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[Asia, India] "Not possible to print bigger warnings", says Beedi makers after cigarette production halts

Beedi manufacturers across India on Thursday joined cigarette makers in stopping production, saying it's "not possible to print" warnings covering 85% of packets as required under a new government rule.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 7, 2016 18:37

[Asia, India] Tobacco warnings: Health secretary writes to ministries

Upping the ante against tobacco manufacturers, the Union heath secretary has written to secretaries of all key ministries and departments urging their “support” and “involvement” so that new health warnings — covering 85% of the principal display of toba
Asian Age (in)
added Apr 6, 2016 22:46

[Asia, India] Smokers stock up, vendors cash in as cigarette firms halt production

Hardened smokers like Ganguly are stocking up on the sticks, partly to beat an almost inevitable retail price hike after tobacco companies on Friday decided to halt production over a dispute with the government on the size of pictorial warnings they shou (in)
added Apr 6, 2016 21:50

[Asia, India] Centre plans to seize all tobacco products without visual health warnings

the Union Health Ministry has alerted all the government departments to be strict with the implementation of the new rule. Officials said tobacco packets without the prescribed visual warnings would be seized by the authorities before reaching the market.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 6, 2016 21:26

[Asia, India] Cigarette shares plunge as factories shut down

Shares of cigarette makers ITC, VST Industries and Godfrey Phillips India fell more than 3 per cent intra-day, amidst reports said that their managements had decided to shut cigarette factories in protest against a new government rule mandating bigger hea
Deccan Chronicle (in)
added Apr 5, 2016 17:01

[Asia] India steps up fight against Big Tobacco over health warnings

India's health ministry on Tuesday ordered government agencies to enforce a new rule for bigger health warnings on tobacco packets, stepping up a fight against the $10 billion cigarette industry that has shut down its factories in protest. The governmen
added Apr 5, 2016 15:01

[Asia, India] PMO backs health ministry on tobacco pictorial warning

With the Prime Minister's Office extending its full support, the health ministry has refused to blink even as tobacco product manufacturers continue to mount pressure on the government, seeking rollback of larger pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of
Times of India
added Apr 5, 2016 14:21

[Asia] THE SHORT ANSWER Will Larger Health Warnings Deter India’s Smokers?

Here’s a look at what this means for India’s tobacco trade, and whether larger and more graphic warnings will actually help smokers kick the habit. First up – why have India’s cigarette makers shut production? Starting Friday, India’s government require
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Apr 5, 2016 00:38

[Asia, India] Preparing to comply with govt rule on cigarette packs: Godfrey

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd today said it is preparing to comply with the new government rule of larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs although it has suspended production for the domestic market. As per a Health Ministry notification that came into
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 5, 2016 00:18

[Asia, India] Cigarette shortage: More pain for smokers?

cigarette distributors have nearly halved supply to retailers in anticipation of shortage, reports Priya Sheth quoting sources. Major cigarettes manufactures including ITC , Godfrey Phillip and VST have decided to shut all their factories and stop m / Television Eighteen (in)
added Apr 4, 2016 23:33
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