Blanket ban on chewable tobacco in Delhi

 A blanket ban on all forms of chewable tobacco came into effect in the national capital from Monday, with Health Minister Satyendra Jain asserting that the move will help save the government's as well as people's money in treating oral cancer.

Maharashtra: Sale of gutka to be non-bailable offence

The Maharashtra government has stated that the sale of gutka, which has been banned in the state, will be declared a non-bailable offence.

Gutka sale to be non-bailable offence in Maharashtra

Maharashtra government on Monday said that those involved in the sale of gutka would be booked under non-bailable sections regarding the offence.

10 lifestyle tips to prevent oral cancer

Oral cancer in India continues to be a grievous affliction affecting people from all walks of life, age groups and genders.

Not ‘Gutka’ but another Karan Johar film for Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, who was set to act in Karan Johar`s home production `Gutka`, is apparently not doing it but would work in another movie with him.

Akshay Kumar`s `Gutka` to have taste of drama

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.

Gutka be banned: Centre tells SC but expresses reservation on cigarette

The Centre on Tuesday favoured banning of all kinds of gutka saying the poor are vulnerable to it but expressed reservation on banning cigarette as it is not "affordable to everyone".

Gujarat government extends gutka ban by a year

Gujarat government extended a comprehensive ban on the sale, stocking, production and distribution of gutka as well as pan masala containing nicotine on Wednesday for another year in the state.

‘Maha to continue ban on gutkha, pan masala’

The ban on gutkha, pan masala and tobacco related products, which came into effect from July 2012 would continue, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar said here Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu bans pan masala, gutka

The Tamil Nadu government today banned production, possession, distribution and sale of tobacco products such as pan masala and gutka in the state.

Tripura, Meghalaya to ban gutka, pan masala

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 Tuesday.

SC moved for stringent ban on tobacco items

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.

Modi justifies gutkha ban in Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the state has set an example by implementing the Prohibition Policy and banning gutkha.

Ban on tobacco products comes into force in HP

Gutka, Kheni and other tobacco products vanished from shops in Himachal Pradesh as the ban on these goods came into force in the state.

Bengal not in hurry to ban gutka

Albeit 14 states have banned `gutka`, a tobacco-laced chewing mix, West Bengal, with 21.9 %of its population addicted to it,is in no hurry to ban it.

Maharashtra: HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala

In a victory for the state government and the anti-tobacco activists, the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld the ban on gutka and pan masala -- both flavoured tobacco products -- in Maharashtra.

Gutka worth Rs 2.5 lakh seized on day-one of ban in Gujarat

Gutka worth Rs 2.5 lakh was on Tuesday seized by the state Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) on day-one of the ban.

Punjab bans gutka, pan masala

Punjab Monday ordered a complete ban on the sale, storage, manufacture and distribution of tobacco-based products in the state.

J&K to step up measures to control tobacco consumption

Jammu and Kashmir Government is mulling to set up a committee to monitor to control the tobacco consumption.

Goa CM Parrikar too was hooked onto gutka

Manohar Parrikar said the government was looking at legal options to stop the manufacturers of `Goa gutka`.