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[Asia, India] Tobacco ind lost Rs 13130 cr to illicit trade in 2014: report

Industry lobby Ficci has said that losses arising due to rampant smuggling of cigarettes, that has been on the rise since domestic taxes on cigarettes hit the roof, have touched Rs 13,130 crore in 2014, up from Rs 8,965 crore in 2012.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:32

[Asia, China] Kanpur City In India Follows Beijing As Tobacco-Free City

Health officials in the Indian city of Kanpur announced on Sunday during celebration of World Anti-Tobacco Day that the city is now tobacco-free. According to Dr. RP Yadav, Kanpur's chief medical officer, the city will strictly implement the guidelines
Tech Times
added Jun 1, 2015 15:33

[Asia, Asia-pacific] 38 percent of men,1.4 percent of women in Malaysia are smokers - Subramaniam

He said in absolute number, a total of 20,000 Malaysian had passed away annually as a result of their smoking habit. "The highest number of smokers among men is between 15 to 24 age group," he said in keynote address on 'Smoking Cessation in Malaysia' K
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Apr 25, 2015 21:15

[Asia, Mid-east, UK] How tobacco firms tried to undermine Muslim countries' smoking ban

Attempts to tackle sales threat by framing criticism of smoking as fundamentalist fanaticism are outlined in cache of documents from 1970s...“‘You couldn’t make it up’...we had tobacco industry lawyers actually developing theological arguments."
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 09:51

[Asia, Bangladesh] Stop tobacco farming on paddy, jute fields

Conversion of fertile paddy and jute lands into tobacco farming has to be halted immediately and expansion of tobacco acreage has to be stopped in the country, demanded discussants at a roundtable in the capital yesterday.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:43

[Asia, Bangladesh] New law bans smoking even in private offices

With the amended tobacco control law defining all indoor work places as 'public place', smoking is not possible even in private office buildings. More than 45 percent people either smoke or chew tobacco in Bangladesh, making it one of the top five count (bd)
added Apr 17, 2015 10:49

[Asia, Pakistan] 'Govt facing national, international pressures over anti-tobacco laws'

The minister said it was deplorable that these diplomats have strict laws against tobacco use in their own countries but here in Pakistan they have adopted different point of view over anti-tobacco laws. Several diplomats have sent letter to the Governme
Daily Times (pk)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:07

[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
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