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[Asia] Bigger health warnings not practical for India’s OTPs

The producers of tobacco products other than cigarettes are asking the Indian government to exclude them from the current requirement that, by April 1, tobacco packs include health warnings covering 85 percent of their two main surfaces, according to a s
Tobacco Reporter
added Mar 1, 2015 12:38

[Uae: Dubai] Dubai teen invents talking cigarette pack to deter smokers

Believing that printing health warnings on cigarette packs do not deter smokers, a 14-year-old has created a box that will warn them about the dangers of tobacco. Achilles Ash, an Indian who lives in Dubai, said his invention works like a musical birthda
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Feb 22, 2015 10:27

[New York] City, state file $180M lawsuit against UPS for allegedly shipping millions of untaxed cigarettes

“UPS’s blatant disregard of New York and federal tax and public health laws means that tens of millions of cheap, untaxed cigarettes have been shipped to New Yorkers,” Schneiderman said . The illicit shipments from New York Indian reservations have “che
New York Daily News
added Feb 18, 2015 10:58

[Asia, India] Experts pressure Government to use bigger health warnings on tobacco products

Concerned over the growing tobacco menace in India, health organisations from across the world have asked the Indian Government to oversee new warning labels on tobacco packets. Tobacco products like cigarettes and gutkas will have more prominent health
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 10, 2015 22:15

[Asia] India sees drop in cancer cases caused by tobacco

India witnessed a considerable decline in tobacco-related cancers between 1990 and 2004, according to the latest report by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The premier research body has also claimed that tobacco habits in females in India
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:58

[Texas] As many as two-fifths of never-smoking teens are exposed to secondhand smoke worldwide

Many teens who have never smoked are being exposed to the health dangers of tobacco. A new study by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in collaboration with East Tennessee State University, the Indian Institute of Technology and the Wor
University of Texas Medical Branch
added Jan 13, 2015 14:36

[Asia, India] Mumbai: Russian slaps airline employee who asked her to stop smoking

A Russian passenger of Indian origin slapped a Turkish Airlines employee, only because she was told not to smoke at the Arrivals area of Terminal 2. The incident took place at around 8 am on Monday, after 29-year-old Nina Patel arrived from Istanbul at 5 (in)
added Jan 13, 2015 09:35

[Asia, India] Grim situation in intl markets: Tobacco Board chairman Gopal

Predicting fall in demand in the international markets for tobacco produces, Indian Tobacco Board chairman Dr K Gopal has cautioned the farmers against going overboard with additional crop. He said that sticking to the crop size fixed by the board could o
Times of India
added Jan 5, 2015 16:27

[Asia] Gutka ban is good for India’s youth: WHO study

It revealed that the support for gutka ban is very high (92 percent) across the studied jurisdictions. There was also an almost universal agreement (99 percent) that gutka ban was good for the health of Indian youths, the study said. Approximately 80 per
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Dec 23, 2014 21:54

India To Ban Sale Of Unpackaged Cigarettes

Indian Health and Family Welfare Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has assured the Parliament that the Narendra Modi government will impose a ban on the sale of loose cigarettes in the coming days. He informed the House that the government accepted the UN’s
InSerbia (rs)
added Dec 1, 2014 13:27
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