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Kids of ’90s will remember these ‘cigarettes’ fondly, despite its controversial, unhealthy tag

Over the years, Phantom sweet cigarettes have been called out for promoting smoking in children and being very unhealthy due to the high sugar content.
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How smokers are getting by without cigarettes in Covid-19 lockdown (it’s helping many quit)

Many smokers are struggling to get their daily dose of nicotine amid the lockdown. While some are grappling with withdrawal, others are using the chance to kick the butt.
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After decaf and low-sugar drinks, it’s time for low-nicotine cigarettes

A New York-based company is seeking FDA's nod to market cigarettes with 95% less nicotine than conventional ones.
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New research shows what happens to your lung cells as soon as you quit smoking

A new study has uncovered that in people who no longer smoke, the body replenishes the airways with normal cells that help protect the lungs better.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman before entering the Parliament to present the Budget on 1 February

Electrical goods and tobacco to get costlier, raw sugar and tuna bait cheaper

The relative change in price of these products is due to custom duties and taxes imposed by the central government
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Govt has banned vapes, but owns 28% of ITC – India’s biggest cigarette maker

The Union government and state-owned companies together held a 28.64 per cent stake in ITC as of June end.   
Schools in rural China are being sponsored by tobacco companies

Tobacco companies in China are opening schools, and the Chinese welcome it

Many such ‘tobacco schools’ were built following the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008.
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Modi govt takes U-turn on e-cigarettes, says no plan to ban import

But minister tells Lok Sabha that e-cigarettes are harmful for both active and passive users.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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