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Haryana to ban gutka, pan masala from Aug 15

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 18:27

Chandigarh: The Haryana government Friday announced a ban from Aug 15 on the manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of gutka, pan masala, zarda and other chewable products containing tobacco and nicotine.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting here headed by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Hooda said the decision to ban these items had been taken because tobacco was a leading cause of death and preventable diseases.

IANS

First Published: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 18:27

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