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[Asia] Smoking keeps China’s poor mired in poverty, global agencies say

From buying cigarettes to paying hospital bills and losing a breadwinner, the economic burden of tobacco use is crippling, says UN and WHO
South China Morning Post
added Apr 16, 2017 19:48
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[Asia, India] Tobacco packs will now have new pictorial health warnings

A fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings, depicting ill-effects of consuming tobacco, on packages of tobacco products, were implemented from Saturday, April 1. The Union health ministry had notified the new specified health warnings, covering 85% of
Hindustan Times (in)
added Apr 7, 2017 20:27
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[Asia] Graphic health warning on packs: Tobacco companies 'continue to flout rules' in Bangladesh

One year after rules of printing the graphical health warning on pack made mandatory, a study finds most tobacco companies are still flouting the law. The tobacco industry rather resorted to fresh “ill tactics” to undermine the implementation of the la
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 19, 2017 22:22
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[Asia, India] Cigarette sector poised for 5% growth on stable VAT

Thanks to stable tax rates on the cigarette industry across the states in the country and the Centre's recent seemingly soft stance on the sector, the cigarette industry in India is poised for a five per cent volume growth in the coming fiscal year.
Business Standard (in)
added Mar 14, 2017 16:43
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[Asia, Israel] HEALTH SCAN: MOVIES AND SMOKING-RELATING IMAGERY

James Bond himself no longer smokes, but he is still exposed to second-hand smoke...while there have been some “favorable downward smoking-related trends in this movie series, the persisting smoking content remains problematic from a public health perspec
Jerusalem Post
added Mar 5, 2017 01:38
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[Asia, India] Punjab prohibits sale of processed, flavoured tobacco and nicotine products for 1 year

The Punjab Government has prohibited the manufacture, storage, sale or distribution of gutkha, pan masala, processed/flavoured/scented chewing tobacco and any other food products containing tobacco or nicotine as ingredients, whether packaged or unpackage
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:11
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[Asia] Indian study calls for “review” of graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging as illicit trade soars

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has called for a review of current policy regarding cigarette packaging graphic health warnings (GHWs) after research suggested that it may be a contributory factor in the country’s growi
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Feb 8, 2017 16:48
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[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers felicitated for adopting modern, scientific practices

Tobacco Institute of India (TII), on Friday hosted the 17th annual Tobacco Farmers Award ceremony to recognize tobacco farmers for adopting contemporary farming practices that help improve yields, produce better varieties and make Indian tobaccos competit
India Blooms (in)
added Jan 20, 2017 20:38
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[Asia, India] GARG: Smoking e-cigarettes is injurious to health

The current unregulated sale of e-cigarettes is dangerous for a country like India where the number of smokers is on the decline as it increases the possibility of e-cigarettes becoming a gateway for smoking by inducing nicotine addiction and perpetuatin
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 16, 2017 18:08
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[Asia, India] Enforce ban on sale, manufacturing and storage of tobacco: AAP

The AAP government has asked Delhi Police to enforce ban on sale, manufacturing and storage of all forms of chewing tobacco imposed by it in the national capital in April last year. In his letter to Delhi Police, Deputy Commissioner (Food Safety) Jai Prak
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02
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