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[Asia] Indian Marlboro-maker falls amid government plan to ban FDI

Shares in India's licensed producer of Marlboro-branded cigarettes fell 17 per cent on Tuesday on news of a government plan to ban all foreign direct investment and licensing of foreign brands in the tobacco sector.
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 26, 2016 18:39
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[Asia] Officials in India are really sick and tired of their country's tobacco habit

The Indian government is also locked in a battle with the country's enormous tobacco companies over new regulations that stipulate that cigarette packets must be 80 percent covered by health warnings. Besides a line or two about the negative consequences
Washington Post
added Apr 18, 2016 23:01
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[Asia] Indian Tobacco Firms Halt Cigarette Output as They Fight New Warning Labels

One company says it is seeking clarity, while antismoking activists say the firms are exerting economic pressure on regulators
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 14, 2016 17:02
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[Asia] Will Indian Tobacco Firms Win Fight With Government Over Health Warnings?

Antismoking activists said the move was an attempt to put pressure on regulators by raising the economic stakes. The companies employ thousands of workers and buy tobacco from millions of farmers. Cigarette sales also are an important source of tax reven
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Apr 14, 2016 17:01
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[Asia] For the first time, an Indian cigarette brand will cover its packets with bigger health warnings

A 75- year-old cigarette maker has broken ranks with its peers to print larger health warnings on tobacco products as ordered by the Indian government. Golden Tobacco Company, the Gujarat-based manufacturer of Panama and Golden Gold Flake cigarettes, wi
Quartz
added Apr 13, 2016 14:44
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[Asia, India] Why cigarette packaging is getting more gory

Appearances count for a lot, when it comes to tobacco control. So it's not surprising that the government and Indian cigarette manufacturers are fighting over a few square inches on a packet. For decades, cigarettes have been sold with images of nonchal
Times of India
added Apr 11, 2016 04:09
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Asia's No. 2 Cigarette Maker Drops After Closing India Factories

ITC Ltd., Asia’s second-largest cigarette maker by market value, declined from a four-month high after shutting Indian factories in protest against a new government rule mandating bigger health warnings on its packs. Shares in the company part-owned by B
Bloomberg News
added Apr 4, 2016 18:20
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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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