Tag: india

BEST knows best

BEST knows best

| August 16, 2017

In what some would see as an unwarranted interference with personal freedoms, an Indian company is apparently trying to encourage and force its customers and employees to quit tobacco.

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E-cig ban opposed

E-cig ban opposed

| August 8, 2017

Given that 160 countries signed up to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control do not ban electronic cigarettes, the question arises as to why should India do so.

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Tobacco hospitals opposed

Tobacco hospitals opposed

| July 12, 2017

The idea that tobacco companies should become involved in hospitals was always going to run into opposition. What next? Tobacco schools?

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‘Positive’ tax

‘Positive’ tax

| July 4, 2017

India’s new goods and services tax will benefit cigarette companies, says equity research analyst.

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Tobacco use falls in India

Tobacco use falls in India

| June 13, 2017

While the incidence of tobacco use in India has fallen significantly during the past seven years, the country still has about 267,000,000 users.

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India’s auctions opened

India’s auctions opened

| May 24, 2017

Following a government announcement, representatives of international companies will be able to operate directly on India’s flue-cured tobacco auctions, rather than through local partners.

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Good prices in Andhra

Good prices in Andhra

| May 15, 2017

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh have so far this season received good average prices for their leaf, which is part of a short crop.

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Illegal trade up 90 percent

Illegal trade up 90 percent

| May 9, 2017

The Indian government’s strategy of increasing taxes on cigarettes to reduce smoking is feeding demand for illicit cigarettes; the presence of which on the market is undermining that strategy.

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Elusive potential

Elusive potential

| May 1, 2017

India’s promise is likely to remain where it has been for a long time—on the horizon.

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Tobacco Board under fire

Tobacco Board under fire

| April 24, 2017

In having to decide on flue-cured tobacco crop sizes, India’s Tobacco Board regularly finds itself between a rock and a hard place; as it has in setting the new Karnataka target.

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Tobacco divestments sought

Tobacco divestments sought

| April 20, 2017

A group of health experts has petitioned the High Court of Bombay in an effort to force the Indian government to divest its tobacco interests.

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Andhra Pradesh prices up

Andhra Pradesh prices up

| April 13, 2017

The shortness of the flue-cured tobacco crop in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh seems to have pushed the average grower price up to a more satisfactory level than that of last season.

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India has new health warnings

India has new health warnings

| April 5, 2017

Manufacturers in India have been required since the beginning of this month to include a new set of health warnings on their packaging.

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Andhra prices increased

Andhra prices increased

| April 4, 2017

Observers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are attributing a rise in grower prices for flue-cured leaf to the fact that the tobacco acreage was down, which seems to give the lie to the idea that prices are based on quality.

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New board director

New board director

| March 31, 2017

T. Venkatesh has assumed charge as executive director of the Tobacco Board of India.

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Looking to ‘scrape through’

Looking to ‘scrape through’

| March 17, 2017

After two years of heavy losses, tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are simply looking to ‘scrape through’ this year’s sales season.

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Commodity boards to merge

Commodity boards to merge

| February 15, 2017

The Tobacco Board looks set to be merged with four other commodity boards in India with the aim of boosting exports of tobacco, tea, coffee, rubber and spices.

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Mizoram factories closed

Mizoram factories closed

| February 14, 2017

Factories in the Indian state of Mizoram producing a local form of oral tobacco have been closed because of concerns over water pollution.

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Price down in Karnataka

Price down in Karnataka

| February 14, 2017

A story reporting a decline in the average flue-cured tobacco price in the Indian state of Karnataka gave no reason why the decline had occurred.

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Bidi packs undergo “face-lift” to attract smokers

Bidi packs undergo “face-lift” to attract smokers

| June 12, 2015

A number of bidi makers in India have introduced their products in sleek new packaging with filters, exotic flavors and organic ingredients in an effort to attract urban smokers searching for a cheaper alternative in light of a recent rise in cigarette prices, according to The Economic Times. The traditional hand-rolled “cigarettes” wrapped in tendu […]

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