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[Asia, India] Govt rebuts 2 BJP members' remarks on tobacco-cancer linkage

"There is a direct relation between the consumption of tobacco and cancer... The ministry is consistent and crystal clear in its efforts to reduce tobacco consumption. We will go ahead once the panel submits its report," Nadda said.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 25, 2015 21:16

[Asia, Asia-pacific] 38 percent of men,1.4 percent of women in Malaysia are smokers - Subramaniam

He said in absolute number, a total of 20,000 Malaysian had passed away annually as a result of their smoking habit. "The highest number of smokers among men is between 15 to 24 age group," he said in keynote address on 'Smoking Cessation in Malaysia' K
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Apr 25, 2015 21:15

[Asia, India] 'Tobacco, alcohol most common substances used by streetkids'

The study titled 'Assessment of pattern, profile and correlates of substance use among children in India' was carried out in 2012-13, to collect information on pattern of substance use and profile of children using substances and to collect information o
Zee News (in)
added Apr 25, 2015 21:15
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[Asia] Xinhua Insight: China stubs out tobacco ads

China's top legislature on Friday adopted an amendment to the Advertisement Law that restricts tobacco advertising to minors. The amendment to the 1994 Advertisement Law was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and will ta
Xinhua Newswire
added Apr 25, 2015 12:12
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[Asia, India] Delhi government won't take action against chewable tobacco sellers

Delhi High Court today restrained city government from taking any coercive action against the sellers and distributors of chewable tobacco on pleas by its manufacturers against ban on sale of the product in the national capital from March 30.
DNA India (in)
added Apr 24, 2015 14:34

[Asia, Korea - South] Government mulls stricter e-cigarette regulations

Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan...told lawmakers in the National Assembly that he would “shortly come up with a comprehensive proposal” on electronic cigarettes, which would ban the products’ explicit advertisement and random blend of nicotine.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 24, 2015 14:29


Hong Kong may move to ban e-cigarettes. Advocates claim it is the best alternative to reduce harm from smoking. Opponents claim the unknown makes it worth banning outright.
Harbour Times (hk)
added Apr 24, 2015 12:19

[Asia, Asia-pacific] SEATCA Tobacco Industry Interference Index: a tool for measuring implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions This Tobacco Industry Interference Index, based on the WHO FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines, is a useful advocacy tool for identifying both progress and gaps in national efforts at implementing WHO FCTC Article 5.3.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 24, 2015 11:59

[Asia, China] Ad ban urged to help stub out smoking

Health officials have called for a complete ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship as a draft amendment to the Advertisement Law is under review by China's top legislature and expected to be put to a vote before the end of this month. "A p
China Daily (cn)
added Apr 24, 2015 11:54

[Asia, Asia-pacific] 4.7m smokers in Malaysia, reveals deputy DG of health

The number of smokers among Malaysian men population has shot up to 38% while that of female 1.4% and this trend is becoming a worrying concern. The figures were revealed at the Kuala Lumpur Nicotine Addiction Conference by Deputy Director-General of Hea
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 23, 2015 11:39
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