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‘Over 106 million smokers in India... potential to supplement control measures with ENDS’

Professor R N Sharan of North-Eastern Hill University and others recently published a study in Indian Journal of Clinical Practice (IJCP) which reviewed the health and safety implications of ENDS.

US FDA proposes to ban menthol cigarettes

Popular among first-time smokers, the FDA has proposed to ban menthol cigarettes which might pose a greater risk of addiction and may also be more harmful to health than the regular ones.

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India 5th in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets: Reports

India secured the fifth rank, jointly with Hong Kong and Thailand, in the Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report 2018.

Include 'early' to revised text warning on tobacco packets: Delhi govt suggests Union Health Ministry

Last month, the Centre had extended the duration of existing health warnings on packets of tobacco products till August 31, from its earlier deadline of March 31.

To offset ‘windfall profit’ for firms, GST Council hikes cigarette cess

The GST Council had on May 18 fixed 28 per cent as the top rate for cigarettes. A 5 per cent ad valorem cess was levied on top of it and Rs 1,591 per thousand sticks as fixed cess on both filter and non-filter cigarettes of not exceeding 65 mm length.

59 per cent Indians believe ban on sale of loose cigarettes will check smoking: Survey

From effectiveness of warning graphics on cigarette boxes to the motivations behind smoking a cigarette, the 'The Pulse of the Nation Poll' recorded responses on various topics to map the trends about tobacco consumption.

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Cigarette stocks fall as Modi government plans to ban FDI in tobacco sector

After making it mandatory to carry larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, the government is now working on a proposal to completely ban FDI in the tobacco sector

Now, selling loose cigarettes in UP invites Rs 1000 fine, one-year jail term

Any individual violating the law for a second consecutive occasion would face a fine of Rs 3,000 and serve a three-year jail term.

Implement 85 percent tobacco warnings immediately: Rajasthan HC

"We are posting the matter on 29th September. Till then, implement the decision or else we will initiate contempt proceedings against the Union Health Secretary", said the HC bench.

Thank yourself for (not) smoking

If you smoke 10 cigarettes a day which cost Rs10 a piece, in a month you would spend Rs3,000 over it.

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