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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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[Asia, India] 'Include bidi makers in delegation to anti-tobacco meet'

Bidi manufacturers and stakeholders should be included in the Indian delegation to a global anti-tobacco conference to be held here, an industry association has demanded. "As a representative body of Bidi Manufacturers, AIBIF has requested the Governme
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Oct 10, 2016 03:14
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[Asia] Pierce Brosnan's Pan Bahar tobacco ad in India drew flak

is endorsing an Indian brand 'Pan Bahar' that some people associate with a highly addictive and dangerous form of chewing tobacco. The ad, which debuted on Friday in newspapers, billboards and television channels across India, drew lot of criticism from
Headlines & Global News (HNGN.com)
added Oct 10, 2016 00:21
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[Asia, Uae] Pierce Brosnan endorses Indian tobacco brand, goes viral

in his Bond avatar...features in the print ad holding a box of the chewing tobacco brand, Pan Bahar, popularly called pan masala, with the text below reading, “Class never goes out of style”... “Pierce Brosnan supports StandUpToCancer on global platform
Gulf News (ae)
added Oct 10, 2016 00:10
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[Asia] ‘E-cigarettes can reduce burden of smoking-related deaths in India’

Farsalinos, who is a research fellow at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, is on a visit to India to interact with Indian medical fraternity and government authorities to share his latest findings on how e-cigarettes have helped millions of Europeans to qui
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Oct 5, 2016 16:39
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