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[Asia, India] E-cigarettes may be as addictive for nicotine content: Doctors

MUMBAI: The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, popularly called e-cigarettes, is the latest concern among public health experts. .... latest medical research shows they may just be as addictive as normal cigarettes due to the nicotine content. M
Times of India
added Jul 22, 2014 13:55

[Asia, India, Florida] ROY: The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict: Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

In India I am used to being in a group where I am the only person not smoking. Without ash trays in the house a social life seemed impossible. I have hung out with friends in a bar where everyone is lighting up under a No Smoking sign. No one gives me a (in)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:35

[Asia, India] Letters: Clearing the smoke

As a result of high and discriminatory taxes on cigarettes, illegal cigarettes - comprising both smuggled and domestic-tax-evaded cigarettes - are now a significant 19 per cent of total industry resulting in revenue loss of Rs 6,000 crore to the excheque
Business Standard (in)
added Jul 21, 2014 02:42

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

Li is suing manufacturer China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial (CTJI) and a Beijing supermarket that sold him a 10-pack carton of Jinsheng cigarettes in March ...arguing that their claim the low-tar cigarettes with Chinese herbs are a safer option than regular
South China Morning Post
added Jul 20, 2014 10:45

[Asia] Taiwan foundation calls for tougher line on tobacco

The John Tung Foundation said several cigarette brands have adopted illegal promotional practices that include offering bigger packets at what they claim to be a reduced rate. The new packets, many of them bearing more colorful images, in fact are sold
Want China Times (tw)
added Jul 18, 2014 16:24

[Asia, China] AUDIO: Anti-smoking Rules Should be More Specific

While the public has shown big support for the effort, activists say the law needs to be more specific. What does it take this time for the smoking ban to really work?
China Radio International (CRI) (cn)
added Jul 18, 2014 15:33

[Asia, Korea - South] Attractive smoking ads, cheap cigarettes plague S Korea

South Korea has one of the world's highest smoking rates. The country is a paradise for smokers as the cost of cigarettes is lower than that of most other countries around the world. Inside convenient stores, not only are cigarettes sold but there are al
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Jul 18, 2014 15:30

[Asia, India] Maha: FDA extends ban on tobacco & tobacco-related products

Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today extended for one more year the ban on manufacturing, sale and possession of tobacco and all types of processed and packaged tobacco products in the state, including gutka, pan masala and scented supari.
Business Standard (in)
added Jul 18, 2014 15:19

[Asia] APTRA hits out at Indian regulator over tobacco rules

The Indian inbound duty-free tobacco allowance could be cut by half The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has responded to the move by the Indian government to cut the inbound duty-free tobacco allowance by half as reported yesterday on DFN
DFNI (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 19:01

[Asia, Israel] Study: Smokers more likely to light up because of parents who smoke

If you don't want your children to smoke tobacco, don't smoke it yourself. That is the main conclusion of a new survey that found 73 percent of heavy smokers are children of parents who light up. In fact, seven out of 10 heavy smokers started smoking wh
Jerusalem Post
added Jul 15, 2014 04:20
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