AIMAN INAM NEW YORK: It has been revealed that gutka is available in every hook and nook here in Pakistan. It is pertinent to mention here that around 10 million gutka aficionados consume this poison all across the country. A new study reveals that chew-able tobacco products such as tobacco leaves, pan masala, and gutka contain a few sorts of microbes that could boost the danger of having tumor, lung infections, diarrhea and vomiting. It has been learnt that such chewable products are rich in bacillus licheniformis and bacillus pumilus, a bacteria species that could trigger lungs irritation and other harmful infections. “Some species have been identified as causative agents in spice-related outbreaks of diarrhoea and vomiting. Additionally, they produce a mild toxin which, in large quantities could cause illness,” lamented researcher and microbiologist Steven Foley from the National Centre for Toxicological Research, US Food and Drug Administration. So as to permit nicotine to go through the bloodstream, people keep these products in their mouths and hence membranes stay in the mouth for long hours and spread infections. Besides, people can come out with gingivitis and other oral health troubles that are triggered by these tobacco products. Foley concluded in the paper published
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