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[Asia] Over two million enrolled in India’s quit tobacco programme in a year, says WHO report

The WHO has said more than 20 lakh people enrolled themselves in the first year of a quit-tobacco initiative of the Indian government and also advocated harnessing mobile technology for personalised advice. Considering the high interest in quitting among
Indian Express
added Jul 24, 2017 15:34
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FDA Warning Wire: Corroded Equipment At Indian Drug Plant ($$)

[FDA]... and chastised an online e-cigarette store for selling to a minor.
Law360
added Jul 24, 2017 03:16
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[Asia] Over 2 million Indians registered for anti-tobacco programmes in 2016, says WHO

WHO has said more than 20 lakh people enrolled themselves in the first year of a quit- tobacco initiative of the Indian government and also advocated harnessing mobile technology for personalised advice. Considering the high interest in quitting among to
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 23, 2017 20:08
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[Asia, India] How a Delhi tobacco officer is taking on Marlboro

NEW DELHI: S. K. Arora spent more than three years trudging through the Indian summer heat and monsoon rains to inspect tobacco kiosks across this sprawling megacity, tearing down cigarette advertisements and handing out fines to store owners for putting
Times of India
added Jul 20, 2017 19:26
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Cigarette Makers Drag Indian Equities Lower on Surprise Tax Hike

Declines in India’s cigarette makers, led by ITC Ltd., sent the nation’s benchmark stock index to its steepest decline in seven months. The S&P BSE Sensex Index closed 1.1 percent lower, dropping from Monday’s record level. The benchmark has climbed to m
Bloomberg News
added Jul 18, 2017 14:10
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[Asia] Special Report: Philip Morris takes aim at young people in India, and health officials are fuming

Indian government officials say Philip Morris is using methods that flout the nation's tobacco-control regulations. These include tobacco shop displays as well as the free distribution of Marlboro – the world's best-selling cigarette brand – at nightclubs
Reuters
added Jul 18, 2017 14:08
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[Michigan] Tribe Urges Judge To Rethink Order In Tobacco Tax Challenge ($$)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is asking a Michigan federal judge to rethink his earlier ruling in favor of state tax authorities over claims involving tribal tobacco products, knocking his interpretation of a circuit court precedent.
Law360
added Jul 18, 2017 03:07
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[Michigan] Mich. Tribe Loses Some Claims In Tobacco Tax Challenge ($$)

he Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has lost out on some of its claims against Michigan tax authorities after a federal judge ruled that the state’s seizures of and tax levies on tobacco products fell in line with prior court rulings. U.S. District Judge Pa
Law360
added Jul 3, 2017 18:24
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[New York] Trucker Beats $1.3M Fine Over Unstamped Cigarettes In NY

The New York tax tribunal threw out a $1.26 million fine against a Native American truck driver who was transporting unstamped cigarettes to an Indian territory, finding the man was legally acting within the scope of his employment. The state’s tax divis
Law360
added Jun 30, 2017 03:48
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[Asia, India] LIC Thinks PIL Against Its Investments in Tobacco and ITC Is Frivolous

Kicking off a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against Life Insurance Corporation’s (LIC) investments in tobacco majors such as Indian Tobacco Company Ltd (ITC), LIC told the Bombay high court on Friday that the petition was “frivolous,” an “abuse o
The Wire (in)
added Jun 27, 2017 00:16
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