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HC rejects PIL against Dhanush-starrer 'Velaiyilla Pattathari'

Aug 14, 2014

HC rejects PIL against Dhanush-starrer 'Velaiyilla Pattathari'

The Madras High Court today refused to entertain a PIL against Tamil film "Velaiyilla Pattathari" stating that "every citizen cannot become a super Censor Board or a super authority in the form of petitioning the court. #NewsTracker #Dhanush #Velaiyilla Pattathari #Tamil Nadu People's Forum for Tobacco Control
Assam Budget ups professional tax exemption limit by Rs 80,000

Aug 11, 2014

Assam Budget ups professional tax exemption limit by Rs 80,000

The chief minister, however, increased the Value Added Tax rates on motor parts, natural gas and smoking tobacco, besides levying an entry duty on imported products from neighbouring countries. #Economy #NewsTracker #Tarun Gogoi #Natural gas #Value added tax #States #Assam Budget 2014 #Professional tax #Motor parts #Smoking tobacco
Drugmakers using tobacco-derived 'plantibodies' to fight Ebola

Aug 06, 2014

Drugmakers using tobacco-derived 'plantibodies' to fight Ebola

A competing approach called molecular "pharming" uses a plant instead of bacteria. In the case of the Ebola treatment, Mapp uses the common tobacco plant, Nicotiana benthanmianas. #NewsTracker #WHO #Tobacco #Liberia #West Africa #epidemic #Sierra Leone #Mapp Biopharmaceutical #Kentucky Bioprocessing #Pentagon. Ebola #Reynolds American
Budget 2014: Here's why govt decided to make you pay more for soft drinks, cigarettes

Jul 14, 2014

Budget 2014: Here's why govt decided to make you pay more for soft drinks, cigarettes

The duty increase on cigarettes is the steepest, from 11 percent to 72 percent.The total excise on soft drinks now stands at 17 percent from 12 percent earlier. #India #Arun Jaitley #GST #Tobacco #Cigarette #DTC #Gaar #soft drinks #Budget2014
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

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

Sep 17, 2014

Soda makers headed down same road as tobacco: analyst

Soda makers, which have seen sales in the US fall for nine straight years, appear more like this generation’s cigarette sector, one Wall Street report contends. Both sectors are under.....
Budget 2014: Jaitley to improve fiscal health by taxing aerated drinks, unhealthy cigarettes

Sep 19, 2014

E-cigs, party buses, ambulance response among issues for B.C. cities at UBCM

The growing popularity of "vaping" with electronic cigarettes instead of smoking tobacco is among the topics up for debate at next week's Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. Harrison Hot Springs has a resolution before the annual gathering of ma...
Budget 2014: Jaitley to improve fiscal health by taxing aerated drinks, unhealthy cigarettes

Sep 18, 2014

'Altina' a straightforward tribute to Altina Schinasi

Altina Schinasi was a tobacco heiress, artist, activist, filmmaker and 20th century zelig. Her life is explored in the doc 'Altina,' but it's more pop vanity project than dissection. Altina Schinasi was a tobacco heiress, artist, activist, filmmaker ...