Who: Haryana Government
Where: In Haryana
What: Banned manufacture, storage, sale of gutka, pan masala
When: September 2015
Haryana 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.