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[Asia] ‘23.9 million Pakistani adults use tobacco’

out of which 6% are women. According to a report, 15.6 million Pakistanis smoke tobacco and males between the ages of 15-49 were more likely to use tobacco as compared to women. “Tobacco kills 6 million people around the world out of which 80% deaths oc
Daily Times (pk)
added Aug 25, 2016 14:29
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[Asia, India] Vapers claim e-cigarette ban not based on any study, cite RTI reply

Members of the city's vaping community, mostly young techies, have taken the Right to Information (RTI) route to debunk the government's claim that the ban was based on scientific studies. The RTI reply they received from the Tobacco Control Division of t
Times of India
added Aug 9, 2016 17:07
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[Afghanistan, Asia, Pakistan] Smuggled cigarettes causing Rs24b loss

Pakistan is losing billions of rupees in annual excise revenue due to large scale and organised smuggling of internationally popular cigarette brands into Pakistan via Afghanistan. A report by Tobacco Farmers Welfare Association (TFWA) estimates an annua
The Nation (pk)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:58
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[Asia] Have Socioeconomic Inequalities in Tobacco Use in India Increased Over Time? Trends From the National Sample Surveys (2000–2012) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Implications: We found “resilient” tobacco patterns in the last decade despite prevention interventions. SES continues to be inversely associated with tobacco products, with the exception of cigarettes. The declines in bidi use may be getting replaced b
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 12, 2016 14:28
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[Asia, India] 'Plug all loopholes, ensure total ban on FDI in tobacco'

The government needs to urgently plug all loopholes in the FDI policy on tobacco and have a comprehensive ban on it, ensuring that no steps are taken to dilute it, says non-profit body Crusade Against Tobacco.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 4, 2016 17:40
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: With Tokyo Olympics on the way, passive smoking must be stamped DIt

In its basic policy for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the government calls for reinforcing measures against secondhand smoking and is currently studying them in detail, including legislation. Effective preventive measures are needed.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jun 29, 2016 00:25
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[Asia] International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) Letter to SEATCA (PDF)

On behalf of my client, the International Tax and Investment Center.... ITIC's credentials and audit reports are posted on its website. In contrast to my client, SEATCA is an opaque organisation. There is no public document that displays your mem
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Jun 22, 2016 14:05
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Smoking in workplace among fair reasons for dismissal

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labour and Social Development has listed 16 reasons for fair dismissal in both the public and private sectors. The list includes ...smoking, tampering with the attendance timings, neglect, and incitement to disobeying instructi
Gulf News (ae)
added Jun 9, 2016 16:48
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[Asia, India] 'Larger pictorial warning has little impact on smoking habit'

Amid a raging debate over larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, over 70 per cent smokers have said it will have little impact on their smoking habit, according to a survey by insurance firm ICICI Lombard. The government has mandated companies t
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added May 27, 2016 18:58
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[Asia, Pakistan] Pre-budget stockpiling of cigarettes begins

Retailers and wholesalers have started stockpiling of cigarettes to make a quick buck in the run-up to budget 2016-17 when new taxes and duties are set to push up prices. Market sources said retailers and wholesalers will enjoy profits twice – first by a
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 14, 2016 05:41
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