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[Asia, India] Growers urge government to intervene in new tobacco advisory

The tobacco growers association here on Friday urged the government to intervene against the Graphic Health Warning directive issued by the health ministry. The new advisory mandates a revision in the existing warning from 40 percent to 85 percent on bo
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Mar 4, 2016 17:15
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[Asia, India] Setting up of new cancer research centres

has prepared and adopted a National Action Plan and Monitoring Framework for Non Communicable Diseases...since adopting WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the Government of India launched the National Tobacco Control program in 2007-08 wi
India Blooms (in)
added Mar 2, 2016 20:17
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[Asia, India] Smoking hot! ITC leads tobacco pack despite excise duty smog in budget

A strong rally in the stocks of tobacco product manufacturers and cigarette makers led by ITC saw these stocks scaling highs during the session, notwithstanding the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s proposal to hike excise duty on tobacco products by 10-1
India Infoline.com
added Mar 1, 2016 17:27
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[Asia, India] Why ITC stock is up despite higher duties on tobacco products

ITC has increasingly diversified its product portfolio to the point where close to 50% of its revenues come from its non-cigarettes business. The rural push of the government could help grow its non-cigarettes FMCG business. This part of the Budget found
Business Standard (in)
added Mar 1, 2016 17:23
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[Asia, India] Hike in excise duty on tobacco products lauded

As the central government on Monday announced an increase in excise duty on tobacco products by 10-15 percent in the 2016-17 general budget to discourage increasing consumption, people from various strata lauded the decision.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Mar 1, 2016 06:52
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[Asia, India] Budget 2016: Here's why Sunny Leone's 'smoking hot message' video has gone viral - Watch

The best part and what can be termed as the center of attraction of the video is the sudden appearance of the adult star-turned-Bollywood actress Sunny Leone flashing a 'smoking hot message'. The video has gone gone viral with more than 3,737,261 people
Zee News (in)
added Feb 29, 2016 16:55
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[Asia, India] Tobacco products to face 10-15 percent surge; cigarettes to cost more

Cigarette prices are set to go up for the fifth successive year in India with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announcing 10-15 percent increase in excise duty for all tobacco products, except beedi in the 2016 Union Budget.
Business Standard (in)
added Feb 29, 2016 16:53
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[Asia, India] Power-puffed! Tobacco stocks recover despite 10-15% excise duty hike

Godfrey Phillips India Stocks of tobacco product manufacturers and cigarette makers showed impressive recovery in the second half of the session and ended higher despite the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 10-15% hike in excise duty on tobacco pr
India Infoline.com
added Feb 29, 2016 16:51
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[Asia, India] Health Ministry calls for hike in taxes on tobacco products

The Union Health Ministry has written a letter to the Ministry of Finance to increase taxes on tobacco products in the upcoming Finance Budget of 2016-17. The letter highlights the recent study undertaken by the Ministry in collaboration with the World
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 29, 2016 16:40
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[Asia, India] Cigarette stocks crash on excise duty hike

Led by ITC, cigarette stocks came under selling pressure, falling by up to 8 per cent, as the excise duty on various tobacco products other than beedi was raised by about 10-15 per cent in Budget 2016-2017. Shares of ITC tumbled 7.9 per cent, Godfrey Ph
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Feb 29, 2016 16:15
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