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Man arrested for stealing cigarettes worth Rs3.5mn

ALWAR: Indian police have claimed to have arrested a fugitive involved in stealing cigarettes worth Rs3.5 million in Rajasthan. The arrest was made by the...

IMF conditions: Govt increases duty on cigarettes, GST raised to 18%

ISLAMABAD: In a late-night move, the federal government on Tuesday enhanced taxes on cigarettes with immediate effect to collect Rs115 billion out of the...

FBR seizes non-custom paid cigarettes in Karachi

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday seized 42 cartons of non-custom paid cigarettes in Karachi. The FBR team raided a godown located...

New Zealand’s smoking ban overlooks worry about growing youth vaping

WELLINGTON: Surging interest in vaping among young New Zealanders may undermine a government crackdown on the tobacco industry and its aim to get people...

LHC moved against sale of cigarettes near educational institutions

The hearing was adjourned until February 4

Tobacco kills over 160,000 people every year in Pakistan: Zafar Mirza

Zafar Mirza said that around 1200 children aging between six to 15 years start smoking cigarettes on daily basis in Pakistan.

ASF announces foiling bids to smuggle cigarettes from Islamabad airport

The ASF recovered 41 cartons of cigarettes from three passengers at Islamabad International Airport.

FBR curb on counterfeit cigarettes, sellers’ continues

Federal Board of Revenue's (FBR) crackdown against the traders and businessmen involved in selling of counterfeit cigarettes continued on Tuesday

‘Turning point’ as number of male smokers drops: WHO

The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been steadily declining for years. But tobacco use among males

ASF foils bid to smuggle non-custom paid cigarettes at Lahore airport

The passenger was later allowed to travel to his destination.

PM orders countrywide crackdown on illegal import of cigarettes

The illegal imports of cigarettes annually cause a loss of Rs35 billion to the national kitty. 

PTI doubled the health budget from the past: Dr Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Health Dr Zafar Mirza today (Saturday) claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had doubled the health budget compared to the past, ARY News reported.

Smoking increases chances cancer will not have a good response to chemotherapy

“Chemicals from cigarette smoke affect virtually all cells in the body, including cancer cells,

Kids encouraged to smoke cigarettes in Portuguese festival

LISBON: Bagpipes, drums -- and kids smoking cigarettes: in this Portuguese village, locals celebrate the Christian festival of Epiphany in a fashion that raises...

Govt decides to levy ‘Gunah Tax’ on carbonated drinks: sources

ISLAMABAD: In an effort to encourage healthy lifestyle, the federal government is planning to impose 'Gunah Tax' on carbonated drinks after cigarettes, said sources. According...

Few smokers know about added sugar in cigarettes

CALIFORNIA: Very few smokers know there is sugar added to cigarettes, a new survey suggests. In addition, very few realize that added sugar increases toxins...

US court dismisses lawsuit against FedEx over cigarettes

NEW YORK: A federal judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday against FedEx Corp in which New York state and New York...

Pakistan ignored proposed tobacco health warnings after foreign lobbying

ISLAMABAD: Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan’s government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, in what...

US to slash nicotine in cigarettes in a ‘historic move’

WASHINGTON: US regulators Thursday opened the door to slashing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes in order to make them less addictive, a move...

Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes in Vatican on health grounds

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican from next year because of health concerns, a...