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Banning e-cigarettes in India will increase smuggling of such products, which have no assurance of source and quality standards, says the Tobacco Institute of India. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:00 AM Products

India’s government has threatened Philip Morris International with “punitive action” over the company’s alleged violation of the country’s anti-smoking laws. more

Sep 11, 2017 7:00 AM News

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey reveals an overall decline in the number of tobacco users in India in the past seven years, especially among the 15-24 age group. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Union Health Ministry has asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to ensure tobacco shops at any airports are not located near smoking rooms. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

After having grown tobacco after a bad cropping season in the last two years, farmers in Prakasam district are now panicking that there will be a drop in the market for low and medium grade tobacco, and have asked the Tobacco Board to intervene. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf

Tobacco auctions in Prakasam district in the Ongole region, got off on an encouraging note this year as bright grade tobacco attracted buyers at a high price of Rs161 per kg in the Ongole II auction platform. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf

The health ministry is seeking to tax all tobacco products, including bidis, at 28% as well as impose higher taxes under the new state goods and services tax (GST) bill. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

Farmers in Chekurupadu have been able to drastically reduce their costs by switching to progressive energy-efficient barns. more

Mar 9, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf

A proposed ban on foreign tobacco investment by the Indian government is threatening Philip Morris’s place in the country’s tobacco industry. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 AM News

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on February 1, a hike in excise duty on cigars, cheroots, pan masala, cigarettes, and other related tobacco products. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM News

The International Tobacco Growers’ Association held its 31st annual general meeting in September in New Delhi. more

Nov 1, 2016 7:00 PM News

The Maharashtra state government decided in September not to grant incentives to units manufacturing beer, liquor, cigarette, bidi, gutkha, and pan masala. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

Indian film board considers changing anti-smoking messages. more

Sep 5, 2016 12:00 AM News

Diversified group ITC recently announced “progressive resumption” of production at its cigarette factories, which was suspended over the large pictorial warning issue. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

It has been a year since the Karnataka High Court directed the government to consider and finalize methodologies for reducing subsidies to tobacco farmers, but government has failed to come out with an action plan. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

Calling for a ban on foreign direct investment in tobacco sector, the Federation of All India Farmer Associations says multinational firms are using policy ambiguities to endorse international brands in the country, which encourages illegal trade. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

Tobacco Institute of India, a lobby group that represents 98% of India’s cigarette industry, threatened to halt production claiming “ambiguity” over the government’s policy on health warnings displayed on tobacco packs. more

May 7, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

According to Bloomberg, Asia’s second-largest cigarette maker by market value, declined from a four-month high after shutting Indian factories in protest against a new government rule mandating bigger health warnings on its packs. more

May 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Tobacco growers in India had a terrible cropping season last year, and it looks like it is going to be a mixed bag of fortunes this year as well. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

A study says the current excise and value added tax rates are insufficient to increase the prices of tobacco products, therefore making products affordable. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM News


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