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20 April 2012

CNS Daily Tobacco News Monitoring Report: 20 April 2012

Not-to-miss Tobacco News Today!
1- Law Min nod to ban FDI in wholesale tobacco trade
(Source: Business Standard, Mumbai, Maharashtra)
The law ministry has said it favours the commerce ministry’s move to ban foreign direct investment (FDI) in wholesale trading in tobacco.Read more
2- Tobacco giants fight Australia over labelling law
(Source: The Hindu, New Delhi, Delhi)
Tobacco companies accused the Australian government of destroying the worth of their trademarks by forcing them to strip logos off cigarette packs. Read more

Industry updates
1- ITC, the new hot stock on the block
(Source: IBN Live, Noida, Uttar Pradesh)
ITC is turning into a favourite of the Dalal Street. The cigarette maker, in which British American Tobacco owns a 25.4 percent stake, this week overtook traditional Reliance Industries as the biggest weighting in the Sensex. Read more
2- Briefly World: Tobacco giants fight Oz laws
(Source: The Indian Express, New Delhi, Delhi)
Tobacco companies accused the Australian government of destroying the worth of their trademarks by forcing them to strip logos off cigarette packs, during a court battle over the world’s toughest laws on cigarette promotion on Thursday. Read more
3- Strike from tomorrow will hit beedi production
(Source: Deccan Herald, Mangalore, Karnataka)
The members of South Canara, Udupi District Beedi Contractors’ Union, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District Beedi Contractors’ Association and Kasargod District Beedi Contractors have decided to take up strike and stop beedi production work from April 21 onwards. Read more
4- Tobacco giants fight Australia over labelling law
(Source: The Hindu, New Delhi, Delhi)
Tobacco companies accused the Australian government of destroying the worth of their trademarks by forcing them to strip logos off cigarette packs. Read more
5- Law Min nod to ban FDI in wholesale tobacco trade
(Source: Business Standard, Mumbai, Maharashtra)
The law ministry has said it favours the commerce ministry’s move to ban foreign direct investment (FDI) in wholesale trading in tobacco.Read more

Smoke free
1- If Madhya Pradesh Can Ban Chewing Tobacco Products, then why not Assam?
(Source: Assam Times, Guwahati, Assam)
MP has become the first state to use the FSSAI regulation to ban the sale and manufacture of products like gutka. Read more
2- Fine for running illegal hookah parlours to be increased: Maharashtra government 
(Source: NDTV, Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Maharashtra government has proposed a stringent fine against illegal hookah parlours.The proposal had been sent to the Law and Judiciary department. Read more
3- तम्बाकू बेचने वालों का सामान जब्त
(दैनिक जागरण, मोहाली, पंजाब)
रेड के दौरान अनाधिकृत तौर पर तंबाकू बेचने वाले लोगों का सामान जब्त किया गया तथा सार्वजनिक स्थलों पर तम्बाकूनोशी करने वालों के चालान भी काटे गए। आगे पढ़ें
4- गुटखा-बीड़ी की दो दुकानों के खिलाफ कार्रवाई
(दैनिक भास्कर, बस्सी, राजस्थान)
बस्सी के विद्या सागर स्कूल से 100मीटर की परिधि में गुटका बीड़ी की दुकान चलाने वाले सत्यनारायण बैरवा व तुलसी राम बैरवा के खिलाफ धूम्रपान अधिनियम के तहत मामला दर्ज कर गुटका बीड़ी को जब्त कर लिया। आगे पढ़ें
5- महाराष्ट्र में महंगा पड़ेगा हुक्का पीना
(वेब दुनिया, मुंबई, महाराष्ट्र)
महाराष्ट्र सरकार ने राज्य में तेजी से बढ़ रहे अवैध हुक्का पॉर्लरों पर शिकंजा कसते हुए उन पर जुर्माना राशि बढ़ाने का प्रस्ताव रखा है। आगे पढ़ें

Tobacco and health
1- Ready to sip on the nicotini?
(Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Delhi)
It's tobacco, the devil that's trending in the alcoholic beverage category. First made by a group of Floridian cocktail makers who created the tobacco-spiked beverages to defy a smoking ban. Read more

Others(Pictorial warning, Tax and price, Tobacco advertisement, etc.)
1- Cancer rising among India's youth
(Source: Deccan Chronicle, New Delhi, Delhi)
More youngsters are developing cancer in India, doctors said at a conference here on Thursday. However, most of those affected by the disease remain ignorant about it, which leads to delays in diagnosis and treatment, they said. Read more
2- Decoding the politics of bidi
(Source: Daily News and Analysis(DNA), Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Maharashtra finance minister Ajit Pawar reversed the tax of 7.5% reduction in VAT on bidis and unprocessed tobacco. In the budget, a VAT of 12.5% was levied on bidis, and 20% on tobacco. Read more
3- Big tobacco groups fear spread of plain packaging
(Source: Reuters India, New Delhi, Delhi)
The world's top tobacco groups fear if new rules on plain packaging take hold in Australia and Britain they may spread to higher growth and potentially more lucrative emerging markets and put a curb on their future profits growth. Read more
4- Madonna 'unhappy about daughter Lourdes smoking habit'
(Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Delhi)
Madonna has revealed that she was not happy when she saw pictures of her daughter Lourdes puffing on a cigarette in NYC. Read more

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