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I have documents! The man making this surreal music who should have been facing it instead must have hired a truck to get his mountain of paper to the studio He produced documents for everything Bet he could even have produced your credit card record and horoscope Maybe minetoo But mostlySanjay BechanExecutive Director of the Smokeless Tobacco Federation of Indiawas bursting with data about gutka and cigarettes He needed the security blanketfacing an issue which has been smouldering since 2003when the government joined battle with Big Tobacco by banning sales to minors IBNLives Face the Nation focused on the latest skirmish in this extended conflictwhich is over gutka Madhya PradeshKeralaBiharRajasthan and Goa banned the sale of gutka earlier this year NowMaharashtra has banned it along with pan masalaand Himachal Pradesh is expected to follow suit The battle against tobacco is desperately important in Indiawhich faces a public health disaster But the opening questions of this programmepegged on the news that a village in Noida had imposed fines for selling and consuming gutkawere the least important: would banning gutka promote a black market and clandestine imports from permissive statesand is gutka being unfairly demonised to favour the cigarette industry Four-fifths of the guests were pro-ban – Amal Pushpdirector of the National Tobacco Control ProgrammeDr Srinath Reddypresident of the Public Health Foundation of IndiaMadhya Pradesh Food Commissioner Ashwini Kumar and Naveen Khannawho suffers from oral cancer induced by gutka The other fifthBechangave no quarterwaving his documents in everyones face like flimsy battle standards It was only halfway into the programme that the rest lost their patience and said it like it is Actuallythe law banning gutka is pan-Indian If it were enforced by all statesthere would be no black market because gutka would cease to exist And gutka is not being unfairly targeted to distract attention from cigaretteswhich have been in the crosshairs since 1975 Gutka has been hit first because its use is growing faster than that of cigarettes It is used by new converts who cannot afford to smoke or cannot afford to be seen smoking And it is easier to hit than cigarettesbeing susceptible to laws which prohibit the use of tobacco in food Helpfullythe courts have ruled that gutka is a food since it is ingested If they are to survive their clientelegutka manufacturers need a more sophisticated advocate than the cheap-shooting Bechan And Ghoshs show needed a real advocate An ambulance-chasing one Globallytobacco companies have been curbed not only by lawmaking but by lawsuits filed by victims The industry has lost hundreds of billions since the first cases were filed in the 1950s It now faces six massive class action suits in Canada and Australia I look forward to the day when Indian victims find public interest groups to sue on their behalf and make the meretricious arguments of the industrys Bechans redundant By nowyou probably imagine that Im part of the new wellness Taliban Not so I began my ongoing affair with nicotine at the age of 14 But the impact of tobacco on public health is so obvious that even a user should have the sense to reject the sophistry of the industrys lobbyists and their mountains of paper [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: August 10 2017 10:03 am Bareilly Ki Barfi star Ayushmann Khurrana feels Dance Plus has revolutionised the dance norms in the country Related News Actor Ayushmann Khurrana feels actor-dancer Raghav Juyal who hosts popular dance reality show “Dance Plus Season 3” is very spontaneous at his work and has changed the norms of traditional anchoring Ayushmann along with actors Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao will be seen promoting the forthcoming film “Bareilly Ki Barfi” in the show “‘Dance +’ has revolutionised the dance norms in the country I am amazed to see the kind of talent makers have managed to get on board from different corners of our nation and who better than Super Judge Remo D’Souza nurturing them” Ayushmann said in a statement “But the best part of the show for me is Raghav I love his comic timing and spontaneity The way he manages to lighten up the mood and brings everything in lighter space “He has truly changed the norms of traditional anchoring Being a host he acts really well and is always up for an impromptu dance jig leaving everyone spell bound” he added? legislature and the said group". Cameron wrote. He injured his left cheekbone and eyelid,” said Smith in the post-match press conference at Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday.” Bank-Chor is a comic-caper.

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