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[Asia, India] Sharp decline in smoking, teens stay off cigarettes

Tobacco use prevalence in Karnataka has reduced by 5.4% in the past five years, according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) for 2016-17. Another key highlight is that more number of people use beedi and gutka than cigarette.
Times of India
added Jan 12, 2018 04:25

[Asia, India] Anti-cancer activist raises alarm over young smokers

Serving hookahs in bars or restaurants with poor fire safety standards and no separate fire exits continue to be a grave safety hazard. He has pointed to its health hazards for youngsters and has asked for its ban under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco
Asian Age (in)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:19

[Asia, Israel] With a flick of the hand, app aims to help smokers kick the habit

Somatix, a New York-based startup founded by Israelis, says it has developed gesture analysis software that can keep track of users’ smoking habits and help them get a handle on their addiction. The software developed by the firm, which has an R&D cente
Times of Israel (is)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:33
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[Asia, India] 20 die of tobacco related diseases a day in Karnataka ; GATS-2 Survey

Atleast 20 people die in Karnataka every day due to tobacco related diseases with cancer being the main scourge, according to the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2). Releasing the factsheet of the survey conducted by the Tata Institute of Social
United News of India (in)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:58

[Asia] Will Israel ban tobacco advertisements?

the Knesset agreed to approve a bill banning the advertisement of cigarettes and other addictive tobacco products. On Tuesday, the Knesset gave the bill preliminary approval, paving the way for the legislative votes. The bill will place a general ban on
Arutz Sheva (
added Jan 11, 2018 19:14

[Asia, India] Do warnings on tobacco packs work? Overwhelmingly yes, says this study

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey -2 (GATS-2) which was conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in association has thrown light on why it is important to have pictorial warnings on cigarette packs. The study has found that the warnings play a r
The News Minute (in)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:13


The Knesset approved a preliminary reading of a private member’s bill limiting the advertisement and marketing of tobacco products, but only in the electronic media and not in printed newspapers. While the Israel Medical Association, the Public Health P
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 11, 2018 02:54

[Asia, India] ‘Pictorial warning impact worrying tobacco lobby’

. The HC move had created a flutter among anti-tobacco lobbyists, who said the tobacco industry is trying to avoid pictorial warnings as they have a positive impact on tobacco users. In its order on December 15, the Karnataka HC struck down the Cigarette
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:11
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[Asia, Israel] Knesset moves to stub out ads for cigarettes and tobacco

The Knesset on Wednesday gave its preliminary approval to a proposed ban on cigarette and tobacco ads, except in print media, in a bid to tackle smoking rates in Israel. The proposal, by Likud MK Yehudah Glick and Zionist Union MK Eitan Cabel, cleared it
Times of Israel (is)
added Jan 10, 2018 19:09

[Asia, India] Tobacco products will continue to have 85% pictorial warning as SC stays Karnataka court order

A day after the Supreme Court of India stayed the Karnataka High Court judgement which struck down the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MoHFW) amended guidelines to have 85 per cent area of tobacco products packages covered with health warn
Down To Earth (DTE) (Society for Environmental Communications) (in)
added Jan 10, 2018 23:31
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