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[Asia] Tobacco Consumption High among Indian Females: Government

The use of smokeless forms of tobacco is more prevalent (18.4 percent) among females than smoking forms (2.9 percent), Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan pointed out in Rajya Sabha. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (
International Business Times
added Jul 29, 2014 01:46

[Asia] APTRA hits out at Indian regulator over tobacco rules

The Indian inbound duty-free tobacco allowance could be cut by half The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has responded to the move by the Indian government to cut the inbound duty-free tobacco allowance by half as reported yesterday on DFN
DFNI (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 19:01

[Asia] Indian Smokers Feel Burned by the Budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the budget speech that he had to “mobilize resources” after announcing a host of tax cuts on everything from coal to cathode-ray televisions. Taxes on the manufacturing of cigarettes will go up “in the range of 11%
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Jul 11, 2014 07:46

[Minnesota] AUDIO: At highest risk for cancer, American Indians struggle to change lifestyles

Cancer has devastated Minnesota's American Indian population... While the statistics are grim, they are not immutable. Striking new research has revealed that more than half of the state's American Indians smoke. Their smoking rate is so high it likely e
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jul 8, 2014 14:05

[Indiana] LETTER: Indy smoking ban is unconstitutional

Indy Tavern League has challenged the Indianapolis smoking ban ... the reason the Evansville smoking ban was deemed unconstitutional was because it did not treat all Indiana citizens the same....filed a motion in Marion County court asking that the Indian
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Jul 4, 2014 11:12

MIHM: How Indians Became America's Favorite Marketing Tool

advertising and packaging of countless tobacco companies in late-19th-century America, including Black Hawk Cigars, Red Indian Cut Plug Tobacco, Indian Girl Chewing Tobacco...Natural American Spirit cigarettes, which promise "100% Additive-Free Tobacco.")
Bloomberg View
added Jun 25, 2014 10:31

Kolkata Has Highest Rate Of Smokers Among Indian Cities

The capital city of eastern state of West Bengal has the highest rate of cigarette consumption among India's cities, a survey has found. Consumers in Kolkata smoke an average of nine to 10 cigarettes in a day compared to six to seven cigarettes by Mumbai
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Jun 16, 2014 09:42

Smoking kills - Seychelles enforces regulation for health warnings on tobacco products

As of this weekend, all importers and manufacturers of cigarettes and other tobacco products in Indian Ocean island nation have to ensure that these products display health warnings. The measures took effect on Saturday May 31, and put into practice th
Seychelles News Agency (sc)
added Jun 1, 2014 08:19

[Asia, India] Documentary on economic, health impact of tobacco

ministry of health and family welfare along with the World Lung Foundation has unveiled a documentary that shows the effect of tobacco on the lives of Indian citizens. The documentary named "The Price We Pay", launched on the eve of World Tobacco day (Ma
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 1, 2014 08:00

[Asia, India] Artistes depict tobacco addict's life

Known for promoting Indian classical dances forms, Pracheen Kala Kendra, and The Engine Room ,an ensemble of modern and contemporary dancers, teamed up to present theme-based choreographies on World No Tobacco Day at Tagore Theatre here on Saturday.
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jun 1, 2014 07:20
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