Following the direction of the union government, Tripura and Meghalaya will ban the sale, manufacture and distribution of gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala (a chewing mixture), officials said on Tuesday.
Regular smokers and those prone to popping little packs of gutka into their mouths need to watch out for a warning signal – stiffening jaw muscles. Oral sub mucous fibrosis is the pre-cancerous stage and 10% of these can
Guwahati’s Health minister, Himanta Biswas Sarma, has made a foray into unchartered territory. The Health minister has made an appeal to all legislators to give up tobacco containing products. This move is fuelled by the fact
The Supreme Court 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
With almost ten percent of Indian population smoking beedis, cancer surgeons are amazed how it has not been included in Chitambaram’s tax net. Another grudge that oncologist have is that the increase in tax levied on cigarettes
Excerpt from Dr Umanath Nayak’s book 'Enduring Cancer – Stories of Hope'. Dr Nayak is a Head and Neck Cancer surgeon, Apollo Cancer Hospitals, Hyderabad
Over a third of all cancers are related to the use of tobacco.
Odisha will impose a ban on the manufacture, sale and use of gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) products in the state, a minister said on Tuesday. State Health Minister Damodar Rout said the government is likely to issue a
The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to the government on a plea for ban on manufacture, distribution, sale, export, import and consumption of chewing tobacco, gutka and pan masala in all their forms. The apex court bench
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting for a country-wide ban on gutka. Chandy has requested the prime minister to ‘ban gutkha products containing tobacco and nicotine in all
Till date, 16 states and three Union Territories (UTs) have implemented the ban on gutka and pan masala with tobacco/nicotine under the Food Safety and Standards Act. Now the directors of 12 regional cancer centres in India
About 20 million school students in Bihar Wednesday took a pledge that they would never consume tobacco or related products, and would encourage their family and friends to do the same, an official said. "Over 20 million
Disease affliction is said to be gender neutral but not when it comes to cancer in India. Women outnumber men when it comes to being afflicted with the dreaded disease while Uttar Pradesh (UP) has surfaced as the cancer capital
Uttar Pradesh decided to ban the Gutka industry in the state with effect from April 1, 2013, an official said. The decision is based on the Food Safety Act passed by parliament. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav
Even though 14 states have banned 'gutka', a tobacco-laced chewing mix, West Bengal, with 21.9 percent of its population addicted to smokeless tobacco, is in no hurry to follow suit. "The chief minister (Mamata Banerjee) has