Implement larger pictorial warning on tobacco products: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the tobacco companies to immediately implement larger pictorial warning on tobacco products. The apex court lifted the stay on the Centre’s order for 85 percent warning granted by the Dharwad Bench of the Karnataka High Court. The Supreme Court also transferred all cases challenging the tobacco product warning rule […]

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HC restrains govt from taking steps against 3 tobacco

The Delhi High Court today restrained till July 16 the city government from taking any coercive action against three tobacco manufacturing firms which have joined several such companies that have challenged the ban on sale of chewable tobacco here from March 30 this year. Justice V P Vaish while restraining the government from taking any […]

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Plain packaging for tobacco products

The Union Health Ministry in order to curb use of tobacco products has planned to push for plain packaging.  Plain packaging could help bring down tobacco usage by heightening the effect of pictorial warnings, said a policy document by Australia-India Institute Taskforce on Tobacco Control released in New Delhi on Monday. According to the plain packaging […]

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NGO seeks ban on tobacco ads during World Cup

An NGO Monday sought a ban on tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of the people. New Delhi-based HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth) Monday wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar on the issue, the group’s communications officer Nikunj Sharma […]

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