Maharashtra state prepares to ban smokeless tobacco use in public places from AugustBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4849 (Published 25 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4849
- Sanjeet Bagcchi
Maharashtra will become the first state in India to ban the use of smokeless tobacco in public places when a new regulation comes into force on 1 August.
Smoking in public places is already prohibited in India. However, the Maharashtra government is also banning the use of smokeless tobacco products in public places, including auditoriums, hospital buildings, railway waiting rooms, amusement …