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[Asia, India] Government investment in the tobacco industry promotes use, says Sumitra Pednekar

Sumitra Pednekar lost her husband Satish Pednekar, who was Maharashtra’s former home and labour minister to oral cancer in 2011, and has questioned the government’s contrarian policy on tobacco. She has filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay H
DNA India (in)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia, Pakistan] Working group recommends increasing duties on cigarette packs

The group, which has members from the World Bank, World Health Organisation, the Tobacco Cell at the health ministry, Bloomberg partners and the Federal Bureau of Revenue, has recommended that the finance ministry raises the excise duty on cigarette pack
Express Tribune (pk)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] 40 new devices to clear cigarette butts in Dubai

As part of a campaign to clean the cigarette butts off Dubai streets, Dubai Municipality gathered 30kg of cigarette waste from Sheikh Zayed Road in one day. The waste management department also announced 40 new devices to gather cigarette butts and smal
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia] Turkmenistan’s Anti-tobacco Drive Causes Cigarette Prices Going up

Cigarettes have again disappeared from state-owned stores in Turkmenistan in April, as the "Month of Health" is being held in the country, the Chronicles of Turkmenistan independent website reports. Shop assistants report that the verbal instruction was
Tobacco China (cn) 烟草在线
added Apr 26, 2017 12:44
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[Asia, Bangladesh, Singapore] Smoking is responsible for 80 percent of all lung cancer worldwide

Star Lifestyle had an opportunity to sit with Dr Lim at the Parkway Cancer Centre, Singapore. He shared his vast experience regarding cancer - lung cancer in particular.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 25, 2017 15:46
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[Asia, India] State BJP chief quits tobacco on CM’s appeal

Nandkumar Singh on Saturday said he decided to quit tobacco on tjhe CM's personal request...he suddenly called upon the workers to quit their 'bad habits' before discouraging people from using alcohol and tobacco. While describing the ill-effects, he turn
Times of India
added Apr 23, 2017 13:18
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[Asia, India] Increase in tobacco crop size leaves many unhappy

Restrictions:The Tobacco Board has resolved to limit the horizontal expansion of tobacco and has issued necessary instructions against allowing new barns to be constructed. Growers, anti-tobacco activists criticise move to raise the figure from 95 milli
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32
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[Asia, Bangladesh] MASUD: Higher tobacco taxes increase revenue decrease death

The Bangladesh government is committed to reduce tobacco consumption. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pledged her government to work towards full compliance with the WHO FCTC and stated that overhauling tobacco tax is high on the agenda as the most powerful
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32
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[Asia] Indian Public Health Group Loses Permit for Foreign Funds

The ministry had specifically asked the group to explain its spending on HIV/AIDS and anti-tobacco programs. In a statement, Chhibber said all the programs run by the Public Health Foundation were in step with the Indian government's National Health Pol
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 22, 2017 23:00
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[Asia, Mid-east] Don’t be fooled by e-cigarettes, warn UAE doctors

Viral videos show e-cigarettes exploding in users' pockets and hands, often causing severe disfigurement, but doctors warn that vaping may also cause cancer and heart disease due to deadly chemicals that users inhale. Dr Georgey Koshy, Chief Medical Off
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 22, 2017 22:27
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