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[Asia, Taiwan] Woman to get compensation for 2nd-hand smoke from neighbors

The New Taipei District Court ruled Monday that a man and his son should pay NT$24,900 (US$753) to a woman for letting the smell of the smoke of their cigarettes spiral up to their neighbor's apartment. The woman, surnamed Chen, filed a suit in court sta
The China Post (tw)
added Jan 4, 2016 19:05
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[Asia] The Price of Secularism in Bangladesh

This was the unmarked headquarters of the Shahbag movement. A cloud of cigarette smoke hung over the scene. ‘‘We’re so tense these days that everybody has started smoking again,’’
New York Times
added Dec 29, 2015 15:52
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[Asia, India] Tobacco users beware !

A 30-year-old long-time chewable tobacco user from Nungbrang village in Imphal East district is currently undergoing treatment at Radiology Department of RIMS after his left lower cheek developed a medium size hole.
E-Pao.net (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:25
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[Asia, India] Tobacco litter a potential threat

leaving the environment polluted, spreading diseases and possibly contaminating food, says a body of oncologists in Kolkata. Cigarette and bidi butts, along with chewing tobacco spits littered on streets, should be classified as toxic wastes, they have
Times of India
added Nov 25, 2015 16:57
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[Asia, Pakistan] Deconstructing big tobacco

tobacco not only earns forex but contributes the most to Pakistan’s excise tax base. Unfortunately, there are two main problems that have capped the growth of this industry – illegal cigarettes and lack of agricultural credit.
Business Recorder (pk)
added Nov 24, 2015 04:02
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[Asia, India] Rules, rain and fake cigarettes hit tobacco growers

Tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are distressed because of falling product prices. Illegal cigarettes, excessive regulation and poor monsoon were hurting them, said the farmers. Though the government had intervened and started purchasing
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 27, 2015 20:03
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - South] South Korea to investigate flavored cigarettes for potential harm

South Korea’s health authorities said Monday they plan to conduct research on cigarettes with flavor capsules, which are becoming increasingly popular with Korean smokers, to determine if they contain harmful substances. Smokers can crush the flavor ca
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 27, 2015 19:22
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[Asia, India] Ban on loose cigarettes not executable, say sellers

With the state government ordering the steepest hike in value added tax (VAT) on the sale of cigarettes -- from the initial 25% to 40% -- and banning sale of loose cigarettes, authorities and cigarette sellers across the city say the ban cannot be impleme
Times of India
added Sep 26, 2015 23:24
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[Asia, India] Government labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with government preparing to launch testing labs.
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 22, 2015 16:21
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[Asia] Why India Ignores a $16 Billion Smoking-led Health Crisis?

exceeded the combined annual state and central government expenditure on health care by 12 percent in 2011. Taxes on cigarettes rise - not enough - but they do. Bidis are the problem A 10 percent price increase on tobacco products could cut consumption
New Indian Express (in)
added Sep 17, 2015 14:00
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