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Lockdown puff: Cigarette prices on fire, thanks to black marketers
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Lockdown puff: Cigarette prices on fire, thanks to black marketers

April 30, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: While the price of essential commodities are being monitored, liquor and cigarettes do not come under essential commodities, and so traders are charging exorbitant prices for the same. They are being sold at over 50-80 percent above the MRP. In India most smokers buy cigarettes as singles or loose cigarettes but now only packs…

18? You can’t buy cigarettes
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18? You can’t buy cigarettes

February 24, 2020

Health Ministry plans to increase legal age for tobacco consumption from 18 to 21 years New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry is mulling to increase the legal age for tobacco consumption from 18 to 21 years as part of its efforts to strengthen the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). A…

Karnataka bans sale of loose cigarettes
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Karnataka bans sale of loose cigarettes

September 28, 2017

Bengaluru: In a move aimed at discouraging consumption of tobacco, which is identified with long-term health risks, the State Government has banned the sale of loose cigarettes, beedis and chewing tobacco products. A notification issued by the Under Secretary to the Department of Health and Family Welfare states that sale of loose cigarettes, beedis and…

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