Smugglers earn Rs 50 lakh per week for illicit tobacco sale in Ernakulam district

In a major haul, the rural police busted a racket involved in smuggling tobacco products at Angamaly and arrested two persons.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Farmer federation seeks price parity between cigarettes and other tobacco products 

The above situation is stressing the farm community as consumers shift to smuggled cigarettes that do not use domestic tobacco, FAIFA Vice President.

published on : 20th January 2022

Food adulterators move shop to city outskirts amid intense crackdown

Several units involved in spurious food products manufacturing have been busted on the outskirts of Cuttack city.

published on : 17th January 2022

BJP's GVL Narasimha Rao elected member of Tobacco Board from Rajya Sabha

Responding to his election, Narasimha Rao thanked the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and its members.

published on : 15th January 2022

Tax tobacco heavily, youngsters tell PM Modi, FM Sitharaman

“Tobacco use not only harms our health but is also a threat to the health of our friends and family.

published on : 12th January 2022

Karnataka HC junks petitions against laws levying GST on tobacco

The petitioners have also questioned Section 136 of the Finance Act, 2001, which enables the authorities to levy National Calamity Contingency Duty on tobacco and tobacco products.

published on : 9th January 2022

Erode: Man uses minor daughter to sell banned tobacco hidden in biscuit packets, held

The incident came to light when police intercepted Chandrasekar who was riding a two-wheeler with the girl on the pillion holding a bag load of biscuits.

published on : 25th December 2021

Court stays action against pan masala company for indirect tobacco ads

DGHS claimed that in 2005, rules were laid down to ban the advertisement of tobacco products but the company carried out a surrogate ad campaign.

published on : 18th December 2021

Boxes of seized tobacco stolen from sealed house in Madurai

Police said the officials had conducted a search at a house in Bharathiar 3rd Street in SS Colony August 22, 2020 based on a tip off.

published on : 16th December 2021

Increase duty on tobacco to deter consumption: Activists

According to the group, increasing excise on all tobacco products can be a very effective policy measure to address the immediate need to raise revenue by the Centre.

published on : 9th December 2021

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
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