Rajasthan govt announces ban on select categories of pan masala under Food Safety Act; becomes third such state after Maharashtra, Bihar

The Rajasthan government announced a ban on pan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured 'supari' in the state.

Press Trust of India October 03, 2019 09:46:25 IST
Rajasthan govt announces ban on select categories of pan masala under Food Safety Act; becomes third such state after Maharashtra, Bihar
  • The Rajasthan government on Wednesday announced a ban on pan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured 'supari' in the state.

  • Production, storage, distribution and sale of these products will not be allowed in the state.

  • With this, Rajasthan has become the third state after Maharashtra and Bihar to announce such a move, according to a release in Jaipur.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday announced a ban on pan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured 'supari' in the state.

"All such products will now be banned in the state under the Food Safety Act. This is an important decision taken to curb addiction among youth," Health Minister Raghu Sharma said.

Production, storage, distribution and sale of these products will not be allowed in the state.

With this, Rajasthan has become the third state after Maharashtra and Bihar to announce such a move, according to a release in Jaipur.

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