The Rajasthan government declared a ban on several kinds of ‘paan’ siting their ill effects on health. The paan masalas containing ingredients like tobacco, nicotine, magnisium carbonate and mineral oil will no longer be in use in the state. The move has been made in order to control addiction to these harmful substances among the youth in the state. Substance Abuse and Dependence has immense negative psychological effects. The move is much needed and welcome but measures must also be taken to prevent illegal transactions of these substances.
- 3 Oct 2019