Tobacco: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Protocol signed for Export of FCV tobacco to China

In a written to Rajya Sabha today, November 29, 2019, The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal had informed that the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India and the General Administration Customs of the Peoples Republic of China (GACC) had signed a phytosanitary protocol on January 21, 2019, at Beijing, China. ..

Tobacco Board of India receives Golden Leaf Award

On 14 Nov, Tobacco Board of India has been awarded the 2019 Golden Leaf Award event in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The award was given in the Impressive Public Service Initiative category for its efforts to initiate various sustainability (green) initiatives in Flue-Cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco cultivation in India. The award under this category is conferred   to ..

Rajasthan becomes India’s third state to ban certain categories of pan masala

Under the Food Safety Act of 2006, the Rajasthan government has recently announced a ban on paan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured ‘supari’ in the state to reduce addiction among the youth. With this, Rajasthan has become the third State after Maharashtra and Bihar to announce such a move.

India to Ban E-Cigarette

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal to ban the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products. An ordinance to that effect would be passed by the Union Government soon. Banning of E-Cigarette E-Cigarette also called as ENDS (Electronic nicotine delivery systems) has been banned citing health ..

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 ..

Karnataka government classifies Nictoine as Class A poison

The Karnataka government has recently classified nicotine as Class A poison by amending the Karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2015. The move is to curb illegal sale, smuggling of nicotine cartridges & e-cigarettes. Highly toxic chemicals (such as cyanogen, hydrocyanic acid, nitrogen peroxide, and phosgene) which even in very small quantities as gas or ..

Short Note : Tobacco Production in India

In a reply provided by the Minister of Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal to the Lok Sabha, it was informed that the Tobacco board in India which undertakes various production regulation measures for tobacco in India through group meetings, mass contact programs, ads in the electronic/news media, the distribution of pamphlets, etc have managed to ..

Rajouri district administration launchs ‘Operation Khumaar’ to make 312 panchayats tobacco-free

In Jammu and Kashmir, the district administration of Rajouri has been launched a campaign called “Operation Khumaar” to make 312 panchayats tobacco-free. The programme is run by the district administration to make panchayats free from tobacco and tobacco-based products. Under this programme, even the headmaster of the schools have been authorised to impose a fine ..