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[Asia] World No Tobacco Day – 52.3% Indians exposed to second hand smoke at home

According to the recently released Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-India 2010), 52.3% of the Indian population is exposed to secondhand smoke at home, 29.9% at workplace and 29% at public places. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, includ
The Health Site (in)
added May 30, 2016 14:42

[Asia] Indian Medical Groups: Smoking Should Be Banned in Films

Two major medical groups in India are calling on Bollywood’s film industry to stop showing smoking in films entirely, arguing that existing on-screen warnings have little effect. It’s one of many firm stances the the Indian Medical Association and the Hea
Associations Now (ASAE)
added May 29, 2016 20:06

[Michigan] Mich. Tribe Sues State Over Taxes, Tobacco Raids ($$)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community on Friday hit state officials with a lawsuit in Michigan federal court, accusing the state of levying taxes in violation of federal and state laws, unlawfully seizing its property and infringing on its sovereign immunity.
added May 25, 2016 04:11

[UK] Women smokers linked to rise in lung cancer as figures show tobacco products cause 30% of cancerous tumors in India

lung cancer and cervical cancer are still the most common cancers in the country. The latest report compiled from cancer registries across India by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed that tobacco accounts for around a third (30 pe
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 19, 2016 22:33

[Asia, India] SC orders tobacco industry to put bigger warning sign on packs

The direction comes a month after Indian cigarette-makers halted production over government rules that require pictorial health warnings to cover 85% of the front as well as back of a pack. Instead the top court transferred all these pending cases to the
added May 16, 2016 14:19

[Asia, India] SINGH: Here's Why IMA's White Paper on e-Cigarettes Seems Misleading & Possibly Flawed (Part I)

On 10th May 2016, the Indian Medical Association or IMA, which is a voluntary organization for representative, national voluntary organization of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine in India, released a controversial white paper on electronic
Entrepreneur Magazine
added May 12, 2016 19:57

[Asia] Reconsider 85 percent pictorial warning on tobacco packs, India Inc. tells government

Two of India's major business forums - the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have joined hands to categorically tell the Centre that there is a serious need to reconsider moves to
ANI (in)
added May 12, 2016 15:28

[Asia, India] IMA condemns use and sale of e-cigarettes

the Indian Medical Association is running a mass awareness campaign educating the masses about the dangers of e-cigarettes and dispelling common myths, which state that e-cigarettes are safe and nicotine free.
merinews (in)
added May 11, 2016 12:38

[Asia] India's largest cigarette maker to print larger warnings on packs after SC ruling

After a two-month-long showdown with the government, Indian tobacco companies have finally decided to print larger health warnings on both sides of cigarette packs. India's largest tobacco product maker, ITC Ltd., said on Sunday that the company will be
International Business Times
added May 9, 2016 13:56

[Asia, India] Govt should not terrorise cigarette buyers, says ITC chief Deveshwar

Diversified Indian business conglomerate ITC's chairman, Y C Deveshwar, on Friday said the government must have a 25-year plan to curtail smoking as there were 48 million people dependent on the tobacco sector and they would have to get alternative emplo
Business Standard (in)
added May 1, 2016 20:41
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