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[Asia] Indian cigarette makers halt production over health warning rules

Indian cigarette makers including ITC Ltd, part-owned by British American Tobacco, suspended production on Friday over what they said was ambiguity in the government's new health warning rules for packs, a leading industry body said. Rules that mandated
Reuters
added Apr 1, 2016 16:24
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[Asia] Tobacco use in India: How laws and awareness campaigns are empowering the public

This article will highlight the risk factors for oral cancer in the Indian population, as well as what is being done to educate the public and prevent or intervene early in oral cancer. In India, as reported by Pankaj Chaturvedi at the Global Oral Cancer
DentistryIQ (PennWell Dental Group)
added Mar 31, 2016 23:01
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Indian Policy Makers Try to Weaken Graphic Health Warnings in Favor of Industry Profits – Again!

A committee of Indian parliamentarians heavily influenced by the tobacco industry has recommended that increased graphic health warnings championed by the Ministry of Health be reduced in size. India’s Daily Mail called the committee’s report “an unabash
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 25, 2016 13:08
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Croatian e-Cigarettes for German, Indian and US Markets

Elda, a company from Nova Gradiška, and Europe's largest manufacturer of liquid for electronic cigarettes, has recently opened a branch office in Stuttgart, reports Večernji List on March 19, 2016. The distribution from this successful small company cur
Total Croatia News (hr)
added Mar 19, 2016 18:50
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ClearWay Minnesota(SM) funds new research grants

a study simulating the effect of policies restricting the sale of menthol tobacco products ... a study to examine use of menthol-flavored e-cigarettes...a study on policies regarding commercial tobacco marketing on American Indian reservations
PR Newswire
added Mar 17, 2016 20:31
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[Asia, India] Medical bodies for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Indian Dental Association, The Association of Physicians of India, and Commonwealth Medical Association Trust have written to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to stand ground on timely implementation of the large-sized, g
The Hindu Online (in)
added Mar 13, 2016 17:33
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[Asia, India] MPs bat for tobacco lobby on pictorial warnings

Ahead of the April 1 deadline for increasing pictorial warnings on cigarette and beedi packets from present 40 to 85%, the panel suggested that it should be 50% instead, as "the proposed graphic warnings have potential to severely affect Indian farmers a
Times of India
added Mar 12, 2016 16:17
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India MPs to seek smaller health warnings on cigarette packs: sources

A panel of Indian lawmakers will call for smaller health warnings on cigarette packs, saying the government's requirement of 85 percent of surface area is too harsh on the tobacco industry, sources who have seen the panel's draft report said. The decisi
Reuters
added Mar 11, 2016 19:05
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[Asia, India] MURUKUTLA: To reduce NCDS, we must reduce tobacco use

All medical professionals are encouraged to support calls for government to run more national anti-tobacco campaigns alongside the adoption of large graphic warnings on tobacco packs, so every Indian has a fairer chance of a better-informed, heathier, tob
Times of India
added Mar 10, 2016 15:29
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Male Smokers In India Increased By More Than A Third Since ’98

according to a study published in BMJ Global Health. The study also found that cigarettes were replacing the traditional bidi, a small, inexpensive Indian cigarette, possibly due to substantially higher income in India and population growth. China is the
Asian Scientist (sg)
added Mar 8, 2016 04:38
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