Tobacco Products Current Affairs, GK & News

New Health Warning for Tobacco Products from December 1

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced that the new warnings on the tobacco products will come into effect from December 1, 2020. The message that will be printed on the packs is – ‘tobacco causes painful death.’ According to the release by the Health Ministry, any person engaged directly or indirectly in ..

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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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Supreme Court stays High Court verdict against 85% pictorial warning on tobacco

The Supreme Court has stayed Karnataka High Court order reducing size of pictorial warnings on packages of tobacco products to 40% of the package space from earlier 85%. The apex court took decision saying that health of citizen has primacy and emphasised on importance of public health and harmful effects of tobacco products. Background The ..

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Karnataka HC strikes down 85% pictorial warning rule for tobacco

The Karnataka High Court has struck down 2014 amendment rules that mandated pictorial health warnings to cover 85% of tobacco product packaging space, holding that they violated Constitutional norms. However, it made it clear that 40% pictorial health warning rule, which existed prior to amendment rules, will remain in force. The HC passed the order ..

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