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23 Nov, 2016: Despite anti-smoking drive, public smoking draws no fines
12 Nov 2016: Government wants ban on smokeless tobacco
10 Nov 2016: India has third largest pictorial warning on tobacco products
19 Oct, 2016: GST Council meet: Panel discusses rate; reaches consensus on compensation
18 Oct, 2016: Tax cigarettes, bidis, chewing tobacco at 40% under GST
17 Oct: Why did you choose to promote oral cancer, surgeon asks Pierce Brosnan
25 Sept: SC strengthens gutkha ban, says stop the sale of all chewable tobacco
June 2016: Vendors booked for selling banned tobacco products
June 2016: Banks in J&K Ban Smoking in Premises, ATMs
May 2016: The bumpy road to 85%: How tobacco packs came to have bigger warnings
May 2016: Govt imposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes, beedies, tobacco in J&K
April 2016: MoHFW Letter to Key Govt Departments for Implementation of 85 percent pictorial health warnings
February 2016: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Report Release on “Tobacco Taxes in India: An Empirical Analysis”
January 2016: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare releasing the results from the first phase of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), 2015-16
January 2016: Juvenille Justice Act 2015 imposes penalty on 1 lac for sale of tobacco to minors
December 2015: Report Submitted To Finance Ministry to Keep 40 Percent GST Rate on Tobacco
17th October, 2015: Survey finds ban on gutka good for health of youngsters
27th September, 2015: Bidi baron in parliamentary panel irks anti-tobbaco coalition
18th September, 2015: Health ministry seeks time for new tobacco warnings
09th September, 2015: Implement 85 percent tobacco warnings immediately: Rajasthan HC
06th August, 2015: MPs get a room to smoke, activists tell Speaker it breaks your law
15th July, 2015: House panel meets anti-tobacco activists on pictorial warnings
07th July, 2015: WHO Report Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015 Released
03rd July, 2015: Rajasthan High Court directs Indian government to implement bigger smoking warnings
02nd May, 2015: World Bank exits event funded by tobacco companies
01st May, 2015: Graphic health warnings must on 85% of package area, WHO tells India
01st May, 2015: Tobacco ban will save many lives: Patients
30th April, 2015: Tobacco: Delhi Govt holds awareness drive
29th April, 2015: Lack of awareness, consumption of tobacco behind high IMR: ICMR
28th April, 2015: Nearly 5 lakh died due to cancer in 2014: J P Nadda
4th October, 2014: Smoking ban: Govt collects Rs 57L in fines
19th August, 2014: E-cigarettes set to be banned in India soon
11th July, 2014: Union Budget 2014-15: Healthcare industry hails budget, welcomes cigarette excise
5th July, 2014: Health Minister calls for 50% VAT on all tobacco products
21st June, 2014: Assam's burden of cancer - Rs 59cr is spent on tobacco-related diseases: Report
20th June, 2014: Health Minister writes to Arun Jaitley, asks him to hike taxes on tobacco products
May 31, 2014: World No Tobacco Day: 2500 die daily due to tobacco in India
May 29, 2014: Govt to tax tobacco more to reduce consumption
May 25, 2014: Include COTPA violations in police review, states told
April 27, 2014: Political parties ignore public health
October 14, 2013: TOBACCO to kill 1.5m Indians a year by 2020
April 10, 2014: Polling booths in Delhi to be smoke-free zones
March 26, 2014: Lok Sabha polls 2014: J&K first to declare all polling booths as 'No smoking Zones'
March 26, 2014: SMOKING IN PUBLIC
March 2014: Nicotine anywhere
February 24, 2014: Tobacco consumption norms being flouted at airports: Govt
February 6, 2014: E-cigarette sale on Air India flights riles health ministry
February 2014: Neo-addiction
January 23, 2014: Police collects Rs 1.50 lakh fine from smokers
January 8, 2014: JKVHA lauds police for tobacco control measures
November 14, 2013: Ban child labour in bidi industry: NGO
November 13, 2013: Govt to make all schools tobacco-free
October 14, 2013: TOBACCO to kill 1.5m Indians a year by 2020
October 12, 2013: Smoking can knock 10 years of your life
September 17, 2013: ITC to double sales of non-cigarette FMCG biz
September 16, 2013: FDA seizes gutka in Nagpur
September 01, 2013: Punjab's 2 districts declared smoke free
August 31, 2013: E-cigarettes seized in godown search at Kolathur, Tamil Nadu
May 31, 2013: World No Tobacco Day
Indore, March 13, 2013: Food and Drug Department on Tuesday seized gutkha sachets worth Rs 10 lakhs.
