Monday 20 May 2024

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Issues | Smoking

Winston man says NO to killer puff

"Tobacco is a killer industry. How the Indian democracy allows its government to finance and promote such an industry", asks famous Hollywood star Alan Landers. He has made several valid suggestions to put curbs on ... READ

NOTE flays foreign stakes in tobacco industry

IThe Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to allow cent per cent foreign investment in tobacco industry in India has been condemned by the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication, while demanding immediate revocation of two such "harmful" ... READ

Pay double to die with gutkha

The massive hike on sales tax on gutkha in Goa has sparked a new controversy. The Congress government is caught up between contradictory demands of the gutkha dealers and the anti-tobacco citizens' groups.The public at ... READ

Tobacco ban bill in a dock

If the tobacco lobby is really strong, then the Goa Smoking and Spitting (prohibition) bill may be referred back to the Goa assembly for reconsideration, on the issue of totally banning promotion and advertising of ... READ

Tobacco lobby seeks review of anti-smoking bill

The Tobacco Institute of India has demanded a review of the Goan legislation to ban smoking, chewing and advertising of tobacco products, based on a Supreme Court verdict upholding principles of freedom of commercial expression, ... READ

Enjoy Goa, but No Smoking, please

Festivities like carnival and Christmas in Goa, which have become more famous due to sponsored floats and full-night dances, are likely to get severely affected with the state government banning any form of tobacco advertising ... READ

House lauds NOTE for no-tobacco mission