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[Asia, India] 800 govt schools declared tobacco-free

As many as 800 government schools in the national Capital have been declared tobacco-free which means no tobacco vendor would now be seen in a 100-metre radius of these institutes. After sending out 32 letters to the Director of Education (DoE), the Delh
DNA India (in)
added Jan 25, 2018 02:12
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[Asia] Cigars, once banned, fire up troop morale in Afghanistan

military, civilian and contractor members of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club here say it’s more than a nicotine fix. It’s a bond of friendship, an escape from the drudgery of deployed life and a taste of home. The group takes its name from the fact
Stars & Stripes
added Dec 10, 2016 18:05
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[Asia, Qatar] e-cigarettes carry several health risks: expert

“Studies into the health risks posed by using electronic cigarettes, which are illegal in Qatar, are now beginning to be published,” said Dr Ziyad Mahfoud, associate professor, Healthcare Policy and Research at WCM-Q at the latest instalment of WCM-Q’s ‘
Gulf Times (qa)
added Nov 25, 2016 13:43
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[Asia] India's ITC shuts cigarette plants from May 4

shut its plants from May 4 to comply with a new stipulated pictorial warnings rule issued by the federal government, the company said in a statement. India's top court told tobacco companies on Wednesday they must adhere to a new federal rule requiring m
Reuters
added May 5, 2016 18:50
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[Asia, India] Tobacco majors win interim relief over pack warnings

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has granted immediate relief to tobacco giant ITC Ltd against seizure of cigarettes manufactured prior to April 1, 2016, but didn't direct the state to return goods seized so far. The HC observed a new legal requi
Times of India
added Apr 29, 2016 12:03
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[Asia] Scary cigarette labels won't stop Indians smoking

But they say the government has to do much more -- including raising tobacco taxes, and cracking down on bidis, the thin, hand-rolled cigarettes most Indians smoke. Known as "the poor man's cigarette," bidis are bundled together with string and sold for
CNN/Money
added Apr 21, 2016 10:48
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[Asia] Size matters? Pictorial warnings on tobacco packs put India in a fix

“The recommendations of the parliamentary committee are not binding but we cannot turn a blind eye to the demands of farmers and the millions dependent on the tobacco industry,” said a health ministry official, who did not want to be named. “Reducing the
Hindustan Times (in)
added Mar 27, 2016 21:13
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[Asia] OMAN MAY IMPOSE PERMANENT BAN ON E-CIGARETTES IN COMING WEEKS

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) is considering a ban on e-cigarettes in view of several international recommendations based on case reports and medical studies illustrating their addictive nature, Dr Lawati said. “They have not been approve
Muscat Daily (om)
added Sep 4, 2015 09:37
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[Asia] Zanu PF, China and Rhodesians: Who really is pimping Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry?

As different media publications try to figure out who to blame for this years poor tobacco season in Zimbabwe, the usual suspects have already been lined up...understanding how the tobacco industry actually operates; has still remained a mystery to the av
Nehanda Radio (zw)
added Apr 19, 2015 17:20
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[Asia, Cambodia] Tobacco law passed

National Assembly yesterday unanimously passed a draft law on tobacco control intended to combat the annual $100 million smoking habit that kills 30 people every day... the law contains 13 chapters and 49 articles intended to “educate and reduce tobacco u
KiMedia (Jendhamuni Sos blog) (kh)
added Apr 10, 2015 13:51
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