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[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

[Asia] 48% of Indian males consume tobacco, government says

Nearly 35 per cent or 27.5 crore adults in India consume tobacco in some form or the other and the prevalence among males is 48 per cent, while in females it is 20 per cent, Lok Sabha was told on Friday.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 30, 2016 19:29

[Asia] SULLUM: Indian Merchant Gets Three Years of 'Rigorous Imprisonment' for Selling E-Cigarettes

What's farcical is Lal's implication that nicotine, as opposed to the myriad toxins and carcinogens produced by tobacco combustion, is the main source of smoking-related disease. It is indisputable that e-cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco and do n
Reason Magazine
added Apr 27, 2016 16:36

[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

[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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