Farmers’ profits undercut by Big Tobacco

With the increase in labour, fertilizers and other costs, farmers incur losses as they fail to get good prices.  Mysuru: Tobacco farmers incur losses each year during the auction that takes place between September and March, as they don’t get good prices for what they grow.  Farmers contend that corporations in the auction quote very […]

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No warning signs on cigarette packs; a visual treat for smokers

Smokers and sellers take surprisingly bold risks by trading illegal cigarettes in the city. By Apoorva GS You take a pack of cigarettes, you look at the pictorial health warning, you roll it over and you see the same warning again. With utter disgust, you pick one cigarette and you keep the pack away from […]

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Educational Institutes still surrounded by alcohol shops

Cigarette and alcohol shops continue to run within 100 yards of educational institutions. By Bibek Baidya Alcohol and Cigarette sale continue within 100 yards of educational institutions in Bangalore even after the 2003 High Court ban order.    According to the Section 6 of Cigarette and other tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of […]

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