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[Asia, India] BRIEF-Tata Trusts denies connection with PIL on tobacco Tata Trusts:

* Tata Trusts - it has no connection with a recent public interest litigation on government entities' equity holding in tobacco sector. * Tata Trusts says "baseless" to describe petition as initiated by trusts because two petiitioners work for organisat
Reuters
added Apr 21, 2017 19:27
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] 40 new devices to clear cigarette butts in Dubai

As part of a campaign to clean the cigarette butts off Dubai streets, Dubai Municipality gathered 30kg of cigarette waste from Sheikh Zayed Road in one day. The waste management department also announced 40 new devices to gather cigarette butts and smal
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Impose ‘specific tax’ on tobacco products: activists

In a strange paradox, cigarette prices in Bangladesh are among the lowest in the world, and local hand-rolled ‘bidis’ are even cheaper. But the tax rates are higher than in Norway which is the most expensive country for cigarettes, according to a WHO an
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38
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[Asia] India’s Ban on Foreign Money for Health Group Hits Gates Foundation

“The letter says that we have utilized funds from tobacco and H.I.V. projects for lobbying amongst media and parliamentarians,” Mr. Chhibber said. The Gates Foundation provides most of the financing for the tobacco and H.I.V. programs, he said, and both
New York Times
added Apr 21, 2017 16:57
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[Asia, India] Beware! Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in ‘voice box’

Smoking during and after treatment of Laryngeal cancer has an adverse prognosis. Smoking not only increases the risk of cancer relapse -but also increases the risk of getting another type of cancer, said Dr Kekatpure. It is good to be alert regarding vari
The Health Site (in)
added Apr 20, 2017 14:55
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[Asia, Pakistan] PM urged to enforce enhanced size of health warnings on cigarette packs

Hundreds of Health Professionals have urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to enforce the long-pending decision of raising size of pictorial warning on cigarette packs. It would go a long way in saving our children from the clutches of death, they said. Last
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Apr 20, 2017 14:34
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Government proposes to amend requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on tobacco product packets or retail containers

The Government proposes to amend the requirements of health warnings and indication of tar and nicotine yields on packets or retail containers of tobacco products under the Smoking (Public Health) (Notices) Order (Cap. 371B) with a view to updating the he
Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre (hk)
added Apr 20, 2017 20:44
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[Asia, Pakistan] Police told to enforce tobacco control laws

The Punjab government has directed the inspector general of police and district administrations to ensure the enforcement of tobacco control laws and to launch a 10-day campaign regarding the enforcement of the said laws across the province. The campaign
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 11, 2017 14:30
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Anti-smoking fight heats up

the government is set to gazette an amended law enlarging the size of scare-tactics health warnings to at least 85 percent of the cigarette packets before the current term ends on June 30. Chan said the government will study new strategies to encourage a
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Apr 18, 2017 16:42
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[Asia, Korea - South] High income earners smoke less than people with low incomes: survey

South Korea's smoking trends start to mirror those of more advanced countries where smoking rates continue to fall. There are more smokers among low income earners while those that make more money are less likely to smoke, the Seoul National University H
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:58
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