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[Asia, India] Government advisory on e-cigarette ban not binding on states: Delhi HC

The Delhi high court has held that the Centre’s advisory to ban sale of e-cigarettes is not binding on states and Union Territories. “The advisory is not binding and it would be open to the respective states and union territories to take an informed dec
Hindustan Times (in)
added Nov 17, 2018 04:16
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[Asia, Thailand] Cigarette packs to get overhaul

Ten new warning images on cigarette packages and plain packaging are part of a new regulation before the Public Health Ministry to discourage smoking, according to minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 16, 2018 02:24
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[Asia] China aims to sell 6 billion cigarettes but tells people to quit smoking. What does it want?

China’s state-owned tobacco producer said it will meet its annual sales target this year, official media reported on Wednesday, raising questions about the sincerity of Beijing’s effort to improve public health by encouraging people to smoke less.
South China Morning Post
added Nov 16, 2018 02:25
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Thailand to be Asia's first to enforce plain cigarette packs

The Public Health Ministry on Wednesday approved a draft regulation requiring plain cigarette packaging, and will also change the compulsory pictures reinforcing the warning that smoking is hazardous to health.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 15, 2018 14:11
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[Asia, India] Decide within 6 months if cigarette pkts will have nicotine & tar content levels on label: U’khand HC to Centre

Uttarakhand high court (HC) on Monday directed the central government to “consider within a period of six months whether a part of Section 7 of The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, P
Times of India
added Nov 14, 2018 04:27
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[Asia, India] Vapers fume over government advisory banning e-cigarettes

But doctors involved in tobacco control programmes in India feel the nicotine content in e-cigarettes is equally or more harmful. According to S.K. Arora, the tobacco control officer of the Delhi government, the average nicotine content of a cigarette is
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:50
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[Asia, Pakistan] Mobile App launched for reporting violations of tobacco control laws

An innovative mobile-based application ‘ABP Violator Detector,’ which will help report violations of tobacco control laws, was launched here Friday. “The application will prove helpful in implementation of tobacco control laws in Pakistan and will resul
The News (pk)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:04
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[Asia] Cities mull ban on e-cigarettes in public even though China is the biggest producer

Chen Yang (pseudonym), 10, enjoys puffing on the new device that she bought in a shop near her school. It's an e-cigarette, and popular among her classmates. Her mother was later astonished to find that e-cigarettes are common in shops near her school
Global Times (cn)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:16
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[Asia, Pakistan] ‘Secondhand tobacco smoke dangerous to health’

Shaikh, chairman of Foundation Assistant professor and Director Interventional Cardiology Isra University hospital said equally alarming was the fact that hundreds of people who have never smoked die each year from diseases caused by breathing second-hand
The News (pk)
added Nov 6, 2018 11:17
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Singapore First In South-East Asia To Introduce Standardised Tobacco Packaging

Singapore will be first country in South-East Asia to introduce standardised packaging for tobacco, according to Australia's leading cancer charity, Cancer Council Australia
Urdu Point (pk)
added Nov 2, 2018 07:34
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