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Imperial Tobacco to close factories in Britain, France

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 17:44

Imperial Tobacco today informed staff that it is closing factories in Britain and France that employ nearly 900 people.

US bans bidis made by Indian tobacco company

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 09:49

US regulators Friday banned the sale and import of small cigarettes known as bidis made by an Indian company, their first such action since being given oversight of tobacco products in 2009.

US bans bidis made by Indian tobacco company

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 01:31

US regulators on Friday banned the sale and import of small cigarettes known as bidis made by an Indian company, their first such action since being given oversight of tobacco products in 2009.

Shimla trader fined Rs 1 lakh for storing tobacco products

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 12:16

A local trader was fined Rs 1 lakh for storing banned tobacco-based products, an official said on Thursday.

Meet the Iranian man who hasn`t bathed in 60 years

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 18:16

An 80-year-old Iranian man may have set a `stinky` new world record - he has not taken a bath in 60 years because he believes cleanliness brings him sickness.

Assam legislators pledge to make state tobacco-free

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 18:59

A large number of legislators in Assam, cutting across party lines, Thursday pledged to make their constituencies free from tobacco and save children in the state from the menace.

Just for Rs 10, a man is killed in Bihar

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 13:01

A man was stabbed to death in a Bihar town by four people when he refused to pay them Rs 10 to buy gutka - chewing tobacco mix with betel nut, police said Wednesday.

`Tobacco eating` Hornworm caterpillar puffs nicotine to ward off predators

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 16:17

Researchers have found a caterpillar that has a unique defence mechanism against some of their predators such as wolf spiders.

Nitish Kumar makes ‘khaini’ tax-free in Bihar

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 09:47

A GATS has revealed that every second adult in Bihar is addicted to khaini. About 63 percent of the men and 35 percent of women in Bihar consume it.

GM tobacco plants can produce bio-fuels

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:55

Genetically modified tobacco plants are viable as raw material for producing bio-fuels, a new study has found.

EU Parliament approves tough new tobacco rules

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 21:00

European lawmakers approved sweeping new regulations governing the multibillion-dollar tobacco market on Tuesday, including bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol and other flavorings in a bid to further curb smoking.

Amitabh Bachchan to anchor Maharashtra`s campaign against alcohol and tobacco

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 13:16

Finally, the state government has managed to rope in megastar Amitabh Bachchan as anchor for its deaddiction campaign. And, Big B will be doing the job gratis.