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[Asia] ITC Shuts Cigarette Factories to Comply With India Court Rules

ITC Ltd., Asia’s second-largest cigarette maker by market value, has shut its factories in India to comply with rules prescribed by the nation’s top court. The Kolkata-based company closed the plants starting May 4, when the Supreme Court ordered transfe
Bloomberg News
added May 6, 2016 19:31

[Asia] 48% of Indian males consume tobacco, government says

Nearly 35 per cent or 27.5 crore adults in India consume tobacco in some form or the other and the prevalence among males is 48 per cent, while in females it is 20 per cent, Lok Sabha was told on Friday.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 30, 2016 19:29

[Asia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia] Timur Suleimenov: Excise duties should be harmonized to combat smuggling in EEU

o support its producer - Belarus has lower excise rates. We want to remove this differentiation, because it is clear: it is a measure of protectionism. But they can penetrate into the Russian border areas. If we continue to raise excise taxes on other cat
The News Agency (kg)
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58

[Asia] Tobacco victims tell their own stories in Bangladesh's new pictorial warnings

Health Minister Mohammed Nasim launched the compelling national campaign – People Behind The Packs -- on Thursday at the Secretariat. It is designed to reinforce the nine graphic health warnings made mandatory on 50 percent of all tobacco packs sold in (bd)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:54

[Asia] China state firms' first-quarter profits fall 13.8 percent

Profits at China's state-owned firms fell 13.8 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, though the rate of decline eased slightly from the first two months of the year, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday. Total profits at state firms were
added Apr 26, 2016 19:05

[Asia, Thailand] Thai Cabinet endorses plan to cut number of smokers in five years

The 2nd National Strategy For Tobacco Control plan consists of six strategies. They are focused on making people aware of the negative health effects of smoking, preventing new smokers adopting the habit, providing greater access to help if a smoker want
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:44

[Asia, India] Now, FDA heat on imported cigarettes

After seizure of Rs 300 crore worth cigarettes across Maharashtra, the state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now shifted focus on imported tobacco products that are being sold without the mandatory 85 per cent health warning on both sides of the pa
Times of India
added Apr 14, 2016 21:46

[Asia, Korea - South] Cigarette warning labels spark questions about fairness

According to industry officials, it is unfair to force such graphic labels on cigarettes but not onto other harmful products such as alcohol. “We have no choice but to follow the law once it’s implemented, but the images are overly graphic, beyond the po
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 11, 2016 13:09

[Asia, India] Smoking causes vision loss in patients

With a surge in eye-related diseases in India, Ophthalmologist have said smoking is emerging as one of the major reasons behind vision-loss among patients. However, only 10-20 per cent people are aware of it.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Apr 11, 2016 04:35

[Asia, India] War against tobacco begins on Monday

From Monday, Tamil Nadu will begin implementing the Central government notification mandating that all tobacco products carry a health warning covering 85 per cent of their packaging. It’s been a week since the notification came into effect, but as of F
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 9, 2016 13:45
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