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[Asia] CHAPMAN: Australian government’s $50m investment in defending against Big Tobacco legal thuggery

With tobacco causing 5.4 million deaths a year, with one billion forecast this century, our government’s investment to fend off Big Tobacco’s global ambitions to wreck effective tobacco control is of enormous importance in the history of controlling the
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:52
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[Asia] Monitoring tobacco use is central to understanding and reversing the tobacco epidemic

Countries can use the Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS) Atlas to identify the gaps in their tobacco control policies and learn about the value of implementing MPOWER measures.
Asian Tribune
added Jul 29, 2015 11:23
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[Asia, India] ‘Govt hand in glove with tobacco industry’

"But despite the evident conflict of interest, representatives of this industry have always been there in the government decision-making bodies," said Dr Prakash Gupta...in the city for a seminar being organized by the RST Regional Cancer Hospital on Sund
Times of India
added Jul 26, 2015 06:04
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[Asia, Pakistan, UK] HEALTH MINISTER’S ‘SURRENDER’ SURPRISES, TOBACCO CONTROL ADVOCATES Withdrawal of 85pc pictorial health warning

industry’s representatives in a high-level meeting not only got extended the deadline for one more month...they ‘convinced’ the well-intentioned health minister that the GHWs would only reduce the government revenues and lead to increase in smuggled cigar
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Jul 26, 2015 05:58
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Malaysia] New legislation to cover e-cigarettes and 'shisha'

The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (FOMCA) deputy president, Yusof Abdul Rahman said he supported the ministry’s proposal to include e-cigarettes under the proposed new Act as such cigarettes were also harmful to health.
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Jul 25, 2015 21:07
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[Asia, India] Bidi smoking is equally hazardous as cigarette smoking

Union Health Minister JP Nadda said, "Bedi smoking is no less hazardous than cigarette smoking. A bedi contains about one-fourth the quantity of tobacco as a cigarette, yet it delivers a higher amount of tar and nicotine."
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:27
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[Asia, India] Smoking and erectile dysfunction are linked with each other

current studies have shown that lifestyle choices play a big role in the occurrence of this sexual disorder. For example, smoking and alcoholism account for about 25% of all causes of erectile dysfunction.
merinews (in)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:23
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[Asia, India] Civil society in favour of bigger warning display on tobacco

Among the civil society groups and institutions that have sent representations to the Centre over health issues, nearly 80 per cent have expressed support in favour of bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products, government today said.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 25, 2015 19:16
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[Asia, India] Gutka /Smoking kills 2500 daily, Jamia Nizamia fatwa says ‘Halal’ and ‘Jayaz’

our Islamic scholars are issuing a Fatwa that the ‘Income from Gutkha and Tobacco’ is ‘Halal’ and ‘Jayaz’. Some scholars are saying it as Makrooh and some are calling it as Karahat. How a thing that is destroying a Human body badly can be allowed in Isl
Siasat Daily (in)
added Jul 25, 2015 19:00
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[Asia, India] Why smoking is bad news for your spine and how to deal with it

Our expert Dr Satnam Singh Chhabra, Head Neuro and Spine Department, Sir Gangaram Hospital explains everything you need to know about the adverse effects of smoking on spinal health.
The Health Site (in)
added Jul 25, 2015 15:28
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