Customs arrests 13 men for smuggling in cigarettes worth over Rs 66 lakh from Dubai

They were found to be carrying over 7.5 lakh cigarette sticks in their baggage, the customs officials said.

published on : 24th July 2020

Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 1.3 crore seized, five in the dock

Hyderabad Task Force sleuths on Friday arrested five persons for importing foreign cigarettes illegally and selling them at higher prices.

published on : 4th July 2020

DRI sleuths seize cigarettes worth Rs 3 crore in Andhra Pradesh

Upon inspection, DRI officials found that the vehicle was loaded with HDPE woven sacks containing goods stitched from the top end where the cigarettes were kept hidden under stainless steelware.

published on : 25th May 2020

Netflix, Amazon Prime flouting India's tobacco regulations: Study

The analysis showed that 70 per cent of the series depicted tobacco incidents which ranged from zero to 1652 in The Marvellous Mrs Maisel.

published on : 10th April 2020

A pack of cigarettes for Rs 300? Hyderabad shops charge a bomb during COVID-19 lockdown

A quarter bottle of liquor costs anywhere between Rs 400 to Rs 500 and a pack of cigarettes around Rs 250 to Rs 300.

published on : 27th March 2020

Legal age for smoking tobacco would be 21 years soon, COTPA amendment coming: Health Ministry

The health ministry is planning to increase the penalty for smoking at restricted areas which is currently upto Rs 200.

published on : 23rd February 2020

Jashpur is Chhattisgarh's first tobacco-free town 

The directorate of health services in Chhattisgarh after going through the observation report submitted by the survey team had certified Jashpur town as first tobacco-free in the state.

published on : 9th February 2020

Vaping likely to cause extreme difficulty in breathing, swallowing for teenagers

The co-relation came to light after a detailed analysis of the situation of a teenage girl who began to feel hoarseness in her throat and the condition got worse but had no asthma or respiratory illne

published on : 5th February 2020

Proposed increase in levies on cigarettes sends tobacco industries' stock diving

On Monday, ITC shares fell 5.09 per cent to close at Rs 207.70 on the BSE, while VST Industries and Godfrey Phillips India fell 1.48 per cent and 0.86 per cent respectively.

published on : 4th February 2020

Regulate but don't ban E-cigarettes: Traders to government

Lewis said that educating younger generation and people rural India, is one big key to remove concerns that have come up against E-cigarettes.

published on : 13th September 2019

‘Portraying women as sex objects helps booze, cigarette firms’

This was according to a study aimed at understanding the influence of women in TV commercials.

published on : 12th May 2019

Actor Vijay lands in soup for posing with cigarettes in 'Sarkar' poster

The Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control, an NGO, is planning to sue actor Vijay for posing with cigarettes in posters of his upcoming movie ‘Sarkar’.

published on : 23rd June 2018

India threatens tobacco giant Philip Morris with punitive action over alleged anti-smoking laws violation

The move was prompted by a Reuters investigation last month that revealed how Philip Morris was deploying allegedly illegal marketing tactics in India, some targeting young people.

published on : 18th August 2017

Cigarette butts may be reused to build roads

Research shows that asphalt mixed with cigarette butts can handle heavy traffic and also reduce thermal conductivity.

published on : 7th August 2017