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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Prof. Carlo urges to expand the smoking ban

Currently smoking ban is limited to ‘enclosed public areas’. Prof Fonseka suggests that the President should extend it to ‘all public areas’, and take a step forward to protect non-smoking people of this country, especially the vulnerable groups – women
The Nation (lk)
added Dec 28, 2014 17:43

[Asia] TSANG: Smoking ban first step to smoke-free China

As a volunteer expert in the field of tobacco control in China for more than two decades, I'm more than happy to see that measures are finally being taken to tackle a prevailing tobacco epidemic that hurts severely the Chinese people and the nation as a
Global Times (cn)
added Dec 7, 2014 17:41

[Asia, India] Puff factory: Government considers cigarette-making permit

first proposal for manufacturing cigarettes in several years in a sector, requiring industrial licence, but controlled by a handful of local players. The licensing committee under the department of industrial policy and promotion has discussed the issue
The Economic Times (India)
added Dec 5, 2014 11:22

[Asia, Sri Lanka] The Ministry of Health says tobacco-related illnesses are responsible for more than 20,000 deaths annually.

Ministry statistics predicts the figure could increase further in the coming years. Non Communicable diseases account for 71 percent of total deaths of the island nation; smoking is a major cause of NCDs. Tobacco products cigars, Beedis, etc are popular
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (lk)
added Dec 3, 2014 20:57

[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi- Women benefit from anti-smoking clinics

Six hundred and sixty-one female smokers have visited anti-smoking clinics recently said Ali Al-Wadae'e general supervisor of the anti-smoking program. 'The number of patients registered with anti-smoking clinics has reached 7200 of which 994 visit 'fixe
added Dec 2, 2014 07:26

[Asia, India] Menthol and nicotine harmful for lungs: Study

Washington: Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found that menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitise receptors in lungs' airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation. “We know that a menthol cough
Zee News (in)
added Nov 17, 2014 13:55

[Asia] Shisha to be banned in Singapore from this month: MOH

According to the National Health Survey 2010, 7.8 per cent of young adults aged 18-29 years smoke shisha at least occasionally, compared to 1 per cent among older adults. The Student Health Survey found that the proportion of students who used alternativ
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Nov 4, 2014 07:50

[Asia, India] Health ministry likely to ban ITC's e-cigarettes

Research findings by experts have held that they are no less unsafe than the "real thing"
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 30, 2014 14:38

[Asia, India, Russia] TAURO: Towards tobacco control…Better Late Than Never

Will India also say yes to not only tax, but to tax sufficiently high, and include all tobacco products including those that are specifically the leading causes of illness and death in this part of the world – beedi, pan masala and raw tobacco? Here is
Citizen News Service (CNS) (in)
added Oct 17, 2014 14:35

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Indonesia Challenges Australian Cigarette Packaging Laws ($$)

Indonesia joined four other tobacco-producing nations in challenging Australian health laws requiring tobacco products to be plainly packaged to make them less appealing, in the latest dispute between the two neighbors.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 15, 2014 16:03
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