Tag: india

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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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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