New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday banned the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco in Delhi for one year. The ban includes all kinds of ‘khaini’, ‘zarda’, ‘gutka’ and ‘pan masala’. All unpackaged products of chewable tobacco are also included in the ban.
The notification on the ban was issued by the Department of Food Safety on Thursday.
The notification stated that “the manufacture, storage, distribution, or sale of tobacco which is either flavoured, scented or mixed… and whether going by the name or form of gutka, pan, masala, flavoured/scented tobacco, kharra, or otherwise… whether packaged or unpackaged and/or sold as one product, or though packaged as separate products, sold or distributed in such manner so as to easily facilitate mixing by the consumer,” is prohibited for a period of one year.