publication . Article . 2018

How effective is gutka (a smokeless tobacco) ban in West Bengal, India? A case study

Nirmalya Mukherjee; Biswajit Pal; Somenath Ghosh; Sonu Goel; Pranay Lal;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Tobacco Induced Diseases (issn: 1617-9625, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: European Publishing
Abstract
Background Under the India's food legislation, adding tobacco or nicotine to anything that is consumed is prohibited, following this in May 2014, the Ministry of Health announced a ban on the sale of gutka, a popular packaged mixture comprising betelnut, condiment, lime and tobacco mixture. We conducted a compliance of the ban on gutka in the state of West Bengal, which has a tobacco use prevalence of 15% adults using smokeless tobacco (or more than 9 million people). Methods Three districts were selected purposively for the study. In every district, district headquarter i.e. municipality selected purposively while two Blocks were selected randomly. Based on pop...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: WCTOH, Diseases of the respiratory system, RC705-779, Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, RC254-282, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Medicine (miscellaneous), Health(social science), Environmental health, Gutka, Smokeless tobacco, Medicine, business.industry, business, BENGAL
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