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[Asia] Gathering support: ‘Naya Pakistan should be tobacco free’

A consumer rights campaigner has urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairperson Imran Khan to direct Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government to eradicate tobacco cultivation from the province.
Express Tribune (pk)
added Sep 14, 2014 11:54

[Asia, Pakistan] Imran urged to eradicate tobacco cultivation from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who is mobilising support in the name of ‘Naya Pakistan,’ has been asked to publicly promise that his ‘Naya Pakistan’ will be tobacco-free. Drawing the attention of the PTI chairman towards hundreds of tobacco fields in Khyber
The News (pk)
added Sep 14, 2014 11:54

[Asia, India] 10 new tobacco cessation clinics on anvil for TN

bacco cessation clinics at district-level hospitals in places including Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Salem and Dindigul. These clinics will have a doctor and a staff nurse, and offer both counselling and pharmacological options to those who are attempti
The Hindu Online (in)
added Sep 14, 2014 11:50

[Asia] POLITO: ITC sustainability award for India's million smoking deaths

India is home to 12% of the world's smokers (120 million), nearly one million annual smoking related deaths, and arguably the world's most brazen tobacco company, ITC Limited.... ITC sells 80 percent of India's cigarettes. Reflect on the hypocrisy of ITC
added Sep 14, 2014 11:49

[Asia, India] Tobacco Burned Rs 1,171-Cr Hole in TN Pocket

Despite all the anti-tobacco campaigns and hikes in tobacco tax, a study shows that people in Tamil Nadu spent a whopping `1,171 crore as medical expenses due to tobacco use in a year. The report on ‘Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases in Tamil N
New Indian Express (in)
added Sep 14, 2014 11:47

[Asia, India] Government likely to ban sale of loose cigarettes, Rs 20000 fine for smoking in public

The government is considering a proposal to ban the sale of loose cigarettes, a move that will hit ITC and other cigarette makers hard as 70 per cent of retail takes place in this form. This is one of the many measures proposed by an expert panel set up
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 13, 2014 21:15

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Philippines is major illicit cigarette market in Asean: study

Consumption of illicit or untaxed cigarettes in the country almost tripled last year, making the Philippines one of the top illicit cigarette markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a study said.
Gulf Times (qa)
added Sep 13, 2014 19:57

[Asia, India] Delhi govt to impose cess on liquor, cigarettes to fight pollution

One rupee cess would be imposed on cigarettes and liquor. The Delhi government has decided to impose cess on cigarettes and liquor in an attempt to create urban transport fund which will be used to tackle rising pollution levels in the National Capital.
India Today Magazine (in)
added Sep 13, 2014 19:32

[Asia] India to raise minimum age for smoking

Once implemented the minimum age for smoking will be increased from 18 years currently to 25 years. The suggestion in this direction has been issued by a committee set up by the health ministry. Besides this the committee, according to report, is also pla
NVO-Northern Voices Online (in)
added Sep 13, 2014 19:31

[Asia, India] High levels of tobacco-specific N-nitrosamines and nicotine in Chaini Khaini, a product marketed as snus

Chaini Khaini, which is labelled as snus and is marketed as a safe alternative to other tobacco products contains very high levels of carcinogenic nitrosamines and biologically available nicotine. Interventions are urgently needed to educate current and p
Tobacco Control
added Sep 13, 2014 07:52
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