Many states of India have banned the sale, manufacture, distribution and storage of gutka and all its variants. Gutka is banned under the provision to ban any food product containing harmful adulterants in the centrally enacted Food Safety and Regulation Act. This ban is enforced by the state Public Health Ministry, the State Food and Drug Administration and the local police. Gutka should be banned because cheating of gutka may cause a number of diseases. It may cause throat and lung cancer, discolours teeth and damages the digestive and nervous system.