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[Asia, India] Raise tobacco tax and save lives: VHAA

on the eve of World Cancer Day today (February 4), the Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA) appealed to the Assam Government to raise taxes on tobacco products in the ensuing State Budget.
The Sentinel (in)
added Feb 5, 2015 06:15

[Asia, India] Anti-tobacco law hardly implemented

Bihar has the dubious distinction of being one of the highest consumers of tobacco products. But the government doesn't seem to be serious about controlling the menace. According to recent cumulative figures of the State Tobacco Control Cell, none of the
Times of India
added Jan 20, 2015 19:18

[Asia, China] AUDIO: WHO's Tobacco Control Video Competition

Our reporter Zhou Jingnan takes a look at the latest efforts from the China office of the World Health Organization to engage young people in the fight against smoking.
China Radio International (CRI) (cn)
added Jan 19, 2015 02:20

[Asia, India] Mumbai: Russian slaps airline employee who asked her to stop smoking

A Russian passenger of Indian origin slapped a Turkish Airlines employee, only because she was told not to smoke at the Arrivals area of Terminal 2. The incident took place at around 8 am on Monday, after 29-year-old Nina Patel arrived from Istanbul at 5 (in)
added Jan 13, 2015 09:35

[Asia, India] Grim situation in intl markets: Tobacco Board chairman Gopal

Predicting fall in demand in the international markets for tobacco produces, Indian Tobacco Board chairman Dr K Gopal has cautioned the farmers against going overboard with additional crop. He said that sticking to the crop size fixed by the board could o
Times of India
added Jan 5, 2015 16:27

[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
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