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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] MACKAY: Tobacco industry and the art of non-confession

It is a tragedy that the wealthy tobacco companies have successfully weakened well-intentioned attempts to call them to account... The behavior of the industry seems to have hardly changed. Here in Hong Kong the government's modest proposal to increase t
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:21
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[Asia, India] Health Department raids wholesale tobacco shops, destroys cigarettes

raided the wholesale tobacco shops located in the Sherpur area. The raid was conducted under the supervision of Dr Andesh Kang, District Food Officer. Cigarette packets were found from these shops. There were no warning boards displayed outside these shop
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Dec 8, 2017 19:08
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[Asia, India] Teens' smoking influenced by parents' habits: Study

Key Findings of the Study: • 89% teenagers agreed that if it's ok for their parents to smoke, then it's ok for them too. • 87% teenagers believe that watching actors smoke in movies promotes smoking among the audience.
ANI (in)
added Dec 5, 2017 13:27
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate to drop this year as tobacco sales fall due to price hikes: official

South Korea's smoking rate will likely drop this year, as sales of cigarettes have fallen due to a big increase in the price of tobacco in 2015, an official source said Tuesday. Citing the need to discourage smoking, the government increased taxes on ci
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:54
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[Asia, India] What do teenagers think about smoking?

1900 students were randomly chosen from six states ...89% teenagers agreed that if it’s ok for their parents to smoke, then its ok for them too. 87% teenagers believe that watching actors smoke in movies promotes smoking among the audience. 85% teenagers
The Daily Rising Kashmir (in)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:15
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[Asia, India] Over 50% teenagers believe smoking cigarettes cuts stress: Survey

Over 50 per cent of teenagers in India smoke cigarettes because they believe it helps reduce stress, and because smoking makes them appear "cool" among their peers, finds a survey. The survey showed that over 52 per cent teenagers believed that smoking
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:29
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[Asia, India] What do teenagers think about smoking? Fortis’ study reveals stunning findings

Almost all teenagers think that if their parents smoke, it is OK for them to smoke! / the Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, under the aegis of Dr. Samir Parikh, conducted a survey among adolescents. The team engaged and interacted with
The Health Site (in)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:26
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[Asia, Pakistan] SBP requested to ban tobacco use in banks

The Ministry of National Health Services has approached the State Bank of Pakistan to enforce tobacco control laws in banks to prevent the world’s largest cause of deaths in the country, said an official on Saturday.
The Nation (pk)
added Dec 3, 2017 03:06
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[Asia, China] Hong Kong marks 35th year of tobacco control, aims at 'endgame plan'

An international conference entitled "Towards a Tobacco Endgame in Hong Kong" was held here on Friday to mark the 35th year milestone for tobacco control in the region and prepare a blueprint for a smoke-free Hong Kong. The conference, jointly held by t
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:22
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[Asia, India] Activists welcome empowered panel for tobacco control

Plaudits have come in for the State government’s decision to set up an empowered committee to implement the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and to deal with any kind of interference from the tobacco industry in the implementation of
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:50
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