The Centre has directed Meghalaya and two other states in the North East region to impose ban on all forms of processed/flavoured smokeless tobacco to save people from oral cancer, an official said today.
The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.
Aiming to make college campuses tobacco free, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to ban the sale of tobacco products within a 100-metre radius of these institutions, an official release said.
Students of Gauhati University and premier Cotton College here have collaborated to promote self ban on use of tobacco products and stop their sale within and near educational institutions.
With 14 state governments banning gutkha, an association working for the welfare of smokeless tobacco growers has termed the ban as "discriminatory", saying cigarettes and beedis were still being sold
A blanket ban on manufacturing, sale, storage and display of all gutka products in the national capital came into effect from Thursday.
The city government was asked on Wednesday by the Delhi High Court to examine and decide in two weeks a plea to ban the sale of tobacco products.
Consumption of tobacco in the holy town of Sikhs may lead to paying of penalty on the spot.
Himachal Pradesh government on Friday announced a ban on the manufacture and sale of gutka and paan masala containing tobacco.
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