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Anti-tobacco group fumes over Aishwarya’s cigarette act


November 16th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who will be seen lighting up in her forthcoming release "Guzaarish", has set the anti-tobacco lobby aflame with anger."The display of the ... Read more...

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Taxation policy for tobacco industry under consideration


September 16th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The government is planning to introduce a new taxation policy to control the demand and supply of tobacco products in the country, officials said Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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India committed to bring down tobacco consumption, says Dinesh Trivedi


September 16th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dinesh Trivedi has said that India is committed to bring down tobacco production as per the provisions of ... Read more...

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Skull and cross bones warnings on cigarette packs from May 31


May 6th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government Wednesday assured the Supreme Court that it would ensure pictorial warnings like the skull and cross bones or a cancer-disfigured face were carried on the ... Read more...

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Pictorial warning to be displayed on cigarette tobacco products from May 31


May 6th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): The Centre would implement the rules on issuing statutory pictorial warning on cigarette and tobacco products from May 31.Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, who appeared for ... Read more...

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Further dilution of pictorial tobacco warnings feared


January 22nd, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantOn 23 January 2009, the Group of Ministers (GoM) in India will again meet to assuage concerns of tobacco lobby on pictorial warnings, health activists apprehend.This group of ministers (GoM) ... Read more...

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Bidi workers want alternative livelihood, pictorial warning


November 3rd, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The tobacco industry might be fighting against pictorial health warnings but millions of bidi workers favour it and are eager to shift from their present occupation, a ... Read more...

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Now, buy fags a mile high, courtesy Qantas


July 16th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): A move by Australias national airliner Qantas to resume in-flight cigarette sales, has been criticised by the anti-tobacco lobby as a "greedy cash grab'''' at the expense ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s ’smoke-free city’ campaign loses steam


July 13th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) As Chandigarh marks one year of being officially declared India's only 'smoke-free city', the campaign has been gradually losing steam after initial hype and success. And ... Read more...

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Ramadoss says liquor, tobacco lobby targeting him


May 18th, 2008 - 10:01 am ICT by admin
Chennai, May 17 (ANI): Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss today said that liquor and tobacco lobby was targeting him by unleashing false propaganda.He told reporters that his stand against liquor ... Read more...

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At last, a small victory for Ramadoss on cigarettes


March 2nd, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has been losing some major battles on the anti-tobacco front, but he scored a small victory when Finance Minister P. Chidambaram raised the ... Read more...

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India’s populist budget cuts taxes, hikes social sector spending


February 29th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by admin
(Second Lead)New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Presenting a Rs. 750,884 crore ($185 billion) election budget with massive allocations for social sectors and a blanket loan waiver for farmers, India's Finance Minister P. ... Read more...

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