July 4, 2005: Hemant Goswami
writes an open letter to Shekhar Gupta, the Editor-in-Chief of Indian Express on
the tobacco issue. The letter is a result of a campaign by the media to belittle
the move of banning tobacco in the mass media.
Burning Brain Society releases
the book "The Tobacco Menace." The book is
available in E-Book format too and is free
for download. Grab your copy now. Download [PDF
file: 379 Kb]
June 16, 2005:
The amendment to "Tobacco Rules" which
spells the end of tobacco glorification:
Cigarette and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of
Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and
Distribution) Rules, 2005. Read the complete rules
June 11, 2005:
part of Burning Brain's "World No Tobacco Day" initiatives BBS sends another 40
memorandums to all State Chief's to regulate tobacco by licensing all vendors.
All letters available online.
An article in support of the recent move by Dr. Ambumani Ramadoss; the health
Minister for Union of India.
Saving a million lives
with one stroke. Read
2005: Union Ministry for Health resolves to block all tobacco scenes from the movies.
A commitment to stop the surrogate promotion of tobacco products is also there
in the form of rules drafted under COTPA. How
BBS communications over the last year made
the difference? This is certainly mother of all victories.
Read the newsletter of June 2005.
May 30, 2005: Burning brain Society receives a commitment from
the Censor Board to delete all smoking related scenes from the movies. It
commits to block all forms of tobacco brand promotions in response to
our recent communication.
letter by CFCB.
May 28, 2005:
Workshop for Health Workers and Change Managers regarding their role in bringing
a social change vis-a-vis the tobacco menace concludes.
Read the report.
April 26, 2005:
Burning Brain Society
Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss,
Minister of Health; Mr. Jaipal Reddy, Minister of Information & Broadcasting and
Ms. Sharmila Tagore, Chief of the Censor Board of India to stop
promotion of tobacco products in the Broadcast media and movies.
Read the communication.
April 5, 2005:
Burning Brain Society
conducted another seminar for youngsters on the "Menace of Tobacco."
March 30, 2005:
Brain Society made yet another difference in its fight against tobacco.
Oberoi returned the tobacco named "Red and White prize" to Godfrey Phillips
March 23, 2005:
Vivek Oberoi, the film actor was given the no-tobacco day award by WHO in
recognition of his stand against tobacco. What an irony, on 21st of March 2005
the same man, Vivek Oberoi, accepted an award in the name of a cigarette brand,
"Red & White" from a tobacco company promoting the trade mark/name of their
Read the details.
Burning Brain files a
Public Interest Petition for taking action against the tobacco companies engaged
in surrogate form of publicity of their tobacco products targeted at youngsters.
Read the petition as filed by Burning Brain
Result of online poll by Burning Brain Society, now published.
View the poll results.
ITC Ltd. asked to withdraw stocks worth 700 million:
courtesy Burning Brain Society.