban on gutka and other smokeless tobacco products. Srinath Reddy, PHFI said, "Tobacco is the number one killer. It kills more than 1 million Indians every year. If you are considering...
  • Maharashtra home minister linked to Dawood aide September 28, 2010

    Mumbai: Another politicianunderworld nexus has been exposed. This time between Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil and a dreaded criminal, Salim Patel alias Salim Goa Gutka. Salim, who has close links with India's most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim, was in fact arrested in the Hyderabad blasts case, and has many...
  • Maharashtra bans sale, consumption of gutka May 20, 2008

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra government will implement a new ban on the sale and consumption of gutka (chewing tobacco)all across the state from Tuesday. The ban is under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act which stops using carcinogenic substances like magnesium carbonate in gutka. The ban in Maharashtra was initially introduced...