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[Asia] Why India Ignores a $16 Billion Smoking-led Health Crisis?

exceeded the combined annual state and central government expenditure on health care by 12 percent in 2011. Taxes on cigarettes rise - not enough - but they do. Bidis are the problem A 10 percent price increase on tobacco products could cut consumption
New Indian Express (in)
added Sep 17, 2015 14:00
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[Asia, India] 5 popular chain smokers of Bollywood

While some take smoking as fashion, others take it as a style quotient of the tinsel town. But there are many, who sincerely want to let go the tendency but are not able to and are addicted to this life-threatening habit. Here is the list of top five B
newsx (in)
added Aug 11, 2015 11:48
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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east] 'Stub it out': Saddam Hussein's doctor ordered him to quit smoking

"I said: "I don’t think you’re going to stop smoking and therefore I’ve no intention of coming to see you again.'...later discovered that the Iraqi dictator had shot dead his minister of health after a similar disagreement.
The [London, UK] Express
added Aug 10, 2015 09:56
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[Asia] Public opinion weighed re Macau smoking ban bill: govt

GGRAsia (mo)
added Aug 7, 2015 10:04
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[Asia, India] Muted cigarette sales: ITC Q1 net profit up 3.6% at Rs 2265 cr

ITC Ltd posted a subdued 3.61 percent rise in net profit at Rs 2,265.44 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, due to pressure on cigarette sales and sluggish demand for other FMCG products.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 31, 2015 13:01
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[Asia, India] State forms panel to enforce tobacco Act

Chandigarh...government has become the first state to have constituted an empowered committee to deal with the tobacco industry’s interference in public health policies...would mainly focus on the implementation of Section 5.3 of the WHO Framework Conven
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Jul 20, 2015 09:42
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[Asia, India] Nicotine replacement therapy is the new hope for smokers

the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is promoting Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to help people quit smoking. The therapy uses low nicotine (major constituent of cigarettes) products, thereby cutting down on the craving and easing the sympt
India Today Magazine (in)
added Jul 17, 2015 13:11
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[Asia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka] Neighbours outdo India in tobacco control, says WHO

Three of India’s next door neighbours — Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — adopted better tobacco control strategies to curb deaths caused by tobacco, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report released on Tuesday.
Deccan Herald (in)
added Jul 10, 2015 11:15
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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
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[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
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