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Budget 2014: Jaitley to improve fiscal health by taxing aerated drinks, unhealthy cigarettes

Jul 11, 2014

Budget 2014: Jaitley to improve fiscal health by taxing aerated drinks, unhealthy cigarettes

Emulating the US system of taxing aerated drinks, the Finance Minister also chose to target aerated drinks but only those that contain sugar, sparing fruit juices and other aerated drinks like soda.
#Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #Tax #tobacco products #Common man #Union Budget #Cigarettes #excise duty #gutkha #Dr harsh Vardhan #Budget 2014 #aerated drinks #Medical Costs
Budget 2014: Achche din aane wale hain, but terms and conditions apply

Jul 10, 2014

Budget 2014: Achche din aane wale hain, but terms and conditions apply

The promise is only that achche din aane wale hain. There has been no specific date attached to the statement. #Agriculture #Tax #Cigarettes #Liquor #Budget 2014
Higher tax on cigarettes: Won't save lives, will just fill govt coffers

Jul 09, 2014

Higher tax on cigarettes: Won't save lives, will just fill govt coffers

Studies have shown that in a country like India increasing tax on cigarettes hardly deters smokers. And since smokers pay a higher amount for each cigarette, it just gives more revenue to the government. #HowThisWorks #India #Tax #Revenue #Harsh Vardhan #Budget 2014 #taxes on cigarettes #tax on cigarettes
Cherry Crush or Vanilla Dream? The e-cigarettes US senators hate

Jun 20, 2014

Cherry Crush or Vanilla Dream? The e-cigarettes US senators hate

US senators ripped at electronic cigarette makers for their aggressive marketing campaigns to lure youths that have drawn parallels to those once used by Big Tobacco. #United States #Smoking #Cigarettes #Nicotine #E-cigarettes
Raise tobacco taxes to 65%, NGO to government

May 31, 2014

Raise tobacco taxes to 65%, NGO to government

In order to deter youngsters from taking to tobacco, an NGO on Saturday urged the West Bengal and central government to increase tobacco taxes to 65 percent. #NewsTracker #WHO #Tobacco #World No Tobacco Day #Anti-tobacco campaign #COTPA #NGO MANT #Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 #bidi #tobacco taxes

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Raise tobacco taxes to 65%, NGO to government

Jul 11, 2014

DealBook: How Disruptive Technology Is Spurring Tobacco Merger Talks

E-cigarettes are the next big thing. Or maybe a meaningless fad. But in a declining market, these companies can’t take a chance and need to fear technological destruction, writes the Deal Professor, Steven Davidoff Solomon...
Raise tobacco taxes to 65%, NGO to government

Jul 11, 2014

Cigarette giant Reynolds American in talks to acquire rival Lorillard

Cigarette-maker Reynolds American Inc. said it’s in talks to acquire Lorillard Inc., a deal that would combine the nation’s second- and third-largest tobacco firms... #Reynolds American, Inc. #Lorillard Tobacco Company
Raise tobacco taxes to 65%, NGO to government

Jul 11, 2014

DealBook: Reynolds in Talks to Acquire Lorillard in Merger of Tobacco Rivals

Confronting a shrinking market of smokers, a deal would unite some of the best-selling brands in cigarettes, including Camel and Newport... #Lorillard Tobacco Company #British American Tobacco