Not ready to lift ban on harmful tobacco, says Telangana HC

The death rate on account of gutka or paan masala and other tobacco products is much more than that on account of the pandemic, the court said.

published on : 1st December 2021

Telangana High Court dismisses petitions against State's ban on various tobacco products

The State banning tobacco products in Telangana is in the larger interest of human life and are reasonable restrictions, the HC said.

published on : 30th November 2021

Sambalpur University conducts workshop on tobacco control

A workshop on ‘Tobacco Control among Youth in Odisha’ was jointly organised by the Sambalpur University (SU) and Maharashtra-based NGO SBMS on Saturday.  

published on : 28th November 2021

Smugglers taking to rail route eyeing parcel service's loopholes?

While Railway officials confirmed that it is not mandatory to scan the parcels sent through its network, they said the RPF is conducting regular checks to prevent the transportation of banned materials.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Banned tobacco products seized in Kochi

The tobacco products were kept in sacks at a shop at Allapra and a godown at Palakattuthazham, for selling them among migrant workers, said the police. 

published on : 22nd November 2021

Odisha tops in smokeless tobacco use among women

Although various interventions and policies have helped reduce the tobacco use, the author said, those do not focus on gender dimensions.

published on : 12th November 2021

Farmers oppose proposed contract farming in tobacco cultivation

As contract farming is a key feature in the new farm laws, the tobacco growers fear that the government will strongly support and introduce it in the FCV cultivation soon. 

published on : 8th November 2021

RPF on alert as banned tobacco products find way into Tamil Nadu by trains

With the railway resuming service of more trains and Deepavali round the corner, the CIS and CPDS are on high alert to ensure that tobacco smugglers do not take advantage of the festival rush.

published on : 29th October 2021

Tobacco tax guidelines under lens of expert group

The Union health ministry has set up an expert group to review the taxation policy for tobacco products, taking into account its implications on public health. 

published on : 20th October 2021

Amitabh Bachchan steps down as face of paan masala brand

In an open letter, NOTE president Dr Shekhar Salkar had said that the actor should withdraw from "surrogate" paan masala advertisements and support the cause of the anti-tobacco movement.

published on : 11th October 2021

Cigarette, beedi consumption highest in Karnataka: Report

The report also stated that ground-level implementation of tobacco control is lacking in these states, and needs to be improved.

published on : 5th October 2021

Tobacco stock worth Rs 1,004.45 crore sold through auctions

The 123-day long tobacco auctions by the Tobacco Board concluded on Monday and stock worth Rs 1,004.45 crore were sold through these auctions.

published on : 1st September 2021

To ban or not to ban? Tamil Nadu needs to fix gutkha menace

It’s been eight years since gutkha and paan masala were banned in Tamil Nadu. But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy them anymore.

published on : 8th August 2021

Will seal shops that sell banned tobacco products like gutka, paan: Ma Subramanian

Shops that sell banned tobacco products like gutka and paan will be sealed if they don’t stop selling them even after notice is served and fine is levied, said Health Minister Ma Subramanian.

published on : 23rd July 2021

GST Intelligence detects Rs 25 cr tax evasion by Haryana-based tobacco maker

Searches were also conducted on the premises of dealers and raw material suppliers in Chandigarh, Kurukshetra and Sonipat.

published on : 4th July 2021
1 2 3 >