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[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
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[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
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[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
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 17, 2015 10:49
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[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
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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
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[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
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[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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[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
Mid-day.com (in)
added Jan 13, 2015 09:35
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[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
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[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
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