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[Asia, India] Global gov'ts: Make tobacco firms liable for smoking harm

adopted a declaration in which they also vowed to prohibit or regulate the sale of e-cigarettes... The declaration cautioned governments against efforts by big tobacco companies to dilute health policies, subvert measures to restrict tobacco sales and und
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 13, 2016 16:44
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[Asia, India] #FCTC: ‘Obsessive and paranoid secrecy’ at the UN’s #WHO tobacco control meeting

The official reason cited was that some of the public spectators might have ties to the tobacco industry. But independent observers such as economist Roger Bate say the UN outfit “has made clear that journalists, the public, the affected parties — pretty
EU Reporter (uk)
added Nov 12, 2016 02:18
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[Asia, Japan] Health ministry unveils draft proposal to crack down on secondhand smoke ahead of 2020 Olympics

Under a draft proposal the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry compiled Wednesday, smoking will be completely banned indoors at public facilities such as stadiums, government offices and welfare institutions. At schools and medical facilities where minors
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 13, 2016 17:24
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Vaping is saving lives, American think tank argues

The Reason Foundation urges the Hong Kong government to adopt a rational and lenient policy towards vaping instead of condemning the city’s 600,000-plus smokers to death...a new research paper, The Vapour Revolution: How bottom-up innovation is saving liv
Harbour Times (hk)
added Sep 3, 2016 14:37
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[Asia, India] Farmers seek to participate in Tobacco control summit

"We have written to the government that FAIFA as representatives of Tobacco farmers be included in the official Indian delegation to COP7," Murali Babu, FAIFA General Secretary, said. "Allowing tobacco farmers to take part in the deliberations will unde
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 25, 2016 19:48
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[Asia, Japan] Philip Morris International Proves That "Heated" Cigarettes Can Sell

The tobacco giant’s “heat-not-burn” products have gotten off to a solid start in major markets like Japan.
Motley Fool
added Jul 23, 2016 00:12
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[Afghanistan, Asia, Pakistan] Smuggled cigarettes causing Rs24b loss

Pakistan is losing billions of rupees in annual excise revenue due to large scale and organised smuggling of internationally popular cigarette brands into Pakistan via Afghanistan. A report by Tobacco Farmers Welfare Association (TFWA) estimates an annua
The Nation (pk)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:58
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH, Thailand talks on cigarette taxes collapse

THE PHILIPPINES formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to look into inconsistencies in the customs valuations that Thailand continued to impose on imported cigarettes. This request came after the two nations failed to resolve their dispute du
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 18, 2016 01:01
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[Asia] VISUAL EDIT: Is India ready to stop smoking for good?

IS INDIA FINALLY KICKING THE BUTT? Cigarette sales have fallen consistently in the past four years. Are Indians finally realising that smoking kills?
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 7, 2016 23:19
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[Asia, India] Kerala: Govt decides to ban e-cigarettes

State Health Minister K K Shylaja on Thursday directed the additional chief secretary (health) to issue an order banning the production, sale and advertisement of ‘electronic cigarette’ alias ‘e-cigarette’.
Indian Express (in)
added Jul 2, 2016 17:33
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