At the start of the year, Hawai‘i became the first state in the country to raise the smoking age to 21. Reducing smoking has become a policy goal for governments around the world. That includes India—where progress is showing up in some unusual places. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
The corporate earnings of India’s largest publicly-traded tobacco company have disappointed investors and cheered anti-smoking activists. ITC Limited fell short of analysts’ expectations, saying the cigarette business in India remains under “severe pressure.”