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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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[Asia] E-cigarettes can help kick the habit, say Indian researchers

E-cigarettes can help people quit smoking by providing them a significantly safer option, says a paper by Indian researchers who undertook an evidence-based audit of published scientific literature on the issue. The paper, titled "Electronic Nicotine Del
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Oct 3, 2016 15:49
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[Asia] 66% Indian smokers view e-cigarettes as 'positive alternative'

In a first-of-its-kind survey of adult smokers in India conducted by non-profit organisation factasia.org, the reseachers found that 69 per cent of Indian smokers would consider switching to e-cigarettes "if they were legal, met quality and safety standa
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 30, 2016 22:05
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[Asia] Tobacco control: Indian farmers want to be heard at WHO meet

Over one lakh farmers have signed an appeal, addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting representation at the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) seventh Conference of Parties of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) that will be he
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Sep 30, 2016 12:24
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