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Public health experts pitch for higher taxes on tobacco products to make India tobacco-free in 'Amrit Kaal'

Participating in a discussion on "Amrit Kaal: A Journey towards Tobacco-Free India", organised …

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Both GST and Excise duty can be imposed on tobacco: Karnataka HC

"The levy of excise duty on tobacco and tobacco products is a matter of public policy and this…

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Indian government’s budget dilemma – curb the sale of cigarettes or let the over $12 billion tobacco industry provide the much needed cash

The Indian government has proposed several changes to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products …

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Public health groups, doctors urge govt to hike excise duty on tobacco products in next Union Budget

"There is substantial proof that tobacco increases risk for severe Covid infection and complicatio…

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Some of the same members of Congress pushing to restrict cigarettes and vapes are quietly investing in tobacco giants

They've invested in companies such as Philip Morris International, Altria, and British American Tob…

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30% tax on non-virginia tobacco can bring Rs 30,000 revenue: NHM

"COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread destruction ofeconomic activity and there is a need to cha…

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FICCI CASCADE for status quo on GST rate on tobacco products to check smuggling

New Delhi, Dec 17 () Ahead of crucial GST Council meet on Wednesday, industry body FICCI's arm made…

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'Sin taxes' are meant to push people away from booze and cigarettes, but they mostly hit those who can least afford to pay

Just 10% of US households account for 80% of sin tax revenue, according to an NBER paper. Many of t…

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Cigarette stocks slump up to 7 pc after Budget hikes excise duty on tobacco products

New Delhi, Feb 1 () Cigarette stocks on Saturday plunged up to 7 per cent, led by ITC, as tobacco r…

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How President Biden's symbolic gas tax cut will impact oil markets

President Biden made a symbolic gas tax cut, and the latest dispatch from the NFT.NYC conference. T…

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No proposal to raise excise duty on cigarettes, 'bidis' and smokeless tobacco, says Centre

"The GST rates on goods are fixed on the basis of GST Council recommendations. At present, the…

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Government wants you to ditch tobacco by making it costlier

The health ministry, in its memorandum, suggested that exemptions from the high taxation norms shou…

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Sin stocks are shares in companies whose business can be considered unethical — here's why they're so enticing and the major players

Sin stocks are public companies engaged in activities or industries considered unethical or immoral…

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Tobacco farmers' body urges govt for 'pragmatic' approach on cigarette taxation

He further said the hike in NCCD was unexpected as several representations were made to the govern…

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Increase in cess on cigarette to escalate its smuggling: Tobacco Institute of India

New Delhi, Feb 1 () Imposition of additional duty on cigarette by the government would increase pre…

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Health ministry wants you to stub that ‘sinful’ cigarette out! Expect hike in sin tax by 40% in Budget 2016

A report by the health ministry and WHO, 'Tobacco Taxes in India: An Empirical Analysis', states th…

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Punjab emerges as the hub for sale of illegal and cheap cigarettes

Official sources told IANS it seems the tax evasion by both the distributors is of nearly ₹50 …

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Big Chinese tobacco looks to go public in Hong Kong

The difficulty for the ruling Communist Party when facing up to the significance of smoking in the …

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Despite government efforts, 625,000 Indian children still use tobacco daily

The WHO’s Global Adult Tobacco Survey estimated that the total number of smokers in India fell by 8…