Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicTobacco industry

Topic: tobacco industry

SubscriberWrites: Facebook controversy of 2021 is a throwback to the Big Tobacco fiasco of the 90s

Subscribers write back with their views on the most urgent issues of the day.

Study claiming smoking prevents Covid taken down, researchers linked with tobacco industry

Study published in European Respiratory Journal in July 2020 joined a series of studies that generated a worldwide flurry of interest, but last month the journal published a retraction.

Tobacco killed 500,000 Americans in 2020 — same as the pandemic

A potential solution to tobacco-related deaths is a corporate ‘death penalty’.

India’s Tobacco Control Act must be amended, should recognise WHO guidelines, says report

The 50-page report, which was submitted to the Ministry of Health, highlights ‘glaring gaps’ such as allowing smoking in designated areas and the sale of single stick cigarettes.

RSS affiliate to Modi govt: Withdraw pictorial warning order or face beedi industry shutdown

BMS says govt’s 13 April order making it mandatory to carry pictorial warnings on beedi bundles from 1 September will hit industry hard at a ‘most inopportune’ time.

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.

Gutkha is banned but nobody seems to know that in the Indian capital

In 2002, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of gutkha. Despite the ban, gutkha is easily available in shops today and most shopkeepers are totally unaware of the law. 

Battleground for tobacco control is in emerging markets like India

WTO has upheld Australia’s plain-packaging laws. But emerging markets may still deliver a new generation of addicts.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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