Tobacco: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..