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[Asia, India] Rules, rain and fake cigarettes hit tobacco growers

Tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are distressed because of falling product prices. Illegal cigarettes, excessive regulation and poor monsoon were hurting them, said the farmers. Though the government had intervened and started purchasing
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 27, 2015 20:03
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - South] South Korea to investigate flavored cigarettes for potential harm

South Korea’s health authorities said Monday they plan to conduct research on cigarettes with flavor capsules, which are becoming increasingly popular with Korean smokers, to determine if they contain harmful substances. Smokers can crush the flavor ca
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 27, 2015 19:22
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[Asia, India] Ban on loose cigarettes not executable, say sellers

With the state government ordering the steepest hike in value added tax (VAT) on the sale of cigarettes -- from the initial 25% to 40% -- and banning sale of loose cigarettes, authorities and cigarette sellers across the city say the ban cannot be impleme
Times of India
added Sep 26, 2015 23:24
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] UPDATE 1-Japan Tobacco in talks to buy Reynolds assets worth $5 bln -Bloomberg

Japan Tobacco Inc is in advanced talks to buy assets worth about $5 billion from Reynolds American Inc, including some of the Natural American Spirit tobacco brand, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The talks could still fall apart and the size of the deal
Reuters
added Sep 25, 2015 14:57
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[Asia, India] Government labs to test tar, nicotine level in tobacco products

Cigarette and bidi manufacturers may soon have to declare tar and nicotine content on their packets, with government preparing to launch testing labs.
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 22, 2015 16:21
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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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