Mizoram government has imposed a blanket ban on sale of gutka, paan masala and zarda paan in the state.
Haryana government has prohibited manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of guthka and paan masala containing tobacco or nicotine as ingredients from Wednesday and said violation of these orders would be punishable.
The Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act 2006, enacted by the Centre, prohibits the sale and manufacture of products which are injurious to health.
Himachal Pradesh government on Friday announced a ban on the manufacture and sale of gutka and paan masala containing tobacco.
The Maharashtra government announced a ban on the production, sale, distribution and storage of gutkha and paan masala in the state.
The Bihar government imposed a ban on the manufacture, sale and storage of gutka and paan masala in the state.
Chewing tobacco, like gutka and paan masala, has been included among banned "food products" in the government`s new food safety guidelines.
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