Vaping may lead to nicotine addiction, and increase risk of chronic lung disease
COPD was six times more likely in people who used vape and smoke tobacco, regularly.
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The Indian market is a very tough one for premium cigars because the taxes are so outrageous: Rocky Patel
“The Indian market is a very tough one for premium cigars because the taxes are so outrageous. The government does not differentiate between other tobacco products such as cigarettes and beedis which are addictive and very harmful and premium cigars which are luxury products, smoked occasionally and not inhaled,” Patel said.
FAIFA asks govt for tax policy that disincentivises illegal cigarette trade
The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), which claims to represent farmers of commercial crops from various states, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat, said there has been an increase in smuggled, illicit and contraband cigarettes due to higher taxation on the legal cigarette industry.
E-cigarette legislation 'all bark no bite', diluted under industry influence
A recipient of 2013 WHO award for fighting tobacco, he said the bill "partially addresses" the usage of e-cigarettes, which is less than 1 per cent of the real problem of nicotine abuse.
Parliament passes the bill banning e-cigarettes
While most of the members in the House supported the ban on e-cigarettes, some of the MPs wanted to know why conventional cigarettes aren't banned as they are equally or even more harmful. Many opposition members also expressed reservation over bringing the ordinance and introducing the Bill without sending the same to a Parliamentary Standing Committee.
Indonesian billionaire joins race for Videocon
Videocon Industries owns a stake in the prized Ravva oil field in the Krishna-Godavari basin.
Radhakishan Damani picks stake in this smallcap firm; stock jumps 6%
VST Industries is engaged in manufacturing and sale of cigarettes and unmanufactured tobacco.
Of smoke and mirrors: Will vaping ban stop millennials from lighting up?
First-time offenders will get a year’s imprisonment or a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh or both.
Trade bodies, users term ordinance to ban e-cigarettes a draconian move
Association of Vapers India (AVI), an organisation representing e-cigarette users, said it is a black day for 11 crore smokers in India who have been deprived of safer options.
DPIIT kickstarts exercise to ease FDI norms more
The department held an inter-ministerial meeting to discuss further opening up in sectors, especially where 100% FDI is not allowed on the automatic route.
After e-cigarettes, now ban all tobacco products: Goa NSUI
The Congress student wing in Goa said this step should be extended to all tobacco products.
ITC may feel the heat as GST shortfall could lead to higher taxes on tobacco
CLSA said state governments’ tax revenue, including GST, grew just 1 per cent in April-August 2019 from a year ago period compared to the budgeted growth of 20 per cent.
Government re-initiates process of amending Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act
The aim is to make it more effective and more inclined to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) guidelines, sources said. Currently, the penalty for smoking in restricted areas is up to Rs 200.
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