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ITC Limited reported a 12.6% YoY profit growth to INR3.17 billion (US$455.59 million) for the quarter ended June 2019. Read more

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The Bombay High Court has passed an interim order restraining the Food and Drug Administration of Maharashtra from taking coercive steps against e-cigarette manufacturer Godfrey Philips India Ltd. Read more

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Showcasing independent leaf suppliers from around the world, Tobacco Asia introduces a brand new outfit founded only very recently alongside an “old hand” merchant, both of them eager to become more active in export markets. Read more

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India’s Drugs Technical Advisory Board approved a proposal to prohibit the manufacture, sale, distribution, and import of all electronic nicotine delivery systems like e-cigarettes, e-shisha, and vape. Read more

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The government created a mobile phone application, Stop Tobacco, to report tobacco-related violations. Read more

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The Delhi High Court has stayed the ban on e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The ban extends to the import, manufacture, sale, and distribution of these products. Read more

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India has signed a protocol to revive the export of tobacco leaf to China, in a bid to reduce its US$63 billion trade deficit. The first such agreement was signed in 2008. Read more

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The Tobacco Institute of India asked the government to talk with farmers and industry stakeholders before the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of Parties meeting. Read more

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The Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives and the Association of Vapers India warned the central and state governments that a ban on e-cigarettes would deprive millions of smokers of safer choices and cause damage to public health. Read more

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Over the past three years, land under tobacco cultivation in India has been shifted to other crops under the government’s crop diversification program. Read more

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Tamil Nadu is the only South Indian state to report a higher prevalence of tobacco usage across different age groups when compared to GATS 1. Read more

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The Bihar state government, led by chief minister Nitish Kumar, is moving forward to impose a blanket ban on tobacco consumption two years after it imposed total prohibition. Read more

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Philip Morris International is reportedly planning to launch iQOS in India, according to Reuters. Read more

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The International Tobacco Growers Association gathered its Asian members in March to discuss challenges growers are facing. Read more

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Farmer associations and industry figures shared mixed views on issues related to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector in a meeting called by the commerce and industry ministry. Read more

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India is one of the leading tobacco producers and exporters in South Asia – and with a huge variety of tobaccos to boost. Tobacco Asia’s Thomas Schmid picks the brains of some of the key players. Read more

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The investment strengthens the company’s international market presence and expands its expertise in tube manufacturing. Read more

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Philip Morris International says it will fund proposals under its $100 million global initiative to support third-party projects dedicated to the fight against illegal trade. Read more

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The cash crop planted in Belagavi this year has reduced to 5,085 hectares, sown by around 5,100 farmers. Read more

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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. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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