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[Asia, India] All forms of chewing tobacco banned

BENGALURU, October 27, 2016 The State government on Wednesday banned the sale of flavoured chewing tobacco that is being sold in sachets as an alternative to the now banned gutka. After the State banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of ghut
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 27, 2016 21:48

[Asia, Mid-east] Iraqi villagers celebrate freedom from Islamic State, but still haunted by terror

"If you are caught smoking you get whipped with a water hose 50 times in public," said Othman Mahmoud, as his friend handed around a pack of cigarettes with a smile.
added Oct 27, 2016 19:08

[Asia] India's tobacco industry, government face off ahead of WHO conference

India's $11 billion tobacco industry has urged the government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a World Health Organization conference in New Delhi next month, but officials say the government will not bow to "pressure tactics
added Oct 27, 2016 14:35

[Asia, India] ITC beats street buzz, Q2 net up 10.5% on tobacco biz

Beating street estimates, ITC Ltd posted an increase of 10.49% in its net profit at Rs 2500.03 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 even as the company managed higher profitability from its cigarette business, while the loss from the other FMCG
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 27, 2016 00:59

[Asia, India] Cigarettes Boost ITC's Second Quarter Performance

ITC Ltd.’s profit in the July to September quarter rose 10.5 percent as cigarette sales increased 7 percent. Net profit rose to Rs 2,500 crore from Rs 2,262.5 crore in the same quarter last year, according to financial results posted on the exchanges. T
Bloomberg News
added Oct 26, 2016 15:07

[Asia] Indian cigarette maker ITC criticizes big health warnings on packs

"There is no evidence to suggest that cigarette smoking would cause the diseases depicted in the pictures or that large GHW (graphic health warnings) will lead to reduction in consumption," ITC said in a statement filed to the Indian stock exchanges. It
added Oct 26, 2016 14:24
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[Asia, China] A smoke inside the airport? Not any more

SHANGHAI’S two airports will ban smoking inside terminal buildings from this Sunday. Shanghai Airport Authority said yesterday all indoor smoking rooms will be closed. The authority has set up outdoor smoking areas and smokers will be guided to these de
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:30

[Asia, Pakistan] Shops sealed for selling cigarettes to minors

The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has launched a crackdown on sale of cigarettes to minors across the city. The CDGL officials said the DCO himself headed the campaign and sealed many shops in Gulberg and other localities on Tuesday. They sai
The News (pk)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:29

[Asia, India] e-drugs give youths a high as cops grope in the dark

After electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), electronic deodorized drugs (e-drugs) have become a new headache for the state police as they are unable to track their inflow into the market. Youngsters are hoodwinking enforcement authorities by vaping cannab
Times of India
added Oct 25, 2016 13:54

[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Tobacco Companies Get Extra Time to Put Graphic Health Warnings on Their Products

The deadline for cigarette companies to put gruesome images alongside health warnings on their products has been extended by six months after the tobacco industry complained it would be too difficult to recall packs without the new warnings in time.
Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Oct 25, 2016 13:04
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