Ban all cigarettes: NGOs may move SC seeking ban after govt outlaws e-cigarettes
Monday, December 2, 2019, 8:25 AM
After the government prohibited electronic cigarettes citing health risks, two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are planning to move the Supreme Court (SC) seeking a ban on conventional cigarettes, arguing they are more harmful, and other carcinogenic tobacco products. The NGOs said they have approached senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan and he has agreed to take up their case.
British American Tobacco plans to cut 2,300 jobs by Jan 2020
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:33 PM
British American Tobacco Plc said on Thursday it would lay off 2,300 employees globally by January, about 4% of its workforce, as the world's second largest tobacco company by sales focuses on newer smoking options such as e-cigarettes. More than 20% of its senior roles will be affected as the maker of Lucky Strike and Dunhill cigarettes eliminates duplicate roles and consolidates business units.