- By VoTV India
- August 26, 2012
- gutka ban in India , gutka ban in Indian states , gutka ban states in India , Gutka pan masala ban , gutkha a silent killer , gutkha addiction , nicotine addiction , smokeless tobacco , tobacco addiction in India , tobacco ban in India , tobacco control in India , tobacco industry in India
Dr Vijayanand Reddy with support from the Regional Cancer Centre of Hyderabad organized a VoTV event on 22nd August 2012 in Hyderabad.
Dr Kishore Mongaluru from the World Health Organization, Mr. Pravin Prakash, FDA Commissioner attended the event.
VoTV members (cancer patients) and their families shared their agony about how gutka and pan masala usage addiction had caused oral cancer and great suffering for the entire family. FDA assured support to the VOTV patrons for the gutka ban.
- By VoTV India
- December 13, 2011
- cigarette industry , cigarette smoking , gutka ban in India , Gutka pan masala ban , gutkha a silent killer , gutkha addiction , tobacco addiction in India , tobacco ban in India , tobacco control in India , tobacco industry in India
In an exclusive breaking news New X Channel exposed the alleged Government – Tobacco Nexus, the nexus that is costing the lives of India’s most vulnerable, the poor and the country’s youth. Even after 2 years the Govt notified the pictorial warnings to be used on cigarette and gutka packets, the tobacco companies are still dragging their feet on the issue. The deadline for implementing the order expired on 1st December. Devendra Singh, the cancer patient associated with the Voices of Tobacco Victims campaign was live on TV as the painful experiences of the oral cancer victims and the importance of pack warnings. The scientific and statistical inputs were given by Voluntary Health Association of India.
Kindly click on the link below to watch the story telecasted: