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[Asia] Cigarette tax hike is Indian government’s ‘biggest achievement’ of first 100 days

The Economic Times of India has said that the biggest achievement during the first 100 days of the new Indian government has been the imposition of the largest-ever hike in excise duty on cigarettes.
Tobacco Reporter
added Sep 3, 2014 16:48
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[UK] Black market cigarettes that burn for longer are blamed for deaths of mother and daughter in house fire

An Indian-made packet of cigarettes is believed to have been the cause It did not have a UK-standard safety feature to stop it burning
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 3, 2014 12:04

[Asia, India] Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urges states to ban gutka, zarda, khaini

Asking states to bear in mind that a shocking 90% of all oral cancer has been found to have roots in tobacco, Vardhan in a letter on Wednesday told the states that India has the highest number of this type of cancer in the world. About 206 million Indian
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 8, 2014 11:57

[Asia] Indian govt is the biggest tobacco offender – and the biggest investor in ITC

it is government that is most invested in ITC, India's largest cigarette maker. Government is taxing its own biggest investment, but benefits from both. Consider another: Smoking causes cancer - and kills. But it is Life Insurance Corporation, which shou (in)
added Aug 6, 2014 00:29

[Asia] Tobacco Consumption High among Indian Females: Government

The use of smokeless forms of tobacco is more prevalent (18.4 percent) among females than smoking forms (2.9 percent), Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan pointed out in Rajya Sabha. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (
International Business Times
added Jul 29, 2014 01:46

[Asia] APTRA hits out at Indian regulator over tobacco rules

The Indian inbound duty-free tobacco allowance could be cut by half The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has responded to the move by the Indian government to cut the inbound duty-free tobacco allowance by half as reported yesterday on DFN
DFNI (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 19:01

[Asia] Indian Smokers Feel Burned by the Budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the budget speech that he had to “mobilize resources” after announcing a host of tax cuts on everything from coal to cathode-ray televisions. Taxes on the manufacturing of cigarettes will go up “in the range of 11%
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Jul 11, 2014 07:46

[Minnesota] AUDIO: At highest risk for cancer, American Indians struggle to change lifestyles

Cancer has devastated Minnesota's American Indian population... While the statistics are grim, they are not immutable. Striking new research has revealed that more than half of the state's American Indians smoke. Their smoking rate is so high it likely e
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jul 8, 2014 14:05

[Indiana] LETTER: Indy smoking ban is unconstitutional

Indy Tavern League has challenged the Indianapolis smoking ban ... the reason the Evansville smoking ban was deemed unconstitutional was because it did not treat all Indiana citizens the same....filed a motion in Marion County court asking that the Indian
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Jul 4, 2014 11:12

MIHM: How Indians Became America's Favorite Marketing Tool

advertising and packaging of countless tobacco companies in late-19th-century America, including Black Hawk Cigars, Red Indian Cut Plug Tobacco, Indian Girl Chewing Tobacco...Natural American Spirit cigarettes, which promise "100% Additive-Free Tobacco.")
Bloomberg View
added Jun 25, 2014 10:31
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