[Coronavirus] ICMR appeals to refrain from consuming smokeless products and spitting in public places during COVID-19 pandemic

Chewing Smokeless Tobacco products (Gutkha, Paan masala with tobacco, Paan 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.

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.


Indian Council of Medical Research

 

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