Daily Archives: December 29, 2011

Restaurant smoke law gets tougher

RESTAURANTS will be considered entirely tobacco-free if the owners don’t separate smoking and non-smoking areas, according to a new rule to tighten smoking control in local eateries.

Modi hints at higher taxes on tobacco products

Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said here on Wednesday that taxes would be hiked on tobacco products and pan masala in a bid to discourage their use as they cause cancer. Stressing the need for an intensive campaign against the use of tobacco and tobacco products, he said an inter-departmental committee would be set up for reducing their use.

Tobacco growing districts to get Rs236m uplift fund

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will spend Rs236.5 million tobacco cess proceeds on development projects in seven tobacco growing districts of the province.