This information is for you if you smoke and prefer to buy single cigarettes. To reduce the use of tobacco products, the government intends to ban the selling of single cigarettes. In order to reduce tobacco use, the Standing Committee of Parliament reportedly advised against selling single cigarettes.
The committee believes that the tobacco control campaign is being harmed by the selling of single cigarettes. The group has also advocated for the elimination of smoking areas throughout all airports.
The government of India should implement a 75% GST on tobacco goods in accordance with WHO recommendations. The country imposes a 22% GST on bidis, a 53% GST on cigarettes, and a 64% GST on smokeless tobacco, according the most recent tax slabs. The standing committee has noted that the tax on tobacco goods has not increased significantly despite the introduction of the GST.
Around 3.5 lakh people in India lose their lives to smoking each year. Smoking is already prohibited in public places in India. A fine of up to Rs 200 may be imposed for breaching the law. The government has also outlawed tobacco product advertisements.