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Highest GST Slab For Beedis Hailed?

Significantly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that tobacco taxes have the potential to reduce tobacco use, save lives and generate revenues, they said.

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Pan, Tobacco Banned In Uttar Pradesh Schools, Colleges, Govt Hospitals

Livid at the sight of betel juice stained walls of the building that houses his office, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday banned the use of pan and tobacco products in schools, colleges, hospitals and other government buildings

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Controversy: Going Up In Smoke

Tobacco farmers argue that thousands of farmers and labourers are involved in tobacco cultivation and Tendu leaf plucking and that their livelihoods should not be put to risk

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Union Budget 2017: Cigarettes, Tobacco, Mobiles Assembled In India To Turn Dearer

Smokers and tobacco consumers will have to pay more for their indulgence as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley continued with the crackdown on cigarettes, bidis and tobacco products by increasing taxes in the Budget 2017-18

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Philip Morris Jolted By Indian Proposal To Ban Foreign Tobacco Investment

Philip Morris International is fighting to keep a toehold in India's $11 billion tobacco market, as the government considers further tightening foreign investment rules in the sector

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Cabinet Note Sent For Complete FDI Ban In Tobacco: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Commerce and Industry Ministry has moved a proposal for the consideration of the Cabinet to completely ban foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said.

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India Steps Up Fight Against Big Tobacco Over Health Warnings

The government wants manufacturers to cover 85 per cent of a cigarette pack's surface in health warnings, up from 20 per cent now

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Indian Cigarette Makers Halt Production Over Health Warning Rules

Indian cigarette makers including ITC suspended production on Friday over what they said was ambiguity in the government's new health warning rules for packs

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MPs, Health Officials Spar Over Tobacco Pack Warnings

The Health Ministry asked to explain which ingredients in tobacco cause cancer and whether previous government surveys showed that graphic warnings led to a drop in tobacco usage, which is linked to as many as 900,000 deaths a year in India, the world's second-largest tobacco producer

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