Monday 22 July 2024

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Issues | Smoking

Smoking may cost much more after Goa budget

Goa government may increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) on tobacco products by a big percentage in the upcoming state budget, a senior official said today. READ

Ban even tobacco-less Guthka, Centre urges SC

The Centre today made a strong plea before the Supreme Court for passing an appropriate order to ban all kinds of gutka in the country saying they are addictive and harmful even if they don't ... READ

Govt to act against 'Go Goa Gone' for defaming Goa

Goa government today decided to take action against Saif Ali Khan-starrer 'Go, Goa Gone' for violating the Cigarette Smoking Act and for allegedly 'defaming' the coastal state in the movie, releasing tomorrow. READ

Saif shoots anti-tobacco video for 'Go Goa Gone'

Saif Ali Khan has shot a special video to spread awareness about ills of tobacco that will play in the beginning of his upcoming movie Go Goa Gone where he is seen as a cigar ... READ

House lauds NOTE for no-tobacco mission

Goa Legislative Assembly today congratulated a nationally acclaimed anti-tobacco NGO for their work after the state was found to be lowest on tobacco consumption, as per the national survey. READ

NOTE concerned over SRK's arrogance

India's premier anti-tobacco watchdog, NOTE has expressed concern over superstar Shahrukh Khan's arrogant behaviour with which he time and again decides to "trample" the law and smoke in public places. READ

Aishwarya's cigarette NOTEd

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish has run into controversy ahead of its release, with National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) taking objection to film posters displayed across Mumbai, showing actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan smoking a cigarette. READ

"State not serious about tobacco ban"

Much trumpeted legislation aiming at stamping out tobacco chewing and smoking from this tourist state is apparently not getting expected response with implementing agencies groping in darkness over the law. READ

Goa to ban gutkha

Goa will be the first state in the country to ban the consumption of gutka and other `injurious food products' in addition to its sale and storage when the ban comes into effect from October ... READ

Goa also plans to ban gutkha

Following Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, Goa is also now planning to ban consumption of gutkha in the tourist state.The tiny coastal state has already banned smoking and chewing of any tobacco product in public places ... READ