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NGT seeks guidelines for cigarette, bidi butt disposal in 3 months

September 11, 2020 2:41 am

The order, passed on Wednesday, was in response to a 2015 petition filed by the organisation Doctors For You, which has made several submissions regarding smoking in public spaces and disposal of cigarette and beedi butts.

Cigarette smoking may damage mental health too: Study

January 11, 2020 11:51 am

Students who smoked also had higher rates of depressive symptoms, and lower mental health scores such as vitality and social functioning than did non-smoking students, according to the researchers.

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

May 31, 2019 11:22 am

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

November 10, 2018 6:16 pm

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.

India 5th in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets: Reports

October 01, 2018 10:01 pm

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

April 30, 2018 2:00 pm

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

July 18, 2017 2:21 am

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

May 31, 2017 3:16 pm

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.

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

April 26, 2016 12:33 pm

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

October 07, 2015 11:25 am

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.