Illicit trade in tobacco products Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day against Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse is observed on June 26 every year to raise awareness among people regarding dangerous effects of drugs and it’s illicit trafficking. Significance of the day Drug abuse and mental health go hand in hand. People addicted to drugs not only put their physical health at stake but also give rise ..

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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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Cabinet approves accession to WHO protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products

The Union Cabinet has given approval to accede to Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. It will be applicable to both smoking and chewing or smokeless tobacco (SLT) forms as negotiated and adopted under Article 15 of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ..

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