Since the early '60s, medical research and public information campaigns have exposed the dangers -- passive and active -- of tobacco smoke. The resulting public paranoia led to the number of smokers

With mounting domestic and international pressure, Indian tobacco products may soon go up in smoke

With a view to check the smoking menace, the Delhi High Court has issued show-cause notices to the Central and the Delhi governments. They have been asked to explain why a petition seeking the ban of

The world's largest exporter of flue-cured tobacco last year, is confident of getting higher prices on the international market this season despite an aggressive worldwide anti-smoking lobby. The

This is a classic case of perverting dialectics: the coming together of class enemies in a smoking party. Leading cigarette manufacturers of the country are orchestrating a high profile public

President Boris Yeltsin has sent Russia's advertising industry reeling by banning tobacco and alcohol advertisements. In the last 3 years Russia's advertising market has seen media organisations

In a bid to woo the big industry, the West Bengal government will withdraw the 10 per cent luxury tax on cigarettes before the next budget. Keen to give a push to industrialisation, the state

China's recent decision to ban tobacco advertising may send the ambitions of international cigarette giants up in spoke. With a population of nearly 1.2 billion and one of every three smokers in the

Voluntary organisations and activists campaigning against the use of tobacco received a massive boost during the 16th International Cancer Congress held in Delhi last fortnight. The Congress focused

While the anti-tobacco lobby in India is euphoric about the government's proposed ban on tobacco advertisements in the country (Down To Earth, Vol 3 No 3), Members of Parliament from Andhra Pradesh