Bangalore, March 12, 2013: You can dial 100 to report smoking ban violations
Goa, February 22, 2013: Smoke-free' South Goa by March 31?
Pune, February 22, 2013: FDA seizes gutka worth Rs 8.67 lakh
China, February 21, 2013: Smoking increases risk of dementia, research claims
New Delhi, February 14, 2013: Budget 2013: FICCI demands ban on FDI in cigarettes' manufacture & trade
Andhra Pradesh February 12, 2013: The tobacco farmers are hoping to realise a better price this year as the auctioning of the principal commercial produce is all set to start in two platforms in the Ongole region of the Tobacco Board from February 14 under the new e-auctioning system
Mumbai February 07, 2013: The Bombay high court has dismissed a plea challenging action by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) against a gutka manufacturer based in Gujarat
Thiruvananthapuram, February 07, 2013: Sales of pan masala unabated; widespread arrests, seizure
January 07, 2013: Ministry wants 70 pc of price as taxes for tobacco products
January 03, 2013: Supreme Court issues new order staying Bombay HC order on Point of Sale advertising
November 21, 2012: ADB suggests 50 pc hike in cigarette price
November 21, 2012: Regional Cancer Centers Write To Prime Minister For Nationwide Ban On Gutka
November 09, 2012: For 100 yrs of smoking, 100 mn premature deaths in India: says new study
November 06, 2012: LIC invested heavily in tobacco companies in 2011
November 01, 2012: Feature Story On Misleading Gutka Advertisements In Down To Earth Magazine
October 30, 2012: Health activists red-flag ads by gutkha industry
October 15, 2012: Gutkha lobby on ad blitz, ministry plans counter-offensive
April 24, 2012: Press Conference Organized in Jammu Appreciating the Government of Jammu & Kashmir for the initiatives taken up on tobacco control
April 5, 2012: MP Government Banning All Chewing Tobacco Products
March 9, 2012: Press Conference on Tax Increased on Tobacco Products in Jammu
February 14, 2012: Advertising & Promotion of Indian Tobacco Products during Cricket Matches in Australia
February 4, 2012: Delhi men and women most prone to lung and breast cancer
January 26, 2012: Budgam Declared First Smoke Free District In Jammu & Kashmir
New Delhi, 13th April, 2011: Supreme Court hearing on The Ankur Gutkha Vs. India Asthama Care Society
New Delhi, 17th March, 2011: Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition, Lok Sabha, Members of Parliament and Public Health experts met the cancer patients at the Voices of Victims(VoV) programme organized by Action Council Against Tobacco (ACT India), Healis-Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Salaam Bombay Foundation and Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) in New Delhi.
Jaipur, 13 March, 2011: Media Coverage: Media Sensitization Workshop On Tax Increase On Tobacco Products In Rajasthan
New Delhi, 24th February, 2011: The Directors of Regional Cancer Centres in India wrote leters to Prime Minister on the ban of sale of Gutka Products
New Delhi, 11th February, 2011: Voices of Victims - An event conceived by Cancer Victims
Shimla, 02 February, 2011: VHAI in collaboration with its state partner Himachal Voluntary Health Association (HPVHA) organized Media Sensitization workshop
New Delhi, January 6, 2011: Pack Warning Case Hearing Held In The Supreme Court, New Delhi On 6th January, 2011
New Delhi, December 2010: Press Meets at State level on the deferment of New Pictorial Health Warning
New Delhi, October 19, 2010: Global Adult Tobacco Survey Report 2010 (India) Released
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