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[Asia, Mid-east] Iraqi villagers celebrate freedom from Islamic State, but still haunted by terror

"If you are caught smoking you get whipped with a water hose 50 times in public," said Othman Mahmoud, as his friend handed around a pack of cigarettes with a smile.
Reuters
added Oct 27, 2016 19:08
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[Asia, Cambodia] Trade deal to reduce tariffs with Vietnam

Vietnam agreed to provide the same preferential treatment for 39 Cambodian products, including 300,000 tonnes of rice annually and 3,000 tonnes of dried tobacco in 2016 and 2017.
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:13
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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers stage protest in Delhi

Over a thousand tobacco growers and retailers on Thursday staged a protest outside the Health Ministry and South Asian Office of the [WHO] here...they have been denied participation in the upcoming [FCTC COP7]...urged the government to boycott the WHO con
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Oct 29, 2016 15:53
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[Asia, India] All forms of chewing tobacco banned

BENGALURU, October 27, 2016 The State government on Wednesday banned the sale of flavoured chewing tobacco that is being sold in sachets as an alternative to the now banned gutka. After the State banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of ghut
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 27, 2016 21:48
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[Asia] India's tobacco industry, government face off ahead of WHO conference

India's $11 billion tobacco industry has urged the government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a World Health Organization conference in New Delhi next month, but officials say the government will not bow to "pressure tactics
Reuters
added Oct 27, 2016 14:35
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[Asia, India] ITC beats street buzz, Q2 net up 10.5% on tobacco biz

Beating street estimates, ITC Ltd posted an increase of 10.49% in its net profit at Rs 2500.03 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 even as the company managed higher profitability from its cigarette business, while the loss from the other FMCG
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 27, 2016 00:59
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[Asia, India] Cigarettes Boost ITC's Second Quarter Performance

ITC Ltd.’s profit in the July to September quarter rose 10.5 percent as cigarette sales increased 7 percent. Net profit rose to Rs 2,500 crore from Rs 2,262.5 crore in the same quarter last year, according to financial results posted on the exchanges. T
Bloomberg News
added Oct 26, 2016 15:07
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[Asia] Indian cigarette maker ITC criticizes big health warnings on packs

"There is no evidence to suggest that cigarette smoking would cause the diseases depicted in the pictures or that large GHW (graphic health warnings) will lead to reduction in consumption," ITC said in a statement filed to the Indian stock exchanges. It
Reuters
added Oct 26, 2016 14:24
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[Asia, China] A smoke inside the airport? Not any more

SHANGHAI’S two airports will ban smoking inside terminal buildings from this Sunday. Shanghai Airport Authority said yesterday all indoor smoking rooms will be closed. The authority has set up outdoor smoking areas and smokers will be guided to these de
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:30
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[Asia, Pakistan] Shops sealed for selling cigarettes to minors

The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has launched a crackdown on sale of cigarettes to minors across the city. The CDGL officials said the DCO himself headed the campaign and sealed many shops in Gulberg and other localities on Tuesday. They sai
The News (pk)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:29
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