Tobacco Products

  • Mumbai: HC notice to Centre, CBFC on anti-smoking warning in films 04-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government and the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) on a petition by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap challenging the notification that made an anti-smoking disclaimer mandatory during smoking scenes in a movie. A division bench of Chief Justice...
  • Punjab government draws criticism for lowering VAT on tobacco products 27-01-2014 06:11 PM

    Chandigarh: Voice of Tobacco Victims, a civil society organisation, on Monday criticised the Punjab government's recent decision to roll back taxes on cigarettes from 55 to 22 per cent. Neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir have increased VAT on tobacco products, professor of Surgical Oncology at...
  • In Punjab, 17,000 booked for smoking in public 09-10-2013 07:04 PM

    Chandigarh: Over 17,000 people have been issued tickets (challaned) by the Punjab government this year for violating ban on smoking in public places, a senior health officer said in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Punjab's Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Vini Mahajan said that 12 districts in Punjab have already...
  • Watered down warnings on tobacco products 31-05-2011 08:22 AM

    New Delhi: New, stronger pictorial warnings will finally appear on tobacco products this December but cigarette packs won't have the harsher warning that Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad himself had publicised in March 2010. Those will only go on chewable tobacco products. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Of 35...
  • New pictorial warnings for tobacco products 28-05-2011 05:54 PM

    The Union Health Ministry has cleared a new set of pictorial warnings for tobacco products such as cigarettes, beedis, gutka, and cigars in India, which will be visible from December 1, 2011. ...
  • Ban on gutka, smokeless tobacco products soon 13-04-2011 09:16 AM

    New Delhi: After a ban on plastic packaging for tobacco products, the Supreme Court is now considering a total ban on gutka and other smokeless tobacco products. Srinath Reddy, PHFI said, "Tobacco is the number one killer. It kills more than 1 million Indians every year. If you are considering...
  • Ramadoss lobbies global support to curb smoking 03-12-2007 08:23 AM

    Melbourne: Australia off-spinner Nathan Hauritz's participation at the World Cup could be in doubt after he appeared to have dislocated his right shoulder while fielding in the second one-day international against England on Friday. Fast bowler Shaun Tait also walked off the field in Hobart shortly after with one ball...