Strengthening Tobacco Control Laws for an India After COVID-19

1 February 2021 The Wire Earlier last month, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare placed in the public domain the ‘Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) (Amendment) Bill 2020‘ for pre-legislative consultations. If passed by parliament, it will be one of the first […]

Why Big Tobacco sponsors Formula 1

May 2, 2020 ASH UK The tobacco industry first used Formula 1 racing as an advertising platform in the late 1960s, keen to associate its tobacco brands with the glamour of the sport and its drivers. It’s only a surprise it took so long, given the promotional opportunities provided by the venues, the vehicles and […]

‘Be careful’: Press Council of India pulls up Times of India for advertising tobacco and paan masala

November 3, 2020 Authors: Anna PriyadarshiniNewslaundry The warning is the culmination of a three-year feud between the newspaper and Delhi’s Directorate General of Health Services. Last month, the Press Council of India told the Times of India that the newspaper needs to be “careful” and “refrain” from publishing advertisements for tobacco and paan masala products. The statement, […]