World No Tobacco Day 2020: Smokeless tobacco products contain more nicotine than cigarettes, increase risk of stroke
Smokeless tobacco is found in paan masala, gutkha, khaini, zarda and other such products.
The FIR was lodged last week on the complaint of Tobacco Control Cell of Delhi government.
The Delhi High Court today sought response of city government on a plea of manufacturers against ban on sale of chewable tobacco in the national capital from March 30.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday justified his government's decision to ban sale of chewable tobacco items in the national capital saying it was beneficial in long run even, but said warnings on the cigarette packets had little effect on those who consume it.
Government said it is working out details for increasing the size of pictorial warning on tobacco products from the present 40-85% after the date for its implantation was "extended", an issue which sparked a major row.
Beginning on Monday, sale, purchase, storage and manufacturing of all forms of chewable tobacco including 'guktha' and pan masala containing tobacco is banned in the national capital.
Maharashtra government today extended the ban on gutkha and pan masala across the state by another year
A group of cancer survivors is helping fight the battle against smokeless tobacco products that are responsible for making India the world capital for oral cancer cases.
A screaming advertisement in The Times of India today openly alleges that a cigarette lobby is behind the step-motherly treatment meted out to the poor cousin.
The high court dismissed a set of petitions filed by the manufacturers of gutka and pan masala challenging the ban.
The Maharashtra government had banned the sale of gutkha and paan masala twice before but it had been struck down by courts.