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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

Aug 26, 2014

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors...
Budget 2014: Jaitley to improve fiscal health by taxing aerated drinks, unhealthy cigarettes

Aug 26, 2014

How Big Data Is Like Big Tobacco – Part 1

By Tim Walsh, Global Vice President, Customer Engagement and Commerce, SAP We are now ending the lust phase of our relationship with big data. Thank God. The next phase promises to be equally exciting, albeit considerably more turbulent. Some maturit... #Jeffrey Wigand #Facebook
Budget 2014: Jaitley to improve fiscal health by taxing aerated drinks, unhealthy cigarettes

Aug 20, 2014

Curt Schilling Battles Mouth Cancer; Blames Chewing Tobacco

"I do believe, without a doubt, unquestionably that chewing was what gave me cancer," the former major league pitcher say... #Jeffrey Wigand #Facebook