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[India] A New Campaign Has Women Posting Selfies Wearing Shorts & Smoking

It is this idea of rigorous moral policing that the campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke aims to fight. Started by Bruce Vain, the co-founder of Spoilt Modern Indian Woman, an inter-sectional feminist initiative that attempts to fight gender related stereotypes
The Quint (in)
added Jul 11, 2016 21:11

Northern Arizona University now tobacco free -- with two exceptions

One of two exceptions includes the use of ceremonial tobacco, permissible by the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. Tobacco for ceremonial use must be approved in advance. The other exception is the use of tobacco in the classroom setting, such as i
KPNX-TV 12 (Phoenix, AZ)
added Jul 6, 2016 14:32


Lung cancer is the leading cancer amongst men in Kerala despite a ban on smoking in public places and several anti-tobacco awareness campaigns, show the latest estimates by the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR) of the Indian Co
The Indian Panorama
added Jun 24, 2016 16:17

New York Appeals Court: Cigarette Tax On Sales To Non-Indians Not Barred ($$)

reaffirmed that while a treaty with an Indian tribe and Indian law bar the taxation of reservation land, they do not block the imposition of sales taxes on cigarettes sold on reservations to non-Indians
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 14, 2016 16:10

[Asia] 44% Indian smokers who quit get hooked to smokeless tobacco, finds survey

It found that 44.4 percent of all successful quitters of smoking switched to using smokeless tobacco, namely products like plain chewable tobacco leaves, khaini, pan masala, zarda and gutka. Of all those surveyed, 50.8 percent men and 8.7 women reported
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 13, 2016 19:16

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Cigarette Smoking Among Urban American Indian Adults — Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, Minnesota, 2011 (PDF)

Among American Indians surveyed in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, Minnesota, 59% were current smokers, and 19% were former smokers. Smoking was most common among persons aged 25–44 years (72%). Reports of secondhand smoke exposure were high, including
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Jun 2, 2016 19:44

[Asia, India] Usha Uthup to croon new song on tobacco abuse

Indian pop icon Usha Uthup will sing a song motivating youngsters to quit tobacco. "I want to spread the message of everyday being no tobacco day. I will do the song in Bengali, Hindi and English asking people to give up tobacco as it has absolutely zero
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:22

[Asia, India] Plain packaging will boost illegal cigarette trade: Tobacco body

Tobacco Institute of India (TII) said on Monday. “The government has implemented 85 per cent pictorial warnings in India. These excessively large warnings are anti-farmer and anti-Indian brands and will lead to unrelenting growth in smuggled international
Hindustan Times (in)
added May 30, 2016 19:46

[Asia] World No Tobacco Day – 52.3% Indians exposed to second hand smoke at home

According to the recently released Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-India 2010), 52.3% of the Indian population is exposed to secondhand smoke at home, 29.9% at workplace and 29% at public places. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, includ
The Health Site (in)
added May 30, 2016 14:42

[Asia] Indian Medical Groups: Smoking Should Be Banned in Films

Two major medical groups in India are calling on Bollywood’s film industry to stop showing smoking in films entirely, arguing that existing on-screen warnings have little effect. It’s one of many firm stances the the Indian Medical Association and the Hea
Associations Now (ASAE)
added May 29, 2016 20:06
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