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The Hindu Business Line  Apr 17  Comment 
It is a better idea for concerned citizens to invest in tobacco awareness and de-addiction programmes than to petition courts
The Economic Times  Apr 17  Comment 
In most cases the insurance companies are privately owned with a clear profit motive, and their stakes are limited to 2-3% of the total shareholding of the tobacco firms.
The Economic Times  Apr 15  Comment 
An independent board member had raised the issue of LIC investing in a tobacco company in 1997.
The Economic Times  Apr 13  Comment 
LIC, which has sold life cover to millions of Indians, should not be party to the business of ITC or any other tobacco firm, said the PIL.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 13  Comment 
Contends that they should be barred from investing in tobacco companies
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 12  Comment 
Tobacco, alcohol, meat, romance — the morality meter’s ticking to cut these industries down to size
guardian.co.uk  Apr 11  Comment 
Final legal decision in UK means that all cigarettes sold after 20 May must come in standardised packaging All cigarettes sold in the UK must have standardised packaging from next month after the supreme court refused permission to the tobacco...
The Economic Times  Apr 11  Comment 
It stated that annual increase in tobacco tax has mostly been below the rate of inflation and income growth, thus cigarettes remain affordable.
The Economic Times  Apr 11  Comment 
The ministry, which has favoured higher taxes on all tobacco products for long, also highlighted that tiered tax structure for cigarettes needs to be done away




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