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[Asia] Smoking keeps China’s poor mired in poverty, global agencies say

From buying cigarettes to paying hospital bills and losing a breadwinner, the economic burden of tobacco use is crippling, says UN and WHO
South China Morning Post
added Apr 16, 2017 19:48
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[Asia] The Bill China Cannot Afford: HEALTH, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COSTS OF CHINA’S TOBACCO EPIDEMIC (PDF)

China is the epicentre of this epidemic, and thus lies at the heart of global efforts to stop it...through implementation of a comprehensive package of strong tobacco control policies, China could avert many millions of preventable deaths, as well as mi
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 16, 2017 14:39
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[Asia] Belgian cigar manufacturer J Cortés moves factory from Ireland to Sri Lanka

The century old Belgian cigar manufacturer J. Cortés is closing the cigar factory in Ballaghaderreen, Ireland in the next six months and moving its operations to Sri Lanka. J. Cortés acquired the Exclusive Cigar Manufacturing Ireland plant, a family ciga
LankaPage.com
added Apr 15, 2017 19:42
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[Asia, Pakistan] Report on enforcement of tobacco control laws launched

CTC-Pak launched a report outlining status of enforcement of tobacco control laws in Pakistan. According to the report, sale of cigarettes to minors remains high nationwide with sales of cigarettes near educational institutions remaining a common occurre
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Apr 15, 2017 17:24
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[Asia, India] Heady whiff from tobacco scrips ($$)

A public interest suit against insurance companies investing in tobacco stocks has again sparked a debate on ethical investing. However, insurance companies—or any investor for that matter— could risk underperformance by eliminating tobacco companies fro
Business Standard (in)
added Apr 14, 2017 23:42
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[Asia] Ban on tobacco, gutka showing a dip in oral cancer cases in India: Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Centre for Disease Control’s National Tobacco Survey have indicated a dip in tobacco consumption in India among males. These are attributed mainly to the ban on tobacco and gutka use in public place
Pharmabiz.com (in)
added May 19, 2017 21:47
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[Asia, Pakistan] National action plan for tobacco control demanded

civil society organisations on Thursday called for the formulation of a national action plan for the strict countrywide enforcement of anti-smoking laws and establishment of provincial tobacco control cells. They also urged the federal and provincial gov
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 11, 2017 14:32
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[Asia] Azerbaijani parliament passes bill restricting tobacco use

The bill restricting tobacco use was discussed at the plenary session of Azerbaijan’s Milli Majlis (parliament) on Friday... The bill which consists of 3 chapters and 17 articles lists non-smoking places, anti-tobacco measures, etc. The bill was put to
News.az
added Apr 14, 2017 23:18
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[Asia, India] PIL questions govt. insurance firms’ investments in ITC

A public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Bombay High Court has challenged the large investments made by government-owned insurance companies in cigarette maker ITC, which is the country’s largest fast moving consumer goods company in terms of mark
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:27
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[Asia, Pakistan] Sale of cigarettes to minors remains high; enforcement of laws poor: CTC report

The sale of cigarettes to minors remains high nationwide in Pakistan; the sales of cigarettes near educational institutions is also a common occurrence...a report launched simultaneously in Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar on Thursday by the Coalition for
The News (pk)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:27
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