Ban on paan masala lifted in Maharashtra
The ban on the sale of paan masala has been lifted in Maharashtra by the government. The ban on gutka will still continue.
The government has stated that there will be no ban on paan masala until a single-member committee takes a decision on the matter.
However, experts of public health have spoken against the decision as paan masala is harmful to health. Paan masala can cause serious health issues and even life threatening diseases like mouth and throat cancer.
Health experts have asked the government to reconsider its decision.
The ban was imposed on paan masala in Maharashtra in 2014.