Dont’ consume or spit tobacco products: ICMR

By: |
April 5, 2020 12:04 AM

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) appealed to the people on Saturday not to consume and spit smokeless tobacco in public places.

"The aim is to make COTPA more effective and more inclined to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) guidelines," the official said.The total cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic climbed to 3,072 in the country.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) appealed to the people on Saturday not to consume and spit smokeless tobacco in public places. The apex health research body said chewing smokeless tobacco products (gutka, pan masala with tobacco, pan and other chewing tobacco products) and areca nut (supari) increases the production of saliva, followed by a very strong urge to spit.

“Spitting in public places could enhance the spread of the COVID19 virus,” the ICMR said. “In view of the increasing danger of COVID-19 pandemic, it is an appeal to the general public to refrain from consuming the smokeless tobacco products and spitting in public places during the COVID epidemic.”

The total cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic climbed to 3,072 in the country on Saturday after a record jump in infections in the past 24 hours, while 13 new fatalities took the death toll to 75, the Union Health Ministry said.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Another corona wave in Maharashtra? State reports over 8,000 Covid cases on fourth day in a row
2Amravati extends corona lockdown for a week, restrictions imposed in Nagpur, Yavatmal
3COVID-19: 243 new cases, three more fatalities recorded in Delhi