The Intelligence Bureau has been investigating the funding of NGOs working to reduce tobacco usage. It is unusual for health sector organisations to be investigated by the highest agencies.
DMK chief M.K. Stalin said a CBI probe would throw light on bribes allegedly received by people with vested interests and related tax evasion.
The industry’s interests are in “irreconcilable conflict with the interests of public health policy”, said the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017.
Despite Indian regulations forbidding the advertisement of tobacco products, Philip Morris has kept up an informal ad blitz posting colourful advertisements at cigarette kiosks across the country.
The public interest litigation seeks the divestment of 32% shares held by public sector insurance companies in the tobacco major ITC.
Tobacco cultivation and the curing process contributes towards deforestation, soil depletion, loss of soil nutrients and pollution due to the heavy use of agrochemicals.
The UN agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute to greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.
This World Day Against Child Labour, the conversation should be about what it’s going to take to protect working children from abuse and violence.
The tobacco industry and its political backers have delayed the implementation of an important anti-smoking measure even as countries around the world are moving to the next stage of reform.
A Bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Amitav Roy passed this order on a batch of petitions challenging the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packing and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014, notified in January this year to come into effect from April 1, 2016.
Gentle nudges are a better way of limiting tobacco consumption than hard shoves .
“Whatever needs to be done to curb tobacco consumption will be done,” health ministry officials said on the cigarette companies’ decision to close their factories over the new rules.