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[Asia, Pakistan] PM yet to enforce decision to raise warning size to 85% on cigarette packs

The worldwide tobacco control race is on. Pakistan matches with India if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enforces his two-year-old decision of raising graphic health warning size to 85% on cigarette packs, surpasses Sri Lanka and a little behind Nepal that ha
Daily Times (pk)
added Mar 31, 2017 03:01
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[Asia, India] Use GST to curb illegal cigarette trade, tobacco body says

Shares 1 Thu, 30 Mar 2017-02:50pm , PTI The GST is an unique opportunity for the government to address the growing illegal cigarettes trade in the country, according to Tobacco Institute of India (TII). The institute, a body representing interests of le
DNA India (in)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco control advocates ask govt to enforce two-year old pledge

Should Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enforce his two year-old decision of increasing the size of the graphic health warning (GHW) on cigarette packs to 85 per cent, Pakistan will match with India in South Asia, surpass Sri Lanka and lag slightly behind Nep
The News (pk)
added Apr 1, 2017 17:59
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking to be banned on main boulevard in southern Seoul

In an unusually tough anti-smoking move, one of Seoul's main boulevards will be declared a no-smoking zone and violators will face fines, officials said Wednesday. Seoul's Seocho-gu Ward Office said Gangnam-daero, a 5-kilometer-long major boulevard that
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:52
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[Asia, Thailand] Concern about TTM reforms

Anti-tobacco activists in Thailand are urging the government to reconsider plans to relax its control of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM), reports The Bangkok Post. In December, the cabinet approved a bill that would transform the TTM from a state en
Tobacco Reporter
added Mar 29, 2017 18:49
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[Asia, India] Study links oral clefts to maternal passive smoking

Use of tobacco - one of the leading causes of preventable death - - can affect pregnant women even if they aren't active users. Scientists say women exposed to secondhand smoking during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with cleft lip o
Times of India
added Mar 29, 2017 15:01
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[Asia, Thailand] New 'Tobacco Authority' could ease cigarette restrictions

The bill permits companies or public companies producing tobacco to be registered. The transnational tobacco giants could buy into them or manipulate their policies through proxy shareholders, he said. The companies would also be able to produce a wide r
Bangkok Post (th)
added Mar 29, 2017 10:59
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[Asia, Korea - South] Experts say measures to prevent smoking can also boost the economy

An international symposium designed to assess smoking prevention policies and to seek directions for development is scheduled... “Regulation of tobacco does not have a negative effect on the economy, but it in fact has a positive effect by reducing medic
The Hankyoreh (kr)
added Mar 28, 2017 12:31
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[Asia, India] Social Humour: Twitterati spots photo of a man leisurely smoking beedi, turns it into a viral meme

Twitterati found something quirky in this photo of what appears to be an old man smoking beedi and made it quirkier through funny captions. The rest as they say is history.
Times of India
added Mar 29, 2017 20:41
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[Asia] VIDEO: Illicit trade of cigarettes in Pakistan

Trade of counterfeit, illegal brands in Pakistan is common besides smuggling of such cigarettes from the borders. According to an estimate it is causing Rs. 40 billion loss to national exchequer annually.
You Tube
added Mar 29, 2017 02:43
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