Tag: india

Trading rights under threat

Trading rights under threat

| January 30, 2018

India has said that a move to take away the tobacco industry’s right to trade is not aimed at banning tobacco, but when the government moved against alcohol in this way, two states did ban alcohol.

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Looking to quit

Looking to quit

| January 16, 2018

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

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Warnings case to continue

Warnings case to continue

| January 10, 2018

The battle over India’s 85 percent tobacco-products health-warnings, which has been fought on and off since 2014, is due to be resumed in March.

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Small retailers cry foul

Small retailers cry foul

| December 22, 2017

India’s small-scale retailers believe that their bigger rivals are working with anti-tobacco activists to take their customers.

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Huge warnings struck down

Huge warnings struck down

| December 18, 2017

The passage into law of India’s regulations requiring 85-percent tobacco-packaging warnings was convoluted, and now these warnings have been struck down by a court.

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Limiting contacts in India

Limiting contacts in India

| December 12, 2017

Meetings between government employees in Tamil Nadu and representatives of the tobacco industry are to be more closely scrutinized in the future.

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Tobacco use down in India

Tobacco use down in India

| November 27, 2017

Smoking, tobacco chewing and tobacco use in general have all gone down in India since 2009-2010, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey.

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India wants an end to ENDS

India wants an end to ENDS

| November 23, 2017

An expert group in India says that any form of nicotine use is hazardous and that, therefore, the use of electronic nicotine-delivery systems should be banned.

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Smokeless ban struck down

Smokeless ban struck down

| November 1, 2017

A proposed ban on smokeless tobacco in Assam, India, under which violators would have faced a minimum of three years in prison, has been thrown out by a court.

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Tobacco losing out in India

Tobacco losing out in India

| October 10, 2017

Tobacco is starting to lose its allure in some areas of India, where high prices are being offered for Bengal gram, a crop that is relatively easy to produce.

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Flue-cured prices up sharply

Flue-cured prices up sharply

| September 27, 2017

Flue-cured sales in India have become a year-round activity as those in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka overlap in March and September.

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Cigarette butts a resource

Cigarette butts a resource

| September 26, 2017

Most tobacco smokers will have observed that their smoke tends to deter annoying insects, and now it seems cigarette-butt extracts can be used to reduce mosquito populations.

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Tobacco travel ban

Tobacco travel ban

| September 19, 2017

Passengers are to be frisked at Metro stations in Lucknow, India, to prevent them from taking tobacco products on to trains.

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Bans counter-productive

Bans counter-productive

| September 4, 2017

It seems that India could be edging toward a ban on electronic cigarettes without examining all the evidence.

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Lives versus livelihoods

Lives versus livelihoods

| August 30, 2017

Tobacco smoking costs lives, but the tobacco industry provides livelihoods, and for an especially-large number of people in India. So how do you weigh lives against livelihoods?

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Smoke-free in Kashmir

Smoke-free in Kashmir

| August 21, 2017

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been declared a tobacco-free zone, but it is not clear exactly what that means.

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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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