Tobacco products

Health Ministry notifies new pictorial health warnings for tobacco products

The Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Third Amendment Rules, 2020 has come after the amendment of earlier Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008.

Jul 23, 2020, 23:22 PM IST

Punjab gets tough against sale of illegally imported cigarettes

Most of the illegal cigarette brands originate from China and Indonesia and the retailers are getting attracted to them as they are available at a significantly lower price as compared to the legal brands. 

Sep 23, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

I contractually maintain to not endorse tobacco products, says Ajay Devgn after cancer-stricken fan's appeal

Nanakram, a 40-year-old cancer patient from Rajasthan, had made a public appeal to Devgn to discontinue his association with tobacco products in the interest of the society.

May 14, 2019, 21:25 PM IST

New set of pictures with helpline number released for tobacco products

The Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has issued new sets of specified health warnings to be used on all tobacco products.

Apr 05, 2018, 23:47 PM IST

Pierce Brosnan says he was 'cheated' by Indian pan masala brand

Pierce Brosnan has alleged that a pan masala brand kept him in the dark about the "hazardous" nature of the product.

Mar 15, 2018, 11:52 AM IST

Shocking! Teens aged 13-15 years turning towards using tobacco products, reveals survey

Most smokers, according to the study take up smoking during their teens and half of nations had a smoking rate of at least 15 percent for boys compared to the 8 percent of girls.

Jun 19, 2017, 18:24 PM IST

Include all tobacco products in demerit goods category: Experts

The World Health Organisation has said that taxation is clearly the best way to tackle the tobacco epidemic.

Feb 16, 2017, 16:11 PM IST

India ranked 3rd in pictorial warnings on tobacco products

The Cigarette Package Health Warnings International Status Report was released on the fourth day of the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Conference of the Parties (COP 7) by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Nov 10, 2016, 15:50 PM IST

GST rates: 40% 'Sin tax' to be imposed on tobacco products

The GST Council on Thursday finalised the four tax rate slabs of 5 percent, 12 percent, 18 percent and 28 percent.

Nov 03, 2016, 17:25 PM IST

GST: FM Jaitley favours cess over additional tax for compensating states

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday favoured levy of cess on tobacco and luxury products to compensate states for loss of revenue on GST saying the cost of funding that through an additional tax would be "exorbitantly high and almost unbearable".

Oct 26, 2016, 16:48 PM IST

GST Council to slap 40% 'sin tax' on tobacco products?

Consumer Voice, a voluntary action group, on Sunday urged the GST Council to levy the highest, "sin tax" of 40 percent on all forms of tobacco products, including cigarettes, beedis and smokeless tobacco.

Oct 16, 2016, 16:36 PM IST

Five ways smoking affects your health!

Five ways smoking affects your health!

May 31, 2016, 09:53 AM IST

Bollywood magic on tobacco sales!

Apr 17, 2016, 13:31 PM IST

Withdraw 85% warning regulation on tobacco products: Retailers

Micro retailers selling cigarettes and other tobacco products on Tuesday demanded withdrawal of the government's order to increase the size of graphic warning to 85 per cent on packets.

Apr 13, 2016, 00:20 AM IST

PMO backs Health Ministry on larger pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

Officials in the health ministry maintained it is "firm on anti-tobacco stand" as it is a matter of public interest.

Apr 05, 2016, 09:37 AM IST

Preparing to comply with govt rule on cigarette packs: Godfrey

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd today said it is preparing to comply with the new government rule of larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs although it has suspended production for the domestic market.

Apr 04, 2016, 18:00 PM IST

Not ready to print larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, says ITC

FMCG major ITC today said it is not ready to print larger pictorial warnings on its cigarette packs, as required under a new government norm, and its factories will be shut till clarity emerges on the matter.

Apr 02, 2016, 19:11 PM IST

Singapore bans gutka, khaini and more 

In June, the ministry announced that the ban on emerging tobacco products would be implemented in two phases.

Dec 14, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

US docs want stronger regulations of e-cigarettes

The AAP has urged the US Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems the same as other tobacco products.

Oct 26, 2015, 17:41 PM IST