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Rs 11.79 lakh cr Indian tobacco sector employs 4.5 cr people

The study said the figures were arrived at by measuring the total cumulative intrinsic economic value generated by the sector over the years.

Philip Morris makes a case for scientifically substantiated smoke-free alternatives

Philip Morris has urged the Indian government to create a regulatory environment for scientifically substantiated smoke-free alternatives.

Why vaping is on the rise

The use of e-cigarettes, known as vaping, is on the rise. Silicon Valley e-cigarette start-up Juul Labs made news recently by raising $650 mn as part of an investment round aimed at $1.25 bn. Here's a look at vaping:WHY E-CIGE-cigarettes are batterypowered devices that vaporise a liquid solution, creating an aerosol that is inhaled, simulating the feeling of smoking. Is this a better alternative than cigarettes? The jury is still out. But remember that e-cigarettes have nicotine and/or other chemicals. Besides, the long-term effects of vaping are not yet clear.INSIDE AN E-CIGE-cigarettes convert liquid nicotine into a mist for inhalation. The

E-cigarette lobby group wants Karnataka to lift ban on its use

Karnataka’s Health & Family Welfare department had, by a circular on June 15, 2016, said sale, manufacturing and distribution of e-cigarettes had been banned.

Commerce ministry asks health ministry to frame law to ban manufacture, sale of e-cigarettes

The health ministry had asked the commerce ministry to issue a notification banning import of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookah.

Philip Morris says Indian partner charges machinery costs; calls it 'business expense'

Philip Morris and Godfrey have said they comply with Indian rules.

Godfrey Phillips rejects FDI norms violation allegations; says in complete compliance with law

Godfrey Phillips has an exclusive procurement and supply agreement with Philip Morris International to manufacture and distribute Marlboro in the country.

Philip Morris paid for India manufacturing despite ban on foreign investment

India has 106 million smokers, second only to China, and a young demographic makes it an attractive market for tobacco companies.

ITC hikes prices of Bristol, Flake Excel and Capstan

The Kolkata-headquarted company has increased the prices by about 7 per cent to 14 per cent.

Over 100 organisations denounce Philip Morris' attempt to 'infiltrate WHO policymaking'

To do so would depart from WHO's strict longstanding policy of not working with the tobacco industry, whose business practices have been proven to be contradictory with and detrimental to public health, they said.

Bidi smoking cost India Rs 80,550 crore last year: Study

Bidi -- a cheap cigarette made of unprocessed tobacco wrapped in leaves -- is very popular in India, accounting for 81 per cent of the tobacco smoked and 72 million regular users over the age of 15.

Philip Morris International appoints Alexander Reisch as IPM India Wholesale Trading MD

Philip Morris International appoints Alexander Reisch as IPM India Wholesale Trading MD

IPM India Wholesale Trading is a joint venture between Philip Morris Brands Sarl of Switzerland, Godfrey Phillips India and K.K. Modi Investment & Financial Services.

Govt should raise stake in ITC to prevent hostile takeover by BAT: SJM

Govt should raise stake in ITC to prevent hostile takeover by BAT: SJM

London-headquartered British American Tobacco (BAT) owns 29.5% in ITC while government-controlled financial institutions together hold 27.84% in the company.

Is India losing out on a ready-to-boom cannabis market by not legalising its use?

Is India losing out on a ready-to-boom cannabis market by not legalising its use?

Looks like it’s not just the beverage companies that have an interest in cannabis. The trend now extends to the beauty industry.

Health ministry calls for halting sales of e-cigarettes, smoking devices

Health ministry calls for halting sales of e-cigarettes, smoking devices

The health ministry said it was possible that children and non-smokers using such products could switch to cigarettes once they get addicted to nicotine.

India's tobacco exports rise 7% to Rs 1,447.80 cr in Apr-Jun

India's tobacco exports rise 7% to Rs 1,447.80 cr in Apr-Jun

In volume terms, the export of both tobacco and its products rose by 2.65 per cent to 53,213 tonnes during the April-June quarter of the 2018-19 fiscal.

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Company NameLatestChange%ChangeVolume
Nifty FMCG29522.9-29.7-0.10
ITC277.5-1-0.367166639
VST Industries3445.520.06528
Godfrey Phillips India868-5.5-0.63151689
Kothari Products76.51.5211843
Golden Tobacco34.70.20.58756
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