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Haryana banned manufacture, storage, sale of gutka, pan masala in the state

Sep 9, 2015 10:10 IST

Haryana GovernmentHaryana Government in first week of September 2015 issued a complete ban on manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of gutka, pan masala, flavoured or scented tobacco, kharra and other similar products containing tobacco. The decision was taken in interest of public health.

The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) issued notification in this regard. The notice prohibits the sale and purchase of tobacco products for one year starting from 3 September 2015.

The ban also  includes mix of other ingredients containing tobacco such as heavy metals, anti-caking agents except to the extent of specifically permitted as ingredients, silver leaf, binders, flavours, scents, fragrances, prohibited chemicals or any one of these ingredients.

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