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Smokeless Tobacco Association (STA)
The smokeless tobacco association was formed in the year 2007 (under the societies registration act) to safeguard and promote the business operating under this category.
The rules and regulations are constituted by the managing committee of the STA with the assistance of The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing & Processing Co-operative Limited, All India Katha Factories Association and other organizations including Tobacco Workers Association and Employees Unions across the country. Many Vikreta Associations also joined us in this collective action to provide quality smokeless tobacco products in response to consumer demand in the markets..
Smokeless Tobacco – Health Effects
Comparison of Employment - Smokeless tobacco provides 3 times more employment than the cigarettes and Promotes the SWADESHI COMPANIES
Smokeless tobacco products differ in their composition and chemical profile , but they all contain nicotine , which is an addictive substance. (Ref Sumamry of WHO IARC Monograph Vol 89, 2007 page 363)
Doctors' views upon Smoking & Smokeless tobacco harms ?
In Poland, only 1% of men and 0.1% women use smokeless tobacco but still about 20.83 deaths out of 1 Lac population are caused due to tobacco generated cancer (excluding lung cancer).
Whereas in India, 33% man and 18% women use smokeless tobacco, however the number of deaths due to tobacco generated cancer is 11.93 per 1 Lac..
Tobacco is not harmful unless it is burned
According to Robert E. Marx, DDS. Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. University of Miami School of Medicine alongwith Dr. Diane Stern, DDS, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery says - “Electrophilic chemicals which damage DNA are produced when tobacco is burned”.(Page 286,Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology written by Robert.E.Marx & Dr. Diane Stern )
Therefore epoxide of tobacco tar produced on burning of tobacco is the cause of carcinogenic (cause of cancer) and not Nicotine ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigarette#Cigarette#litter)
It is wrong to blame the smokeless tobacco as the cause of mouth cancer.
1. There were related cases of mouth and Oropharynx cancer which occurred in elderly persons who had been smoking and consuming liquor for long time.
However, now in modern time the cases of mouth cancer are increasing in Young generation who even do not consume smokeless tobacco but indulge in unnatural sex which leads to diseases like HPV.
2. Regional Cancer Centre at ThiruvananthaPuram, has stated that due to lack of intake of green and yellow vegetables, Smoking, alcohol, tobacco overdose, early marriage, sexual relations with multiple partners, high consumption of fatty substances, physical hygiene and are also the leading cause of cancer.
Ban on Gutka Unjust
We do not think that it is a sound approach to ban one form of tobacco consumption without any scientific assessment. It is vital that any regulation on smokeless tobacco takes into account the relative harmfulness of smoking tobacco which is combustible and where pharmacological impact is ignited with inhaling by lungs. Given that health authorities have raised concerns on both smoking and non-smoking forms of tobacco consumption, a blanket ban on Gutka will tantamount to stimulating shifts to smoking. It will end up suggesting that smoking form of tobacco is less harmful which cannot be the intention of any regulation with vast scientific evidence against smoking.
WAR IS SAME RULES ARE SAME ...!!!
Surprisingly, what used to happen 200 years back in 1812 is still happening in 2012 in India.
Yester years it was East India company and today it is the foreign companies with vested interests have planned to crush down the domestic businesses in India.