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Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, a head and neck cancer surgeon from Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital has been a vociferous critic of tobacco use. The surgeon played a crucial role in Maharashtra’s gutkha ban and pushing the Centre to print gory pictorial warnings on cigarette packets. Dr. Chaturvedi talks to The Hindu about why the Centre’s move to ban Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices (ENDS) was essential, and his concerns about the government’s failure to curb tobacco usage through smoking and chewing. [...]