Bengal Bans Gutkha-Pan masala: Pan masala-gutkha banned in West Bengal for 1 year from November 7.

This pan masala, gutkha ban imposed by the Government of West Bengal will be effective from November 7 for the next one year. This has been said in the government order. According to the notification issued by the State Health Ministry, this decision has been taken keeping in mind the health of the common people.

The Bengal government imposed a ban on the sale and production of Pan Masala and Gutkha for 1 year.

The West Bengal government on Tuesday banned the manufacture and sale of pan masala and gutkha for one year. This ban imposed by the state government will be effective from November 7 for the next one year. This has been said in the government order. According to the notification issued by the State Health Ministry, this decision has been taken keeping in mind the health of the common people.

The Mamata Banerjee government had banned gutkha, paan and other tobacco products for the first time in the year 2019. Now from 7 November 2021 to 6 November 2022, there will be a ban on the manufacture, storage and distribution of tobacco and nicotine (gutkha, pan masala) as ingredients in any food product of the state of West Bengal.

Action will be taken under the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, now it is a legal offense to find tobacco and nicotine in gutkha and pan masala. Action will be taken against any person who manufactures, stores and sells tobacco and nicotine-containing food items under the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.

There is also a ban on production, storage, distribution and sale.

Be aware that there will be a ban on manufacturing along with shops and warehouses. This directive will be effective from November 7. It has been said in the instructions that tobacco products including gutkha, paan-masala are very injurious to health. Tobacco substances contain a high amount of nicotine, which is very harmful to health. The guidelines state that the sale of gutka and various spices containing nicotine or tobacco products which are harmful to the human body will be banned in the state for the next one year. Gutka and pan masala cannot be produced, stored, distributed and sold during this period.

The ban was first imposed on April 23, 2013.

Bengal Bans Gutkha-Pan masala: Pan masala-gutkha banned in West Bengal for 1 year from November 7.
Bengal Bans Gutkha-Pan masala: Pan masala-gutkha banned in West Bengal for 1 year from November 7.

Let us tell you that gutkha and pan masala were first banned in the state on April 23, 2013, since then the ban is being extended for one year each. Doctors say that due to the addiction of all these things, the number of cancer patients is increasing. They want it to be banned forever. Guidelines have been sent to various municipalities including Kolkata, Kolkata Police, Superintendent of Police, District Magistrate and Chief Health Officer to increase the restrictions. Many people are seen eating gutkha or pan masala on the streets and spitting everywhere. According to experts, corona infection spreads through saliva or saliva. It can contain not only covid but also various viruses. Due to this there is a risk of increasing infection.

Haryana had also imposed a ban.

Earlier in September, the ban on gutkha and pan masala in Haryana was extended for one more year. In Haryana, there will be a ban on the manufacture, storage and distribution of gutkha and pan masala for one year. These orders were issued to all the deputy commissioners of the state, all superintendents of police, all civil surgeons, all designated officers and all food and security officers.

Last year in Delhi too, tobacco and tobacco products were completely banned. The Delhi government had included chewing tobacco and its products under the purview of banned products.

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