RECENT NEWS
Reuters  11 hrs ago  Comment 
India plans to seek an explanation from Philip Morris International Inc about its marketing practices after Reuters reported that the tobacco giant used tactics that government officials say flout the country's law, a health ministry official said...
The Economic Times  Jul 21  Comment 
The government now plans to write letters to Philip Morris' India unit as well as other tobacco companies and take "action as per law", said Arun Kumar Jha, a health ministry official.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 21  Comment 
Tobacco companies want U.S. regulators to bless smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to smoking, as cigarette consumption falls. In its campaign, Big Tobacco has unusual supporters: some public-health advocates.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 20  Comment 
SK Arora spent more than three years trudging through the summer heat and monsoon rains to inspect tobacco kiosks across the National Capital, tearing down cigarette advertisements and handing out f...
guardian.co.uk  Jul 19  Comment 
Shareholders approved buyout to make BAT the world’s largest listed tobacco company amid concerns over industry pushing back on government regulations British American Tobacco (BAT) has come under fire from health campaigners after...
MedPage Today  Jul 19  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Tobacco industry remains biggest barrier to full adoption
Reuters  Jul 19  Comment 
The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation.
The Times of India  Jul 19  Comment 
The Tobacco Institute of India said this will put severe pressure on the legal cigarette industry by leading to increased smuggling and illicit trade.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 19  Comment 
Tobacco stocks bounced back today rising by up to 3 per cent on value-buying, a day after a sharp plunge in the wake of higher cess. ITC shares made a positive opening and gained 2.56 per cent to R...
The Economic Times  Jul 18  Comment 
The company wants to make sure every Indian smoker can buy cigarettes within walking distance. To meet this goal, it is brazenly flouting various regulations.




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