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67% of cigarette packets display pictorial warnings: Study

Only 67 per cent of cigarette packets of various brands in the country display the mandatory 85-per-cent-pictorial warning since the rule came into force on April 1 this year, a national-level study said on Tuesday.

North Korean anti-tobacco push up in smoke as Kim keeps puffing

A North Korean anti-smoking campaign has apparently failed to persuade young leader Kim Jong-Un to quit, despite his late father's warning that "a cigarette is like a gun aiming at your heart".

Cigarette brands in India implement 85 percent pictorial warnings

The implementation comes after the Health Ministry under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA) increased the size of graphic health warnings on tobacco products from 20 percent to 85 percent. 

Top 10 countries having highest tax percentage on cigarettes

These countries have the highest percentage of total tax on the final price of cigarettes. The data is taken from the latest available year - 2014.

 

Are e-cigarettes beneficial or cause harm? This is what experts say!

The team also warned that heavy regulation and taxation of e-cigarettes will counteract the benefit that these products can provide.

Govt likely to completely ban FDI in tobacco sector

Govt likely to completely 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 foreign direct investment (FDI) in the tobacco sector.

Review pictorial warning on beedi packets: Labour Minister to JP Nadda

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today urged Health Minister J P Nadda to reconsider the mandated pictorial warnings covering 85 percent of the packaging space on beedi packets, a move that threatens the livelihood of 1.50 crore workers

ITC to resume cigarette manufacturing

ITC to resume cigarette manufacturing

FMCG major ITC today said it will soon resume manufacturing of cigarettes at its factories, which it had suspended from April 1 over the large pictorial warning issue

How e-cigarettes take their toll on your lungs

E-cigarette research is heating up and scientists are starting to show that vaping can have some surprising health effects. Now, a recent study has suggested that they have immediate effects on the pulmonary function in healthy and mild asthmatic young smokers.

Beedi industry in crisis, says Federation

Beedi industry in crisis, says Federation

The 'beedi' industry might face closure due to the mandated larger pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of the packaging space, a federation said on Saturday

Display price, quantity in 40% packet area: Govt to food companies

The government has amended norms to make it mandatory for packaged food manufacturing firms to display retail price and quantity among other six details more prominently in at least 40 per cent of the packet area, effective from July

Display price, quantity in 40% packet area: Govt to food companies

The government has amended norms to make it mandatory for packaged food manufacturing firms to display retail price and quantity among other six details more prominently in at least 40 per cent of the packet area, effective from July

Sushant Singh Rajput can no longer be friends with...

Sushant Singh Rajput can no longer be friends with...

Sushant Singh Rajput couldn’t have had a better start to the New Year.

Look what Mira Rajput asked hubby Shahid Kapoor to do!

Look what Mira Rajput asked hubby Shahid Kapoor to do!

Mira Rajput has reportedly succeeded in convincing hubby Shahid Kapoor to kick the butt.

US launches anti-smoking campaign targeting 'hip-hop' teens

'Fresh Empire' is part of the FDA's ongoing efforts to combat tobacco uptake and use among youth.

Govt labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

 Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with the government setting in motion the process of establishing tobacco testing laboratories.

Model can predict nicotine emitted from e-cigarettes

 Scientists in the US have developed the first model that can predict with up to 90 percent accuracy the amount of nicotine emitted by an e-cigarette.

US teens choose marijuana over cigarettes: Study

 While cigarette and alcohol use are declining in the wake of public health campaigns, marijuana use among teenagers is on the rise in the US, says a study.

New air filter can clear cigarette smoke quickly

A new air cleaning equipment has been developed that can purify the air completely in an hour inside a smoking room where 10 people are simultaneously smoking.

Canadian court orders tobacco firms to pay for damages

 A Canadian judge has ordered three major cigarette companies to pay $12 billion to smokers in what is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in the country, said a media report.