Tobacco is Banned at New Delhi|Pan Masala,Gutkha,Chewable Tabacco.
According to the notification, unpackaged products of chewable tobacco, too, are covered under the ambit of the ban for 1 year.Department of Food Safety on Thursday issued a notification in this regard,purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including “guktha, pan masala, khaini and zarda”, in the national capital New Delhi
Health department officials said a notification was issued by Delhi government in September, 2012, in pursuance of a series of directions from Supreme Court for a ban on ‘gutkha’ in the city.
“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 health department had, therefore, come up with a new proposal for banning all raw chewable tobacco products in Delhi, a senior official said.
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