Pandemic saw rise in cigarette smuggling

Cigarettes were among the most sought-after products smuggled into India during the coronavirus pandemic.

published on : 12th December 2021

Banned cigarettes worth over Rs 54 lakh seized in  Maharashtra's Ulhasnagar; one arrested

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a general storeThane and seized a stock of banned cigarettes, senior inspector Krishna Kokni of the Crime Branch Unit I of the city police said.

published on : 9th October 2021

Banned tobacco products worth Rs 97 L seized in 48 hrs

The special drive was carried out on the directions of DGP Gautam Sawang. 

published on : 15th June 2021

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