MP minister's tweet on air shipping of Nehru's cigarettes decades ago triggers row

The controversial tweet was posted by Vishvas Sarang, the Minister for Medical Education and Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief on Tuesday.

published on : 3rd March 2021

Smoking is injurious to health: 88% Indians back tougher laws

Voluntary Organisation in Interest of Consumer Education (Consumer VOICE), a New Delhi-based NGO, conducted the survey covering a sample pool of 1,476 people aged above 18. 

published on : 15th February 2021

No proposal to raise excise duty on cigarettes, 'beedis': MoS Finance Anurag Thakur

Finance Ministry data showed that the overall GST collection from these products, including cess, during FY 2019-20 was Rs 53,540 crore and excise collection Rs 1,610 crore.

published on : 9th February 2021

Imported cigarettes seized in bulk from flyers at Bengaluru airport

Under Customs regulations, one passenger can bring only a maximum of 100 cigarette sticks.

published on : 23rd January 2021

CTF sleuths seize cigarettes worth Rs 52 lakh in Vijayawada

According to the CTF officials, Brahma Reddy has been working as a driver in a transport company SR Logistics South India Group at the Iron Yard for the past one year.

published on : 18th January 2021

Ban on smoking at workplaces difficult to implement

While anti-smoking efforts are commendable, they need to take into account the dependency of a smoker.

published on : 28th October 2020

South Africa ends ban on cigarettes, but smuggling may stay

South Africa imposed an unprecedented ban to prevent respiratory problems associated with COVID-19, but few smokers were deterred, thanks to the thriving illegal market.

published on : 28th August 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

PIL by hospital seeks Rs 10 crore penalty on actor Vijay for posing with cigarette in 'Sarkar' poster

Actor’s appearance is in violation of the Act that prohibits advertisement of tobacco products, says petitioner.

published on : 10th July 2018

Madras HC moves against actor Vijay, Sun Pictures over posing with cigarette on 'Sarkar' poster

The litigation comes days after the state government directed Vijay, the producer and director of the film "Sarkar" to withdraw the promotional poster, released recently.

published on : 9th July 2018

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

Delhi government tells Philip Morris, ITC, other tobacco companies to remove all ads

The state government has warned the tobacco companies that legal action will be taken against them if they do not remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city.

published on : 23rd July 2017
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