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[Florida] Big Tobacco Slapped With $2M Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

The Indian River County jury awarded $2 million in compensatory damages to Robert Gore, whose wife, Gloria Gore, suffered from carotid artery stenosis and lung cancer, according to Robert Gore's attorney Stephen Corr of Stark & Stark PC.
added Mar 27, 2015 20:37

[Asia, Nepal, Pakistan] World body urges India to resist tobacco industry pressure

(WCTOH) has urged countries including India, Pakistan and Nepal - that are planning to implement adopt stricter tobacco control regulation, to stand firm against the tobacco industry pressure. This comes even as there is speculation that the Indian gover
Times of India
added Mar 24, 2015 00:59

[Asia, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Smoking rates down among Indian men, up among women

The fifth edition of Tobacco Atlas has revealed that smoking rates have marginally gone down among Indian men between 2009-10—as per Global Adult Tobacco Survey figures—and 2013, but there has been an almost proportionate increase in the number of women
Indian Express
added Mar 21, 2015 21:55

[Asia, India] Udupi: Bidi workers protest against ban on tobacco products

Hundreds of Bidi workers, beedi contractors, members of Centre of Indian Trade Unions and All India Trade Union Congress jointly staged a massive protest against central government's ban on tobacco products near DC's office on Tuesday, March 17. (in)
added Mar 17, 2015 15:03

[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
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