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National Calamity Contingent Duty increased in Budget-Concerns of Tobacco institute

The Budget 2020-21 that was presented by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman increased the National Calamity Contingent Duty.  The imposed duty is expected to witness price rise of 7% in the sales of cigarettes. What is NCCD? The NCCD is tax imposed on pan masala, cigarettes, cellular phones and other tobacco products. It was introduced ..

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WHO: India off-track to meet tobacco target

The World Health Organization on December 19, 2019, released its report on Global Tobacco use trends. According to the report, number of males using tobacco has declined globally for the first time. The report says that the anti-smoking campaigns all over the world is the main reason for the number of tobacco users to reduce. ..

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Thailand becomes first in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging

Thailand has become first country in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging. Here, the health impact is huge and smoking-related illnesses are a leading cause of death. The standardized packaging includes a graphic picture of tobacco’s effects on the body and the logo-free brand name written in plain font. In 2012, Australia became the ..

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India 5th along in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, according to latest Canadian Cancer Society report

India has been ranked 5th, jointly with Hong Kong and Thailand, in terms of the largest pictorial warning on cigarette packs with 85% of both sides of the packets covered, according to latest Canadian Cancer Society report. As per 2018 report, Out of 206 nations, Timor Leste has the largest warning on cigarette packages in ..

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Bihar Government bans sale of loose cigarettes

Bihar Government has banned sale of loose cigarettes in the state. This decision aims to be deterrent to kids and youngsters who start smoking by buying loose cigarettes. In this regard, state health department has issued notification under Section 20 of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003. Bihar is the 12th state in ..

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