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[Asia, India] Tobacco industry dissatisfied over non-inclusion in FCTC COP 7

“It is unfortunate that the industry stakeholders and tobacco farmers whose livelihood will be affected by the decisions at this conference have not been allowed to participate in the conference. It is disappointing that WHO and the Indian government did
Times of India
added Nov 10, 2016 23:35
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[Asia, India] Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Meets in New Delhi for the Seventh Time

Dr Oleg Salagay of the Russian Federation chaired the session in his capacity as President of the COP and H.E. Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, delivered an opening speech welcoming delegates and observers to the
All-Africa.com
added Nov 9, 2016 12:23
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[Asia, India] Delhi under cloud of smog, considers traffic measures to ease pollution

A million school children were forced to stay at home, thousands of employees reported sick and long queues formed outside shops selling face masks on Monday as New Delhi struggled with its worst pollution for nearly 20 years. The Indian capital's gover
Reuters
added Nov 8, 2016 23:02
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[Asia, India] SCIENTISTS URGE CENTRE FOR POLICY TO HELP QUIT SMOKING

Ahead of the 7th Conference of Parties meeting of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC), two top Indian scientists have asked the central government to formulate a policy that can help people to quit smoking
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 8, 2016 22:52
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[Asia, India] Smoking warning as researchers reveal 'largest preventable cause of disease on the planet' kills six million people a year

if current trends continue, the World Health Organization predicts more than 1 billion tobacco-related deaths this century. Starting Monday, representatives from at least 178 countries are meeting for five days in the Indian capital to discuss how they
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 7, 2016 18:42
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[Asia] Indian network challenges official OK for CSR by tobacco industry

A multi-faceted campaign by a tobacco control organization has put the brakes on a plan to permit so-called ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) activities by the tobacco industry in India. Three years after the Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:54
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[New York] NY authorities seek $872 mln fine on UPS for cigarette shipments

urged a federal judge on Wednesday to impose a fine of $872 million against United Parcel Service for delivering untaxed cigarettes from smoke shops on Indian reservations. The closing arguments came in a lawsuit over whether UPS illegally shipped more t
Reuters
added Nov 3, 2016 16:41
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[New York] NY authorities seek $872 mln fine on UPS for cigarette shipments

New York city and state authorities urged a federal judge on Wednesday to impose a fine of $872 million against United Parcel Service for allegedly delivering untaxed cigarettes from smoke shops on Indian reservations. The closing arguments came in a la
Reuters
added Nov 2, 2016 20:26
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[Asia] Indian cigarette maker ITC criticizes big health warnings on packs

"There is no evidence to suggest that cigarette smoking would cause the diseases depicted in the pictures or that large GHW (graphic health warnings) will lead to reduction in consumption," ITC said in a statement filed to the Indian stock exchanges. It
Reuters
added Oct 26, 2016 14:24
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[Asia] Pierce Brosnan Slammed for Controversial Indian Breath Freshener Ad

According to Advertising Age India, the Delhi government requested Bollywood stars not to endorse pan masala. “Even if these pan masalas do not contain tobacco or nicotine, they surely contain areca nuts [known as “supari” in Hindi] and now there are a l
People Magazine
added Oct 10, 2016 16:51
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