The death rate on account of gutka or paan masala and other tobacco products is much more than that on account of the pandemic, the court said.
The State banning tobacco products in Telangana is in the larger interest of human life and are reasonable restrictions, the HC said.
A workshop on ‘Tobacco Control among Youth in Odisha’ was jointly organised by the Sambalpur University (SU) and Maharashtra-based NGO SBMS on Saturday.
While Railway officials confirmed that it is not mandatory to scan the parcels sent through its network, they said the RPF is conducting regular checks to prevent the transportation of banned materials.
The tobacco products were kept in sacks at a shop at Allapra and a godown at Palakattuthazham, for selling them among migrant workers, said the police.
Although various interventions and policies have helped reduce the tobacco use, the author said, those do not focus on gender dimensions.
As contract farming is a key feature in the new farm laws, the tobacco growers fear that the government will strongly support and introduce it in the FCV cultivation soon.
With the railway resuming service of more trains and Deepavali round the corner, the CIS and CPDS are on high alert to ensure that tobacco smugglers do not take advantage of the festival rush.
The Union health ministry has set up an expert group to review the taxation policy for tobacco products, taking into account its implications on public health.
In an open letter, NOTE president Dr Shekhar Salkar had said that the actor should withdraw from "surrogate" paan masala advertisements and support the cause of the anti-tobacco movement.
The report also stated that ground-level implementation of tobacco control is lacking in these states, and needs to be improved.
The 123-day long tobacco auctions by the Tobacco Board concluded on Monday and stock worth Rs 1,004.45 crore were sold through these auctions.
It’s been eight years since gutkha and paan masala were banned in Tamil Nadu. But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy them anymore.
Shops that sell banned tobacco products like gutka and paan will be sealed if they don’t stop selling them even after notice is served and fine is levied, said Health Minister Ma Subramanian.
Searches were also conducted on the premises of dealers and raw material suppliers in Chandigarh, Kurukshetra and Sonipat.