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Updated on: Friday, September 24, 2021, 09:00 AM IST

Anti-tobacco group appeals to Amitabh Bachchan to shun ads promoting Paan Masala brands

NOTE president Dr Shekhar Salkar said in an open letter that the actor should withdraw from "surrogate" Paan Masala ads
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Amitabh Bachchan | Photo by ANI

Amitabh Bachchan | Photo by ANI

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Panaji: The National Organization for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE), an NGO, on Thursday appealed actor Amitabh Bachchan not to be part of advertisements which promote Paan Masala brands.

NOTE president Dr Shekhar Salkar said in an open letter that the actor should withdraw from "surrogate" Paan Masala (scented tobacco mix) advertisements and support the cause of anti-tobacco movement.

Medical research has shown that tobacco and Paan Masala consumption aggravates the risk of cancer, heart ailments and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, he said.

The actor's spokespersons were not available for comment.

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Published on: Friday, September 24, 2021, 09:00 AM IST
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