Chandy requests PM to impose country-wide ban on gutkha

  • abhishek
  • 2 Years ago
  • 0  Comments
  • 64  Views
  • (0)
  • story
Chandy requests PM to impose country-wide ban on gutkha

Related Stories

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting for a country-wide ban on gutkha.

Chandy has requested the prime minister to "ban gutkha products containing tobacco and nicotine in all the states of the country".

"By doing so, India will not only be able to save millions of children and youths - our productive resources of the future - but also send a clear signal of our commitment to public health," Chandy wrote in his letter to the prime minister Sunday.

Gutkha is banned in 14 states of India and the union territory of Chandigarh. Kerala has banned pan masala and gutkha containing tobacco under the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulation, 2011.

Chandy said: "This is a momentous achievement as we have successfully crossed the half-way mark, and have only 14 more states and six union territories to address."

Paul Sebastian, vice-chairman, Tobacco Free Kerala, welcomed the chief minister's efforts to curb and control the use of tobacco products in the state.

"Everyday I come across scores of patients suffering from various types of cancers due to tobacco use," said Sebastian, director of the regional cancer centre here.

Directors of 12 other regional cancer centres, and the heads of Indian Dental Association and Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, have also made individual appeals to the prime minister and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to ban gutkha in all states.

(For updates you can share with your friends, follow Taaza News on Facebook, Twitter and Google+)

Source  news.taaza.com
Tags       ban country

Related News

Chandy to take up report on Western Ghats with PM

Chandy to take up report on Western Ghats with PM Chandy to take up report on Western Ghats with PM

news.taaza.com: (8 Months ago)

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said he will take up the G.Kasturirangan committee report about the ecology of the Western Ghats with Prime Minister Manmohan Sing... Read more

Submitted by: nitin

Kerala cabinet reshuffle after LS polls: Chandy

Kerala cabinet reshuffle after LS polls: Chandy Kerala cabinet reshuffle after LS polls: Chandy

news.taaza.com: (6 Months ago)

Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet will sport a new look after the Lok Sabha polls, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday. Chandy, who was talking with reporters about poll ... Read more

Submitted by: vinod

We have to respect Saudi labour laws: Chandy

We have to respect Saudi labour laws: Chandy We have to respect Saudi labour laws: Chandy

news.taaza.com: (1 Year ago)

Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday told the state assembly that the concerns of Kerala on the strict implementation of the new labour policy in Saudi Arabia were b... Read more

Submitted by: soumya

Are you okay, President and PM ask Chandy

Are you okay, President and PM ask Chandy Are you okay, President and PM ask Chandy

news.taaza.com: (10 Months ago)

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, a day after he was attacked and injured by suspecte... Read more

Submitted by: isuri

Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products

Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco produc...

news.taaza.com: (2 Years ago)

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought help from his counterpart in Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa to see that smuggling of tobacco products from either state do... Read more

Submitted by: renu

Left calls for Kerala shutdown to demand Chandy quit

Left calls for Kerala shutdown to demand Chandy quit Left calls for Kerala shutdown to demand Chandy quit

news.taaza.com: (1 Year ago)

Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Kerala's opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) has called for a state-wide shutdown Wednesday to press its demand for resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, w... Read more

Submitted by: ajay

Chandy gifts carved elephant to Prince Charles on b'day

Chandy gifts carved elephant to Prince Charles on b'day Chandy gifts carved elephant to Prince Charles on b'day

news.taaza.com: (10 Months ago)

Kumarakom (Kerala), Nov 14 (IANS) Birthday boy Prince Charles was gifted an exquisitely carved wooden elephant on his 65th birthday Thursday by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. He met Prince Cha... Read more

Submitted by: suraj

Chandy bags UN award for mass contact programme

Chandy bags UN award for mass contact programme Chandy bags UN award for mass contact programme

news.taaza.com: (1 Year ago)

Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has won the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for his mass contact programme initiative, an official release said W... Read more

Submitted by: nitin



Taaza News Subcategories

 

Subscribe to the Latest headlines

 News  Lifestyle  Technology
 Sports  Entertainment

Frequency: